Accelerated Rehabilitative Care (ARC)
When you are hurting, we are here to provide the compassion that you need and the quality service you deserve.
What is Accelerated Rehabilitative Care (ARC)
ARC is a unique, client-centered, natural healthcare approach to pain, injuries and long term conditions with focus on prevention, maintenance and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, healthy behaviors and healthy self-care.
The first stage is to return you to the highest quality of life possible.
The second stage, helps to keep you that way.
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Accelerated Rehabilitative Care is a sole proprietorship dedicated to providing all our clients including those with Lymphedema and Edema, a suitable and comprehensive treatment program. ARC offers a natural assisted healing process for various acute and/or chronic issues.
ARC is here to provide alternative natural pain removing, stress relieving, health improving services to the Grand Bahama community, the neighboring Bahamian Islands, and to our international visitors as we collaborate with other health care organizations and industry professionals to deliver these services productively and expertly.
To facilitate your bodies own natural healing process utilizing the most effective and efficient natural treatments to date for prevention, maintenance, and promotion of healthy lifestyles, healthy behaviors, and healthy self-care.
What we do
Ashiatsu Bar Therapy
Our most promising offer is truly the “deepest most luxurious massage on the planet!” The word “Ashi” means foot and “Atsu” means pressure symbolizing ‘foot pressure’. This Asian flare with a Western viewpoint using the feet rather than the hands is used to deliver a deep consistent massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
ARC specializes in the treatment, care and maintenance of Lymphedema, and the care of post-op Cosmetic & Plastic surgery edema (swelling).
Who is Taneca?
With a background as a registered Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Fitness instructor and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2007, Taneca is passionate about the body and its natural healing capabilities
It’s a hard thing to hear after you have just endured chemotherapy, a 5 hr surgery, and facing radiation-you have Lymphedema. A scary finding online said there’s no cure. You feel the swelling and pain but how do you manage with getting back to normal. The answer to my question was therapy and trust me I have done therapy before for another issue and it required lots of exercise and pain. So I delayed contacting anyone to manage my now seemingly lifelong issue. The pain one day was so bad that I had to call for help, and then it happened. I met the wonderful Taneca. My experience was one of amazement. She not only educated me about my condition but she took extra care to help me dispel my past experience with therapy. My treatment, was, believe it or not, a relaxing time for me. Her hands are gifted! The most uncomfortable part was the wrapping afterwards and that’s because I do a lot of typing for a living but I saw results early in my treatment process. I would highly recommend Taneca to anyone who is dealing with Lymphedema. Educated, qualified, amazing bedside manner, caring but firm; that’s Taneca, a true Lymphedema therapist!
I am an extremely busy businessman who sits in my office for protracted periods of time and am somewhat overweight. Too often, I do not request a treatment session with Taneca until I have spent weeks working. By then my back, shoulders and neck are in pain and I am tense from the stress of my work. But every time, I leave with my muscles relaxed and my stress gone. The treatment starts with the welcoming reception (without recriminations of how much time has passed between treatments) and the relaxing atmosphere of the treatment room. It continues with her methodical attention to each affected muscle group until they have been relaxed. Many times I feel sorry for her that she has to work so hard. But each time, the deep body massages she gives positively affects my body and refreshes my mind. I unhesitatingly recommend Taneca for her expertise and professionalism.
Three years ago I injured my right arm in the gym. It was very painful to bend my arm to put on my bra or put clothing over my head. I did not have full range. I could not stretched my arm to bend my arm over my forehead. At night the pain would jolt me out of my sleep and would only ease by my husband massaging my arm. I consulted and visited Taneca in hopes of getting massage treatments to help alleviate the pain and discomfort. She performed massages with stretches on my arm in addition to applying electrical therapy to the muscle tissue of my right arm. With those treatments my arm progressively healed and I regained the full range and use of my arm with no further discomfort and pain to date. Grateful!
