Classes and Wellness


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Childbirth Education 

Childbirth education classes are offered at different times and days, depending on the course. Topics covered include:

  • What to expect during labor, delivery and the early postpartum period
  • Physical, emotional and sexual changes during pregnancy
  • Relaxation skills
  • Comfort measures and breathing strategies during labor
  • Tips for partners
  • Possible complications during pregnancy
  • Cesarean section delivery vs. vaginal delivery
  • Pain management choices
  • Infant care
Click here for a list of classes and times.

If you are a new mom looking for breastfeeding support, we encourage you to attend our free weekly support group. Details here.

Patients with osteoporosis may benefit from the following services:


Strong Women Program

Treatment for osteoporosis may involve diet, exercise, or medication. NSMC Wellness and Integrative Medicine offers "Strong Women", a weight training program to increase strength, muscle mass, and bone density in middle aged and older women. Our weight training program is based on clinical research by Dr. Miriam Nelson, Tufts University.

Gentle Yoga

Yoga is a noncompetitive discipline that emphasizes how the body can find its own natural expression. The essence of yoga is to stretch without risk, to perform dynamic stretching sequences which enhance flexibility and strength, to tone muscles and joints, to improve functioning of the major organs of the body and reduce stress

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.

All women patients may benefit from the following services:



Meditation, Relaxation & Mindfulness

Experience, enjoy and learn effective and research proven approaches for stress management. These practices have been known to reduce anxiety, regulate blood pressure and increase mental clarity and focus. Whether you are a new or experienced student, this class provides the opportunity to learn simple techniques, ask questions and experience meditation with a group.

Acupuncture

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. Acupuncture has been known to treat Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fibroids, Chronic Bladder Infection, Complications in Pregnancy, Morning Sickness and infertility.

Reiki

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 for the person receiving it. Reiki produces a deeply soothing and restorative experience.?

Wellness Gym Membership

Membership includes use of treadmills, rowers, ellipticals, bikes & Nu-Steps machines. Stretching, muscle conditioning & interval training classes are included. ? Personal trainingWork with a fitness expert to assess your fitness level and receive a life-long fitness plan. Individual or private group sessions available.

The LEARN Program for Weight Control

The LEARN Program has been used for over 15 years as a safe and effective method for weight loss. The program was developed at Yale University by professionals in the areas of nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology, and is designed to help participants achieve permanent results. The program addresses five key areas that are essential to successful weight loss: lifestyle, exercise, attitudes, relationships and nutrition.?

Total Body Conditioning

An energizing workout that includes cardio conditioning and strength training for all levels.

Wellness classes and services are offered at the following locations:

Wellness & Integrative Medicine Center, Salem
NSMC Union Hospital, Lynn
NSMC Women's Center, Danvers
NSMC Salem Hospital, Salem