Licensed chiropractor Dr. Mary Basler believes that true wellness is all-encompassing, and it requires all parts—especially bones, muscles, and nerves—to be in balance. Because of this outlook, she takes a whole-person approach to developing treatment plans for her patients, combining hands-on chiropractic techniques with nutritional counseling, lifestyle guidance, corrective exercises, natural vitamins and minerals, and physiological therapies. The success stories featured on her practice’s website speak to her thorough healing methods, with one client saying that she “[works] wonders by addressing all the obvious and not-so-obvious sources of discomfort and unease.
Voted Best New Salon in 2010 by Rhode Island Monthly, Gloss and Glamour hosts an expert team of mane-managing stylists who instill some decorum in unruly hairdos with a wide range of scissorcentric services. Reveal an updated look for outdated driver's licenses by lopping locks with a women's haircut and styling ($40+). Beauty seekers can also treat hair to an updo ($50+) for elegant dinners and fancy trips to the post office, or they can turn frantic frizzes into a cascade of silky tresses with a blowout treatment ($25+). Regardless of the service, stylists work to ensure you end up with the hair of your dreams without the ensuing bedhead.
The Alive Academy health and wellness center rejuvenates minds and bodies with holistic treatments that tackle the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. So it harnesses the power of the VSI biomarker body scan to help humans realize their full potential.
During sessions, a Zyto palm scanner sends undetectable electrical pulses through the body, recording its response to each stimulant. This allows medical professionals to interpret the responses and determine each individual body’s preference for things such as nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
After that, clients can address these findings with treatments that range from full-body detoxification and cellular healing sessions to brainwave entrainment and vibration therapy. They can also take advantage of the center's chiropractic treatments, medical and cosmetic acupuncture, reflexology, and nutrition services.
At New Hope Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Rodger B. Lincoln relies on the Gonstead technique to correct misaligned spines. Adhering to the technique’s philosophy of pre-adjustment research and analysis, Dr. Lincoln first gathers as much info about his patients’ body structures as possible. He conducts consultations, chiropractic exams, and, at his Riverside location, takes x-rays. Once he is properly informed, he pinpoints the troubled area and delivers a gentle but precise adjustment to misaligned vertebrae.
Nestled along boutique- and coffee shop-lined Hope Street, Red Water Designs' storefront stops even the most caffeinated of passersby in their tracks with a selection of eye-catching accessories. Jewelers constantly update their array of glittering semi-precious stones and hand-blown glass beads fixed in sterling silver or gold-plated metal. Style experts seek out baubles created by local designers, selling only a limited number of pieces at a time from lines such as "Inspirations" by Rhode Island designer Chrisha.
Cocooned in a rich color scheme of maroon and gold, Ch’i Spa surrounds guests in Asian-inspired décor and intricate wall art. Privacy screens painted with cherry blossoms enshroud treatment beds, creating a peaceful vibe and camouflaging clients from near-sighted tigers. The staff applies all-natural, organic products to faces and bodies during facials, massages, makeup applications, and waxing services. Wann Samantha Bankowski, one of the spa's highly trained professionals, earned a spot on Paul Mitchell The School’s prestigious Dean’s List in March of 2010.
The salon's mint-green walls are lined with cozy beige leather pedicure chairs and recessed alcoves of fresh-picked daisies. Amid these warm accents, skilled technicians rehab nail shields with symmetric shaping and vibrant polishes in a multitude of colors. Guests can also request sumptuous add-ons such as reflexology with lavender oil or therapeutic hot stones.
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