Classes and Wellness

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Patients preparing for surgery or who are experiencing pain may benefit from the following:


Acupuncture can help prevent pain by acting on the sympathetic nervous system and by stimulating the body to produce biochemical substances that help to reduce pain. When the entire body system is in balance, optimal health occurs. Acupuncture relieves obstructions to the flow of life force energy (Qi), and restores general balance. Acupuncture treatments are individualized based on the patient’s unique characteristics.

Back Care Yoga

This class is designed specifically to teach yoga postures that help heal and strengthen your back. The essence of yoga is to stretch without risk, to perform dynamic stretching sequences that enhance flexibility and strength, and to tone muscles and joints.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy stimulates circulation, relaxes muscles and reduces tension. It helps increase flexibility and range of motion as well as providing a sense of deep relaxation and greater vitality. Massage may help lower stress hormones and aid in more restful sleep.


Hypnotherapy is conducted in a safe, relaxed setting by a trained professional. The clinical hypnotherapist uses guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, and positive affirmations to create healthy life changes.


Reiki can help to provide relaxation, relieve pain and muscle tension, decrease stress, expand one’s energy, enhance the immune system, create a profound sense of inner peace and well-being and bring about significant positive change. Reiki produces a deeply soothing and restorative experience.

Wellness classes and services are offered at the following locations:

Wellness & Integrative Medicine Center, Salem
NSMC Union Hospital, Lynn
NSMC Outpatient Services, Danvers
NSMC Salem Hospital, Salem