After witnessing his grandmother struggle to recover from surgery, Dr. Shawn Shapiro was stirred to research alternative methods of healing. As he studied the ways that bodies can naturally cure themselves, he gravitated toward the practice of chiropractic medicine. Backed by fellow chiropractor Jessica Meyer and a licensed acupuncturist, he now works to alleviate all types of corporeal discomfort with preventative wellness modalities. The doctors aim to fully educate patients before tailoring customized treatment regimens, ensuring proper care as they seek out the source of ailments more efficiently than a detective going undercover as a stethoscope. To assist their personalized plans, they wield a diverse arsenal of chiropractic techniques and high-tech tools and bolster overall wellness with services such as massage therapy and nutrition consultations.
Jody and Bjorn Turnquist opened 3 Bridges Yoga with the philosophy that yoga should warmly embrace practitioners of all skill levels. As a result, they offer Vinyasa-style classes for beginners and advanced yogis. The Turnquists and other certified instructors teach postures and breathing techniques in a room heated to 75-80 degrees with lessons that focus on basic postures and alignments in addition to more intensified bending. With sun streaming through expansive windows and spilling out onto cork floors, their studio lends itself to a practice more peaceful than swimming through a pool of warm chamomile tea.
For over 25 years, Franklin Block Opticians' two resident eye doctors have pored over eyes, expeditiously filling precise prescriptions in their onsite lab. The staff, meanwhile, curates their frame selection with a keen eye for style, featuring designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Armani that keep vision blur-free and adept at Italian accents.
ACE-certified personal trainer. Nutritionist. Monica Moore clearly has the credentials to help clients move weight, but she also has the passion for helping others achieve their goals. At Body by Monica, LLC, she meets with clients, either in person or online via Skype, to build individualized meal and exercise plans. Moore even organizes nutrition parties, where she leads health trivia games, demonstrates at-home exercises, and arms clients with take-home recipes for healthy appetizers and mocktails.
Sledgehammers. Ropes. Kettlebells. The training equipment at Hybrid Fitness isn't necessarily what one would find at a traditional gym, but the trainers know that it's all they need. They draw up high-intensity exercise regimens for clients—working out alone or in groups—who want to burn excess body fat, boost their mobility, and carve lean muscle. To power participants through tough routines, trainers provide ample encouragement and motivation throughout each session.
The skilled professionals at Boston Dental Design and Dental by Design wield the latest in teeth-tending technology as they cater to mouths during general- and cosmetic-dental treatments. The passionate Dr. Dimitris Zourdos comes from a family full of dentists—and one chocolatier who no one speaks of. He forges long-term relationships with his patients and their molars by prioritizing patient comfort and performing procedures with speed and precision. The offices’ cutting-edge toolbox includes digital x-ray machines, dental lasers, and an apparatus that custom fits crowns and inlays right in the office. Boston Dental Design and Dental by Design also delve into cosmetic dentistry with in-office Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments.
As a third-generation chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Arsenault possesses a keen understanding of his trade’s advancements throughout the years. His innovative treatments continue to exemplify the benefits of chiropractic care and his dedication to individualized, holistic solutions for the entire family. At his two health and wellness offices in North Hampton and Newington, Dr. Arsenault teams up with Doctor of Chiropractic Kuerstin Fordham-Macedo—an authority on pediatric and women’s health—to treat symptoms that arise from pregnancy, old age, and commuting to work via swinging vines. The duo uses advanced chiropractic techniques and advice on nutrition and exercise to diagnose and treat ailments such as pinched nerves and premenstrual stress. In addition to helping patients to climb the health ladder by chiropractic means, the office includes an onsite laser center. Cold laser therapy stirs circulation and assuages chronic pain and inflammation in joints, muscles, and backs. The FDA-approved Zerona body-contouring system uses similarly cold lasers to melt stubborn fat and trim down noses overlong from lying on crossword puzzles.