Amazing Wellness Programs Set RiverWoods Apart
Walking Paths & LifeTrail®
Walking paths outline the entire RiverWoods campus allowing our residents, staff and visitors to enjoy the beautifully
landscaped areas of the community.
In the summer of 2009, RiverWoods received a generous donation of The LifeTrail® Advanced Wellness System from Playworld Systems of Lewisburg. Several exercise stations were placed along the walking path and are designed to promote good posture, core strength, active stretching, balance, and strength training. The equipment is specifically for older adults desiring an active lifestyle and was designed in collaboration with gerontology, kinesiology, and recreation experts from Penn State University.
Activities designed to elevate the mind, body and spirit
RiverWoods offers a fitness center complete with treadmills, life cycles, an elliptical machine, free weights and more. Our Wellness Director can tailor a fitness program to fit any residents’ needs. The fitness center is located in RidgeCrest Commons and is open to all residents at no additional charge.
RiverWoods offers a complete aquatic program including water aerobics, aquacise, free swim periods, lap swims, water volleyball, water walking and more. Our Squeaky Joints classes consist of aquatic exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation and taught by certified instructors to improve balance, range of motion, and muscular strength. Mens and women’s changing rooms with a shower and lockers are available.
Creative Arts and Crafts And Woodworking Studios
Creativity shines in the RiverWoods woodwork and art and craft studios. The Studio and the wood-shop both allow residents to share their creativity with each other and visitors.
Studio for Arts and Crafts
Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most natural of the healing arts and has been used for thousands of years to ease muscle pain, reduce stress and promote long term wellness. Not only does massage therapy relieve many symptoms and conditions, it has been shown to improve a person’s quality of life. At RiverWoods, our licensed massage therapist offers Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy and Chair massage.
Swedish massage uses five basic strokes: sliding or gliding, kneading, rhythmic, and tapping friction. It can help to reduce pain, joint stiffness, and improve mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscles and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located underneath the top layer of muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy focuses on stimulating and releasing trigger points in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except found in the belly of muscles.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principles that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that correspond to every part, organ, and gland in the body. It is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands.
Services are available by appointment only.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 570.850.0772.