||Facilities at The Abbott Center
||Set in a classic 1830’s
New England home, the Center’s facility is personal, homey and
charming… very different from a clinical setting. You’ll
feel peaceful and relaxed. Clients are encouraged to walk around the
lovely landscaped grounds, sit in the livingroom and read from our
library, meditate or exercise outside on the grass or terrace, use
the hydrotherapy pool (notice needed). Make yourself comfortable.
This is a healing center.
When you come in you will see our relaxed reception
and waiting area. Big down-filled couches encourage you to be comfortable.
Books and magazines are available for reading with soft music. You
are welcome to come early and relax before your session.
All of the three therapy rooms have their
own comfortable personalities. The front room dates back to 1830
and boasts a fireplace, antique furniture
and a high quality iPod speaker system.
||Back Therapy Room
The renovated back therapy space is a charming
pastel garden room that was once a storage shed. Lying on your back,
you’ll be looking up at a tray ceiling painted with clouds!
||Upstairs Therapy Room
With an ocean theme, this room is soothing and quiet. It is one of
the unchanged rooms of the historic house that makes The Abbott Center
a unique place to come to heal. It has a wide-board floor, antique
furniture and our best sound system.
Our studio is large bright space on the
upper floor of our second building. It has an oak floor, wall mural to the cathedral ceiling, tile bath
and storage space, a beautiful Palladian window that lets in
the morning sun, skylights and a sliding glass door in the back opening
to a small deck overlooking a lovely view. Being away from the central
therapy area in the main house, it provides a private, quiet place
for Pilates private sessions.
This photo shows only half of the space. (See more images in Pilates.) Our top-of-the-line
Gratz and Basil Pilates equipment pieces are built to the original
specifications of Joseph Pilates. Spring-resisted exercise is a
refinement of the mat exercise routine, bringing you deeper into
the core and helping you to focus on those muscles as you work out.
The equipment may look imposing, but the various pieces are helpful
for beginners as well as experienced Pilates students.
|| Pilates Studio 2
Our second studio is a bright warm room with a heated oak
floor that feels good under stocking feet. Large windows and French
doors bring in the light and the view. At night it's a cozy and conducive
space to focus on your body. It's stocked with everything to
make this a fully functioning Pilates Equipment Studio for private/semi-private lessons and for small group classes.
||Hydrotherapy Pool: Available only by private invitation of the owner.
Our 4’ deep hydrotherapy pool is
available seasonally for a variety of uses. A swim jet, massage heads,
fitness “toys” and bubbles are some of the choices available
for exercising or relaxing. Temperature can be adjusted quickly with
advance notice. Try Watsu, hydrotherapy massage, aquatic fitness,
hot bubbles, or float in a quiet pool gazing at the sky. You are encouraged
to use the pool before or after your appointment in season. The temperature
is kept at 85 degrees and can be adjusted with advance notice to a
cooler temperature for exercise or hotter (up to 104) for relaxing.
Watsu® and underwater massage are done at body temperature.
Yard and Gardens :
The grounds have a terrace and a spacious lanscaped
back yard with flower gardens that invite you to wander or meditate or read. In the summer, you can ask your therapist
to move to an outside table for a session on the lawn or terrace.
you've never been to see our facility or meet our staff, we always
welcome investigators. Call to set a time to come in when someone
is free to show you around or take a chance on an impromptu drop-in
and take a peek.