Dorothy Souza oversees a team of metaphysically buff intuitives who scry the spirit realm in adherence with a number of ancient traditions. Readers preside with Wiccan wisdom over classes and ceremonies, and assist with tarot and psychic readings, performed virtually every day, unlike the English queen's crab walk. For physical ailments, the healers prescribe similarly esoteric techniques such as reiki, a Japanese method of “laying on hands,” and other modalities, which aims to disintegrate the physical blockages to one's chi. On Sundays, the First Spiritualist Church of Rhode Island congregates at Positive New Beginnings, and some believers on staff may at times be able to attempt to reach out to the shrouded world after this one.
At Shape Up East Providence, instructors bring together the thrill of dancing and the satisfaction of a good workout. In Zumba classes, passionate instructors walk students through accessible dance moves, stringing steps together into cardio routines set to energetic music. Aside from regular Zumba workouts, they also host Zumba Toning—a variant that outfits guests with maraca-like weights to build strength—and ZumbAtomic for kids. As an alternative to the festive spins and turns, certified personal trainer Stacie Venagro hosts boot-camp and no-contact kickboxing classes as well as one-on-one training sessions.
Shape Up complements its exercise regimens with tasty supplements from its nutrition club. There, guests can order meal-replacement shakes in flavors such as Oreo, wildberry, and piña colada, which act as more fulfilling dinner substitutes than a pitcher of chilled air. The club's menu also features calorie-burning teas, athletic supplements, and guilt-free pudding pies in a cup. Wellness coaches remain on-hand to consult with clients, performing detailed health evaluations to track goals and progress.
Dr. Pedro DeAlmeida dedicates himself to translating spine health into whole-body well-being. Backbone believers who roll themselves into DeAlmeida Chiropractic & Rehab for a thorough exam of their weary vertebrae (a $75 value) can receive treatment that will help relieve back, leg, and arm pain; increase ease and range of motion; healthify joints; and improve balance. A 30-minute soft-tissue massage (a $60 value) increases blood flow, unknots muscle tissue, and kindly asks inflammatory chemicals to wash their mouths out and find the exit.
Doctors of Chiropractic Paul O’Brien and Meghan Schaffer kick off chiropractic sessions with a consultation, during which they explore a patient’s family history and listen to any concerns. A limbo contest first determines how low you can go; then the doctor thoroughly examines your bone frame with the Sacro-Occipital Technique, a holistic approach that focuses on the relationship between the tailbone and the base of the skull. Following the exam, the doctor uses SOT adjustment techniques, which combine cranial and organ therapy with spinal and extremity work, to alleviate such ailments as headaches, arthritis, and joint pain.
If you opt for personal training sessions, Method's friendly and professional workout wisemen will design a fitness routine to suit your lifestyle and help you identify and reach your goals. Or, get a 30-day unlimited pass to Method's boot camp, a twice-weekly, high-energy strength and conditioning class designed to whip flabby abs into sinuous shape while tightening and toning tails. If you enroll in the boot camp, you also get four 30-minute personal training sessions as a bonus jolt of individualized attention.
At Positively Change, psychology PhD and hypnotherapist Judith Vilmain helps patients tap into the power of their subconscious to overcome a wide array of problems. During her therapy sessions, Judith coaxes her patients into more mentally receptive states of hypnosis, where she can identify the subconscious barriers that stand in the way of smoking cessation, weight loss, and overcoming anxiety or depression.
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