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.
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 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.
At Zerona of Rhode Island, Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Newman works to smooth silhouettes noninvasively with cold-laser Zerona treatments, recently featured on The Doctors. During 40-minute sessions, which are generally spaced within 72 hours of one another, low-light lasers glide over patients' waists, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue. The body then absorbs and expels the excess lipids, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately. Healthy eating habits and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, and falling pianos help to maximize results. See the office's FAQ section for more details.
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.
With their diverse backgrounds and individual expertise, Westside Yoga's certified yoga instructors cater to students of all experience and fitness levels. They demonstrate this dedication to individuals of all backgrounds during classes that range from gentle stretch sessions to athletic power flows. During the week, their class schedule catalogs morning and evening class times, including a 75-minute basic class that covers foundational strengthening postures and secret yogi handshakes involving actual pretzels. Though some of the classes are practiced in the more familiar Hatha and Vinyasa flow traditions, Westside Yoga also offers more innovative class styles such as a cardio-yoga class that infuses low-impact aerobic work into a series of stretches. The team also teaches a Yoga/Pilates combination class designed to bolster the core with mat exercises, breath work, and old-fashioned cannon-ball catching