• By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program Introduces Expanded Wellness Services

September 30, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, which launched earlier this year, is expanding its wellness offerings to include a weight management plan and spa services. The Healthy Weight Plan and Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program will open this fall and enhance the already popular wellness plans available for guests.

“We are excited about taking wellness to the next level,” says Donald Hensrud, M.D., the program’s medical director. “Our expanded services embrace the idea of involving the entire body and mind.Grocery bag with healthy foods and weight scale No matter your age or health needs, if you’re looking to better manage stress, lose weight, get active, or eat and cook healthfully, our program offers a diverse selection of wellness options for anyone seeking whole-body wellness.”

Healthy Weight Plan
Losing weight and making lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Mayo experts understand this challenge. The plan brings together the collective knowledge of weight management and behavior change experts. They have developed a two-day on-site session, along with engagement before and after the on-site program that breaks down barriers, dispels diet myths and guides guests on a weight-loss journey tailored specifically to their goals. The plan also offers ongoing support so guests stay motivated and the weight stays off for good.

“An important aspect of this program is that Mayo Clinic staff understand how challenging weight management can be and they offer a strong supportive environment while people meet these challenges,” says Dr. Hensrud. “Everyone has different obstacles to weight management, and we encourage guests to design their own individualized weight-loss program to address these obstacles.”

Our wellness specialists stay engaged as partners for a full year to help people meet their healthy weight goals, Dr. Hensrud adds.

Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program

Frosted glass door with the words Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living ProgramMayo Clinic has long offered massage, acupuncture, meditation training and skin care services as key components of patient care in the hospital and clinical setting. It is now using that knowledge and expertise to offer spa services at Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

“We have created a true lifestyle-changing program that blends together evidenced-based health and spa therapies to support people’s wellness journey,” says Brent Bauer, M.D., medical director, Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. “Rejuvenate emphasizes the ways that traditional spa services can enhance a person’s overall well-being through the renewal of mind, body and spirit.”

The therapies provided can be enjoyed on their own or complement a person’s wellness experience at the Mayo Clinic HealthyPedicure chairs and tubs at Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Living Program. Services offered include an array of massages, skin care (facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, injectables) and nail health such as manicures and pedicures (no gels or artificial nails).

For information on the new services and to contact or schedule an appointment, please visit the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program website: https://healthyliving.mayoclinic.org/.

About Mayo Clinic
Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit150years.mayoclinic.org, http://www.mayoclinic.org/ and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

About the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is redefining healthy living. It’s a comprehensive, whole-body wellness experience guided by medical research and evidence-based medicine to offer guests trusted solutions to improve quality of life. The program is research-driven around diet, exercise, and resiliency; and when all of these are connected, they encompass the power needed to make sustainable changes. Wellness coaches work with individuals to design comprehensive, personalized wellness plans based on goals and expectations. Ongoing support is offered to ensure continued success and sustainability once guests return home. Cooking demonstrations, physical activities, resiliency experiences and spa services are available to guests, patients and family members through our à la carte menu. Located in Rochester, Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is close to a local airport and is within an hour and fifteen-minute drive of Minneapolis.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kelley Luckstein, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005 or [email protected]

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