Injury Recovery

Being hurt is no fun. Being in pain is even less fun! At Zen and Vitality, under Zoa’s watchful guidance you will be able to move safely, build strength, increase flexibility, organize mindful body movement, and create optimal movement patterns to minimize future injuries. All movement plans will be prepared in coordination with any medical advice/limits you are following. Zoa will teach you, keep you honest, add challenge in “just right” steps, adjust for your ever changing limitations, and give options for you to choose between. Never a dull moment, this is a great place to be when working to get to 100% after a setback.

The more injuries you get, the smarter you get. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

Infrared Sauna

Recovery is hard. The Infrared Sauna can make it easier and quicker. Taking a short 30 min rest in the sauna builds enough heat in the body to increase blood flow (and thereby oxygen) to your injury, stimulate your mitochondria to turn on tissue growth and repair, reduce pain levels by calming your nervous system, and decreases inflammation to allow better healing. Weekly or more frequent sessions can make a huge difference in your recovery time and comfort during the process. Read more at News Medical Life Sciences.

Light Therapy

Near infrared and red light therapy are little known tools that speed wound healing, increase collagen production, modulate inflammation, improve blood flow, and enhance cellular regeneration. Sounds like a great recipe for healing an injury! You can get all this in two ways at Zen and Vitality. One is a handheld tool called the LumiNIR Wand so you can target the light therapy precisely where you need it. The other is a whole body Joov Red Light Therapy system where you stand and treat all of your exposed skin. Whether you are dealing with a simple cat scratch, a complex shoulder surgery, or a torn hamstring red light therapy is a terrific healing tool! Read more at The Energy Blueprint.


Pilates Equipment exercises strengthen the deep, stabilizing muscles that keep joints moving smoothly and safely. These are muscles of stamina since they work all day to hold you together, maintain your posture, and prepare for motion. Yes, you need power muscles to lift heavy things (and bodies are heavy things!), but you need these “Pilates muscles” to move safely! Private sessions can be used to strengthen around a joint in preparation for surgical intervention, for rehabilitation after surgery, and for avoiding surgery in certain cases! Read about Pilates after joint replacements and Pilates for shoulder rehabilitation

I have been a student of Zoa’s for about a year and a half now. I take her pilates and yoga classes. I appreciate the way Zoa works with each person depending on their needs. I always thought that I couldn’t do yoga because of my limitations with my knees, but I am doing it now. I added the weekly yoga class that will work for my knees thanks to Zoa! I have enjoyed my relationship, advice, and instruction I have received in Zoa’s classes and look forward to working with her in the years to come. 

Debra Grant

When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it defeat you, or you can let it strengthen you.” ~ Unknown

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