Providence Optical beautifies the shelves of its optical boutique with a wide selection of vintage and contemporary frames from hard-to-find local and overseas brands. After detecting the font-size inconsistencies on the optometrist's chart during an eye exam ($60), customers can peruse the vision center's collection of fashions from popular international designers including Bruno Chaussignand, Strada Del Sole, and Swissflex. The experienced staff at Providence Optical can work with customers to customize frames while thwarting attempts to make squinting fashionable.
Sunlight streams through stained-glass totems inside the spacious studio at Eyes of the World Yoga. In terms of class offerings, students can exhale the exertions of the day away with slow stretching sequences and rhythmic breathing implemented during mellow yoga. Likewise, semi-limber limbs can flow through the basics of posture and alignment during a fundamentals class, which, like a cannon strapped to a rocking horse, is aimed at all levels.
When Karishma began her search for new means of health and wellness, she discovered that several ancient cultures believed that the body should be cleaned regularly—both inside and out. That search inspired her work at Om Hydrotherapy, where her gravity-based colon-hydrotherapy sessions help restore her clients' guts to their factory-issue condition. During each session, a stream of warm, filtered water carries away waste and toxins, which can build up to due to poor digestion, lack of dietary fiber, dehydration, and excess consumption of processed foods. Once this build-up is flushed away, the colon can better absorb incoming minerals and nutrients, leaving clients feeling lighter and clearer.
Satta, a certified yoga instructor and reflexologist, takes a holistic approach to health with her alternative treatments at Heel-N-Hands. During her reflexology sessions, she massages pressure points on her clients' feet and hands that she believes link to nerves and organs throughout the body and can promote healing. She also includes elements of Hatha yoga with her treatments, such as guided meditation for added relaxation.
In the world of mind-body wellness, Motion Center's founder, Kaeli Abrahams Sutton, is a triple threat: she boasts experience and certifications in dance, yoga, and massage therapy. Kaeli teams up with codirector, Naama Gidron, and a band of certified yoga instructors to share her passion with students through a robust schedule of classes suitable for clients that range from the true beginner to the veteran sun saluter.
Styles range from alignment- and strength-focused disciplines of lyengar and ashtanga yoga to prenatal classes that emphasize core strength and inner calm. Students can also express themselves with ropes, which they can use to support themselves while sinking into deeper postures or to pretend they have the world’s largest Twizzler. In addition to instructors who teach drop-in classes, the Motion Center staffs a small fleet of licensed massage therapists versed in modalities such as deep tissue, prenatal, and muscular therapy.
Method stocks its spacious facilities with high-quality equipment and attentive trainers. In the full fitness consultation, clients enumerate their exercise goals, such as finally outrunning fifth-grade bullies. In the one-hour personal-training sessions (a $70 value each), Method's friendly and professional workout wisemen will design a fitness routine to suit your lifestyle and help you identify and reach your goals.
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