Dr. Devorah Feinbloom combines chiropractic techniques, kinesiology, and nutritional know-how with such expertise that Self magazine readers were inspired to vote her the Best Female Chiropractor in Boston. She brings her celebrated care to the confines of her airy, cheery practice, drawing on a variety of services to restore the innate healing knowledge that bodies naturally possess. A warming session in the infrared sauna cues inner systems to banish fatty tissue and toxins, and classic chiropractic adjustments realign wayward vertebrae. Classes and nutritional services supporting mental and physical health round out the menu. No matter what the anatomical need, Dr. Feinbloom’s objective is to bring systems into balance so they can function optimally without drugs, surgery, or lengthy how-to manuals.
B&S Fitness Program is composed of four different fitness-related branches, all of which are overseen by cofounders Brandi and Steven Dion. At North Shore Boot Camp Company, Brandi and Steven, along with their staff, lead indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes at locations across Massachusetts. On the track, they coordinate marathons and triathlons throughout the year for B&S Event Management, and hit the races themselves as part of a running team called SpiderOne Racing. Since every team needs a home base, the duo also operates B&S Sport Science, a 10,700-square-foot facility devoted to research- and technology-based services such as ACL rehab and personal training.
Seaport Chiropractic tackles typical ailments and aches with atypical treatments. For one, the center uses lasers to reverse allergies by rewiring the nervous system to identify common irritants as harmless. As for bodily aches, chiropractors use their hands to realign the spine, which soothes migraines, pain in the lower back and neck, and high blood pressure caused by a spine stressed out by its own crookedness.
Despite many obvious differences, new yogis and fighter pilots share a common fear: turning upside-down for the first time. At Yoga Sakti, however, instructors have installed a yoga wall that acts as a fail-safe for students who want to practice their inversions. A system of straps and props support pupils as they attempt advanced postures or strive to overcome physical difficulties, such as back problems. An aid for beginners and experts alike, the wall also acts as a symbol of the large studio's welcoming, encouraging atmosphere.
When they aren't manning the wall, yoga instructors lead classes in a wide variety of styles, from heated Vinyasa sequences to mellow gentle-stretch sessions or even mellower Nap in Your Parked Car seminars. Variety is a major theme running through the gym's curriculum: TRX routines bookend spin classes and ballet-barre workouts or combine with kettlebell swings to form one of several combo classes. For a more meditative visit, guests can explore the onsite wellness center, where massage, acupuncture, and hypnosis therapy aim to calm the mind.
The body can be affected by its environment, and when surrounded by other people who are in an extremely relaxed state, a person’s body begins to relax as well. It is this principle on which the shared treatment room at North Shore Community Acupuncture operates. Acupuncture patients lay back fully clothed on zero-gravity recliners as the needles do their work. Balance plays a large role in the acupuncture practice of head acupuncturist Stephanie Kula and her board-certified staff, who treat patients according to the theory of five-element acupuncture. This theory is based in the fundamental elements of nature—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—which, when out of balance, can cause sickness and a shift in over overall well-being.