Maine Optometry’s skilled optometrists determine prescriptions for contacts, such as Acuvue Oasys, and glasses, such as the eye boutique's more than 750 frames including brands such as Oakley, Kate Spade, and Banana Republic. These frames encircle everything from simple single-vision lenses to specialty lenses that cater to athletes or clients who stare at a computer monitor all day waiting for it to blink. Clients interested in throwing off the yoke of eyewear entirely can discuss refractive surgery with the doctors.
Maine Optometry also outfits clients in designer sunglasses and concerns itself with the environment, working with an e-prescribing system that eliminates paperwork, which trees hate to fill out.
The professional stress fighters at Massage on Maine deal a one-two punch to tension, incarcerating worrisome thoughts and jangly nerves with a bevy of relaxing and beautifying treatments. During the 30-minute massage, skilled fingers perform piano concertos on tension-taxed back trapezii using a combination of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Treatments adapt to fit each client's needs, with hot stones filling in wherever aches and pains lie, whether between the shoulder blades or inside the subconscious.
Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness’s members take advantage of the gym’s wide range of amenities, including group fitness classes. On six heated indoor tennis courts, balls whiz back and forth in friendly volleys reminiscent of the childhood game Hot Potato, or as it was known during the potato famine, Hot Clump of Dirt. On the yoga studio’s bamboo floor, patrons strengthen muscles with Yoga Pilates Fusion or get deep stretches during Yin Yang sessions. Guests unwind from their workouts with a sauna session or relax in a bar and lounge equipped with a TV.
At Freeport Medical Center, Dr. Brian Knighton and Sheila Boese put patients at ease with their evident compassion and sense of duty, traits they both cultivated during their military careers. Dr. Knighton served as an emergency-room physician for an overseas Navy hospital, and Boese was an enlisted medic for nine years before becoming a physician’s assistant for the Maine Army National Guard. Today, they run their walk-in clinic with a holistic approach to each patient, addressing general wellness and disease prevention alongside reported symptoms.
The duo treats children and adults alike with services that encompass physicals, minor surgeries, and laceration repair. Boese's background in women's health enables her to assist with family planning and guide patients through menopause. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Knighton channels his expertise on the musculoskeletal system to perform manipulative therapies, though he also addresses skin concerns by injecting Botox or removing moles shaped like the logos of losing baseball teams.
The soon-to-be bride and groom led their respective families to their wedding rehearsal—or so they claimed. Shortly after the caravan of cars pulled up at the base of the high-ropes course, confusion turned to surprise when the couple strapped their two families into harnesses and paired each member off with a stranger on the other side. After a frantic run through the course’s initial obstacles, the guests emerged from their shells and began to help each other tackle the challenges. This type of camaraderie is what the all-ages staff at Monkey C Monkey Do seek to instill in all their guests, whether they're intrepid pairs or large groups on corporate outings or family reunions.
Danielle and Bill King with their parents began their high-ropes course and zipline park with a desire to bring together people of various ages and abilities for outdoor activity. The high-ropes course challenges visitors with more than 50 obstacles strewn across five levels, the highest suspended more than 50 feet above the ground and the lowest suspended above a pit of lava in the earth’s core. Ziplines send climbers soaring through canopies and toward a giant swing, where they conquer their fear of heights by freefalling from an elevated platform.
Within their cozy brick studio situated along the Royal River, yoga instructors Tori Norton and Cathleen Wasielewski infuse their students with the same sense of serenity that pervades their surroundings. The pair specializes in power vinyasa yoga, which builds core muscles, increases flexibility, and busts deep-seated tension through a flowing series of poses linked by concentrated breathing exercises. Each vigorous one-hour session targets many of the body's key muscle groups, leaving practitioners cleansed, energized, and able to levitate for up to 15 minutes after class.
At bwellhealth, Dr. Bardwell calls upon both ancient and modern techniques to relieve pain and rehabilitate injuries. As a certified chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. Bardwell promotes wellness with methods rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. He and his team also specialize in athletic-performance testing and sports-focused personal training, employing state-of-the-art Optojump technology to measure functional outcomes. The system LEDs record flight and contact times during a series of jumps with an accuracy of 1/1,000 of a second. Numerical and video data can then be used to draw comparisons between the movements of different athletes, the same athlete at different times, or the athlete and a caffeinated kangaroo. The team also uses the innovative device Optojump to diagnose and manage mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and gauge symmetry and balance.