Before he went to dental school, Dr. Robert J. Hauptman fabricated crowns and repaired bridges at Blackburn Dental Laboratory, gaining invaluable experience in removable prosthodontics. This training gave him the grounding necessary to expand his dental knowledge base, which he now employs regularly at Gluckstadt Family Dentistry, helping to beautify and maintain smiles with a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic services. With the help of his staff, he performs root-canal therapy, implants veneers, brightens grins with whitening treatments, and teaches teeth to chew in a different language.
When tension builds up in the feet, it leaves behind tiny crystalline deposits that block the flow of life energy and can cause even more troublesome symptoms fatigue and stress. The therapists at MS Relax Feet are trained to detect these deposits, and work to break them up by pushing on them with their knuckles and thumbs at specific points. A typical session first begins with the client stretching back on a leather reclining bed. Feet plunge into a hot herbal-tea bath as the therapist eases tension from the shoulders up. Once the feet are warmed up, the foot rub begins, and the therapist focuses on the feet's 65 reflex points instead of just playing This Little Piggy with the feet's 10 toes. To wrap up the session, acupressure and chinese deep-tissue techniques massage the body and cause tension to disappear.
At Illusion Optical, eyewear experts shepherd visitors through an enormous inventory of designer sunglasses and spectacles. Guests decorate their faces with ultramodern and classic designs from labels such as Coach, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Trey and Mamie Herron of Skinny's Nutrition Studio—which was given a shout-out by Well-Being] magazine—work to make fitness something that touches each part of daily life. They host healthy happy hours, lead excursions into the outdoors, and fuel it all with protein-based meals and wellness plans. In the shop, glasses line the counters beneath verdigris walls, brimming with 41 smoothie flavors, aloe shots, and energy-boosting teas, and patrons discuss fitness goals after wellness assessments. Weight-loss challenges harness the healthy powers of competition, unlike a friend who claims to be able to swallow more Legos.
Smiling staffers greet shoppers at Mobility Medical, an ACHC-accredited medical supply and equipment provider. Wares in the catalog include lift chairs, walkers, and more, and Mobility Medical's experts offer complimentary estimates on installation for other products that involve home modification, such as stair lifts and walk-in tubs.