So amazing! Taneca has always provided top notch professional service. My experience with her for my Physical therapy sessions were the best. I always left feeling pain free. Since then it was recommended that I receive regular monthly Massage therapy. Therefore, I’ve scheduled monthly 30-minute therapeutic massages with her. With no regrets, I highly recommend Taneca as a Massage Therapist. Great service! 🙂
I have known Taneca now for quite some time. I started seeing her as a client somewhere around 2012. I suffer from severe sciatic and arthritic pains and have had many different types of massage treatments from many different therapists but Taneca by far has given me the most therapeutic, professional and beneficial massages at every session. Her warm, calm personality tops it off and she is exceptionally outstanding when it comes to providing and offering a service. That is why with great confidence whenever I do make a recommendation to anyone for a massage, I highly recommend Taneca. I still see her today, she is simply the best!!
I first came to see Taneca a few years ago after having right knee surgery. I was very skeptical about being able to do anything close to my prior activity level much less walk or run again but Taneca had different thoughts. She listened, she seemed to understand my struggles as best as she could and she tried to help me understand what she was doing and why. She was knowledgeable, she took time to explain, and she showed concern always encouraging or offering reassurance. Don’t get me wrong it was difficult and she was stern; she pushes you but you realize that she does it only because she wants you to get better and see results. I found her to be realistic and down to earth. I found her methods to be “creative” because some of those exercises and treatments I wondered if I could do if I wasn’t injured but she makes you feel comfortable, sometimes joining in and doing the exercises with you just for extra motivation and a little push. She gets you to where you need to be and sets you up on the right path to continue your progression. Needless to say I achieved my goal which is why when I unfortunately re-injured the same knee, having to receive another round of surgery finding myself needing rehab once again with even more skepticism, I had no question as to who I was going to for help. I recovered from that second round too and now I see Taneca for some infrequent pain management/re-assurance on the knee if I tweak it, just to keep me going. I am appreciative of her services and I am grateful for her being accessible even after my therapy was completed. I highly recommend Mrs. Ward.
You know I am here in Miami Florida right now doing a follow up but as I sat here and thought to myself I never knew if you knew how much I appreciated you and I still do. When everybody gave up on me you didn’t! They said I would never walk again and I trusted you and you handled me with kid gloves and now (walking) I have all this life ahead of me. You will always be a part of my memory banks. Taneca (Mrs Ward) you don’t know how much you mean to me and I just wanted to send this because you may have a customer who may need to see the testimony of somebody that really, truly trusted you with their lives. I can remember trying to get up for the very first time and you were right there handling me so gently. This coming from a person who had not walked in over a year and who was promised never to walk again, and you still took a chance with me. I just want to say thank you so much and may others get to see the light that God has inside of you. Continue to be well, continue to do well, nothing but luv for ya!
After having a massive stroke I have been doing strength and balance training with Taneca for a few years and our short time together has been nothing short of both productive and encouraging. Taneca fully understood the requirements necessary for my continued recovery. She designed specific exercises and approaches that have promoted my healing, and that will help me live a better life in the future. She listened patiently to my concerns, assessed the issue as a whole, and came up with strategic workouts for each of my sessions based on where my body was at. Each session with her has been well worth the time, effort and money. I would recommend Taneca with confidence that you will be in great professional hands. Thank you Taneca!
Having gone for two months almost immobilized by tremendous pain in my left shoulder and arm and treating it with medication that made me nauseous, I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and went to Taneca for therapy rather than opting for surgical intervention. I was a wreck when I first met her, explaining that I was used to being fit and active and that I had become unable to do anything; my question to her was, could she restore me to being ‘me’ again. Her understanding was instantly reassuring and there was noticeable improvement after just the first few treatments in that the pain was being managed without medication and I was once again able to sleep at night. The treatment phase worked wonders, and during the follow up phase Taneca advised me how to ease back into my normal routine. I am now back to being myself again but continue to see her on a maintenance basis to ensure I stay that way. I highly recommend Taneca and ARC.
I feel that Taneca is a very good Massage Therapist. She is blessed with this special gift of massaging and she would definitely make your aches and pains disappear. She would be a blessing to anyone needing her services as she surely knows her craft well. I know I always feel much better after a treatment from her.