Spa Bellezza resides at the intersection of clinical science and soul-based healing. With what they describe as a balance between “high-tech and high-touch,” the spa’s staff of aestheticians and massage therapists strives to promote inner calm even as they scrub away at skin or untie knotted muscles with manual techniques such as deep-tissue massage and myofascial release. It doesn’t hurt that the spa sits at the heart of the North Fork wine trail, far removed from the city’s traffic-filled streets and vengeful King Kongs. While stresses slip away to the sounds of birds chirping and wind rustling through the tree branches outside, the staff mixes together professional products from Touche and Dermalogica—the latter developed by the International Dermal Institute—to aid them in their treatments. Before or after your appointment, lounge beside the crackling fireplace in the spa’s relaxation room, where you can find bowls of complimentary nuts and berries.
At Hurricane Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Labbadia uses a one-on-one approach, consulting with clients before treatments to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. Like a swiss-army knife taped to a glue gun, Dr. Labbadia is prepared for any possible situation: he offers a multitude of services ranging from nutritional counseling to posture screenings. Should chiropractic techniques not fully alleviate a problem, the team may prescribe corrective exercises or therapeutic massage to complement treatments.
“Joints love movement, and so do our muscles and our mood,” says Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Beck, making the case for a life of dancing, jogging, and swimming. When his own back went out on him during college, it was chiropractic adjustments that freed Dr. Beck and his vertebrae from a life of immobility. At Beck Chiropractic & Wellness, the doctor and his son-in-law, Dr. Jesse Elsholz, restore mobility to muscles and bones with a range of techniques. They might analyze leg length using the Thompson technique, or relieve muscular inflammation with ultrasonic therapy. For patients averse to the cracking sounds associated with adjustments, they employ a hand-held device that mobilizes disc segments with gentle pressure, producing no audible popping, locking, or electric boogalooing. Dr. Beck's patient-care coordinators don't keep patients waiting. Thanks to smart and generous scheduling, they're able to beckon patients right through the sunlit reception area into private treatment rooms.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jamie Skaggs firmly believes that everyone should have a say in the care they receive. After graduating from New York Chiropractic College, he practiced his craft in New York and Baltimore before opening Skaggs Chiropractic Care. Now he and his staff of massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and medical doctors rely on old-school techniques and modern equipment to ease aches. Their arsenal of stress- and pain-relieving gadgets includes ultrasound devices, electric muscle stimulation, and x-ray machines.
Doctors Bouwhuis and Powell strive to eliminate chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal issues. During consultations, they diagnose concerns such as slipped or bulging discs and incorrect posture, then develop lifelong habit improvements and preventive measures with each client to avoid further aggravation. They then execute an adjustment to alleviate discomfort and improve range of motion. They can also arrange rehabilitative plans consisting of corrective exercises to be performed three days a week, thus continuing their efforts to not only relieve the pain now but keep it from recurring.
As a young man, Dr. Timothy Malton was a proud member of the Norwegian Professional Ski Instructors Demonstration Team. One day, while performing a backflip, Malton suffered a serious fall that landed him in the emergency room. Though doctors told him he hadn't broken any bones, Malton knew something was very wrong. He was unable to take a deep breath, had excruciating pain in his upper back, and could not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. He tried everything he could think of to relieve his discomfort, including painkillers, physical therapy, and acupuncture, but nothing worked. After several months of agony, someone suggested that Malton visit a chiropractor. Not only did the chiropractor diagnose and successfully treat the source of the pain within a matter of weeks, he also inspired Malton to pursue that path himself.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Malton extends that same healing and improved wellness to his patients at his own practice. He draws upon training in specialties such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and nutrition to address aches and overall health, and he adjusts spines with techniques including the Gonstead system and the Webster technique for expectant mothers. Dr. Malton also provides pediatric chiropractic care, which can improve kids' posture and help them release stress from pretending to work in an office.