The team at Now Yoga and Fitness bring the ancient art of yoga into the 21st century by filling their studio with technology designed to enhance sessions. Hanging on the wall above students, six SunSquare lights simulate the rays from the sun to help reverse the effects of seasonal affective disorder, which is caused by a lack of sunlight. These same lights emit LED heating to dilate blood vessels and relax muscles during hot-yoga classes. On the floor, EdenPure heaters infuse the room with moisture while purifying the air with antimicrobial and anti-swear-word heating coils.
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.
New England Laser and Wellness MediSpa has a team of aestheticians and medical professionals that help patients look and feel fabulous with high-tech treatments. Targeted laser treatments tackle a variety of issues, from banishing nail fungus to restoring or removing hair follicles. Body wraps slim down midsections and thighs with infusions of botanicals. Facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion nourish and smooth skin with targeted treatments for all skin types. The center also offers other aesthetic services such as Botox and Dysport injections, eyelash lifts and extensions, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
While living at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Dr. Leon Harris developed a keen appreciation for alternative healing—and he had found his calling. He enrolled at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he learned Oriental medicine through acupuncture and herbology. Now within his Golden Road Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine practice, all can seek his expertise for everything from stress to digestive issues, muscular or skeletal pain, respiratory, reproductive, or emotional ailments.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Mary Basler believes that true wellness is all-encompassing, and it requires all parts?especially bones, muscles, and nerves?to be in balance. Because of this outlook, she takes a whole-person approach to developing treatment plans for her patients, combining hands-on chiropractic techniques with nutritional counseling, lifestyle guidance, corrective exercises, natural vitamins and minerals, and physiological therapies. The success stories featured on her practice?s website speak to her thorough healing methods, with one client saying that she ?[works] wonders by addressing all the obvious and not-so-obvious sources of discomfort and unease.
For many people, the phrase "pins and needles" does not provoke relaxing thoughts. Acupuncture and Hypnosis's diplomate of acupuncture Steven Boyd strives to subvert that instinct with his community-style acupuncture sessions. In a group space, clients rest fully clothed atop comfortable recliners while Boyd inserts hair-thin needles at meridian points all over the body. These needles are intended to strengthen the body's flow of energy at crucial junctures. This redirected energy, or qi, can affect overall health by reducing pain and stress, enhancing energy and digestion.