Wellness Center

Acupuncture and Massage

Welcome to the Wellness Center! Services below will be provided downstairs in the Wellness Center on the corner of Iowa Street and Water Street. Massage services for the guests of John and Deb’s Place will be done upstairs in the privacy of their own suite by our own Deb Sherman, a nationally certified massage therapist. Couples massage for our guests are available as well. The wellness center is open year around.


An ancient form of body work dating back at least 5000 years. The longevity of massage is due to the successes and benefits it has been providing for years. It can be a powerful ally to your well-being if incorporated in your healthcare regime. Stress is a factor that is hard to avoid in day to day living and some experts believe 90 percent of disease is stress related. Along with many other benefits, massage can help manage stress by decreasing anxiety, enhancing sleep quality, improving circulation and concentration, increasing energy and reducing fatigue. As a result, massage also lessens depression and anxiety. Below are just some of the other ways massage can play a role in your well-being:

Alleviate low-back pain, improve range of motion, reduce spasms/cramping
Lower diastolic blood pressure and stress hormones
Stimulate lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
Increase joint flexibility
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
Pump oxygen/nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller

Call (414) 303-4374 or email HeatherJWalkerLMT@gmail.com to schedule your appointment:
Heather Walker, LMT


Practiced for centuries, acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. Based on the theory that energy, called Qi (say “chee”) flows through and around your body along channels called meridians. According to acupuncturists, illness occurs in the body when there is an imbalance or block of your Qi. In order to unblock or influence Qi to flow back into balance, acupuncturists insert very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. Each point is related to certain health problems or body functions. These needles will remain in for a few minutes to influence the energy flow and unblock your Qi.

Most people feel slight pressure when the needles are placed and find that it doesn’t hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. It is believed that this is a sign that the energy flow, or Qi, has been accessed. Sessions can be scheduled for general health maintenance and well-being but is also an effective treatment for some of the following disorders:

Digestive: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation and diarrhea
Respiratory: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infections
Neurological and muscular: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis,urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.
Physical problems related to stress and emotional conditions

Call 608-726-0810 or email Acupuncture@JohnAndDebsPlace.com to schedule your appointment:
Heart of Healing ~ Karin Lutes, L.Ac.