Dr. John W. Zarrella and his team of oral-health professionals take care of chompers with a comprehensive approach to dentistry. During initial consultations at the practice, patients receive one-on-one attention from a dental expert, gaining insight on preventative maintenance and lifestyle habits that can foster healthier smiles and toothier hisses at misbehaving house cats. Dr. Zarrella’s flexible schedule allows him to perform basic dental services, such as fillings and cleanings as well as more involved services such as root canals, extractions, and periodontal care. To assuage common fears about going to the dentist, staffers occasionally dress up in toothbrush and toothpaste costumes, circulating among patients and shooing away tooth fairies hidden in the bushes
At Pure Self-Reflection, healer Rose, a social worker, taps into an arsenal of nontraditional techniques to rejuvenate the spirit. She tears down the walls that trap clients in poor health or mental states, and helps them move forward with hypnotherapy, reiki, chakra-aligning, past-life regression, or other holistic methods. By doing so, she gets as the root of issues, from smoking addiction to stress to pain.
Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time—we're here for a good time."
This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Certified trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.
The studio creates a welcoming, tranquil environment in which students can grow their physical, mental, and spiritual selves. Inside the mother-and-daughter-owned sanctuary, yogis at any experience level—from beginners who've never saluted the sun to bend-experts capable of tying their shoes with their own toes—are encouraged to twist and stretch their way through myriad classes.
Veronica Boske of Ameyal Holistic Health inspires her clients to study, train, and work for the healthy life they want. Her health and weight loss coaching programs aim to help clients of all ages and fitness levels improve their overall wellness by following customized fitness plans, preparing nutritious recipes, and setting realistic goals. Instead of focusing on dietary changes or exercise regimes alone, she analyzes every aspect of a client's life, from their stress level to their sleep patterns to how many life-size donuts they run into on their way to work.
During coaching sessions, Boske draws upon the experience she gained in the Health Coach Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. There, she studied more than 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and coaching methods. She also learned from a number of well-known wellness experts, including Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University.
A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections' team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.
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