Natural light dances around the edges of Shanti Cycle's spinning rooms, one located inside Yogaholics and the other inside Gallery 125. The welcoming spaces set the stage for spin classes that elicit a spike in heart rates and help exercisers burn calories.
The team of eye experts at Maz Optical has brought the world back into focus for more than two decades. Skilled opticians zero in on any sign of eye disease and calibrate fresh prescriptions for patients no longer able to see properly. Patients then take their new recipe for eyewear to experienced technicians, who help them order contacts or select frames from designers such as Prada, Coach, and Bebe. The professionals can answer questions about progressive lenses, give advice on protective coatings, and weigh in on which lenses are most likely to crack if worn to the opera.
Doctors of Chiropractic Don Clum and Dana Cavell Clum, a husband-and-wife team, promote wellness by adjusting spines, massaging muscles, and teaching patients about nutrition and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. Though the couple often partners with traditional physicians, they focus on holistic therapies that do not involve surgery, medication, or sleeping on a bed of ice-cold stethoscopes. The Clums utilize several techniques when performing spinal adjustments. When using the activator technique, they deliver concentrated yet low-force impulses with a small handheld instrument. Other adjustments incorporate the Thompson terminal-point technique, whose low-impact, high-velocity adjustments are designed to correct misaligned vertebrae in the hips, spine, and core region. To accommodate patients from all corners of the earth, Dana offers communication in English and Spanish.
At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
Alfred Pena founded Rhythmology to bring an in-depth study of rhythm and dance to the public. Along with a team of experienced instructors, Alfred enlightens minds and bodies in various Latin dance styles including salsa, bachata, merengue, west coast swing, flamenco, international latin, and hustle.
Rhythmology spreads the words and beats of dance via students and semipro dance teams and stays in touch with the Latin community with Latin parties throughout the area. Alfred still maintains a career as a professional competitive salsa dancer, and was featured in Prince Royce’s music video of “Stand by Me”. Additionally, he is the current U.S. bachata champion, the U.S. salsa runner-up champion, and a finalist in scores of world salsa championships.
Dr. Farrago of Great South Bay Chiropractic has been practicing his discipline for more than a quarter of a century, believing it to be one of the few medical disciplines that nurture the body along a path of natural healing. To kick-start self-healing powers, Dr. Farrago applies a full spectrum of drug-free chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, heating pads, and soft-tissue manipulation. He combines these traditional techniques with advanced technology, such as the DRX 9000 machine, designed specifically to treat lower-back pain and sciatica. The machine uses a “distraction force” to retune spines and thereby enable them to play the National Anthem by simply lying across a xylophone.