Kristen, Rainee, and Karen, the team of trained professionals at Ultimate Sports Massage, know the strain sports can put on a body. They help prevent and heal sports-related injuries with their namesake specialty massage, which can be customized to address everything from lingering pain to lagging range of motion. In addition, they also prep athletes for competition with kinesio taping services, and mend game-sore bodies with the icy embrace of a cold plunge bath. The team also caters to non-athletes with relaxing traditional bodywork, soothing hot stone therapy, or Shivaki Thai massage—a blend of acupressure and yoga-like poses that helps reduce tension.
The aesthetic is decidedly minimalist—a few padded leather chairs, a tasteful rug, a potted plant here and there. But the services are as complex as the decor is simple. Most services rely on some type of laser work, from sessions with the i-Lipo fat-reduction system to treatments that remove moles, hair, and spider veins. Unlike at some centers, medical director Dr. Luciano Sztulman often becomes directly involved in these treatments, except for the apple-related services that keep doctors away.
At Zerona of Rhode Island, Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Newman works to smooth silhouettes noninvasively with cold-laser Zerona treatments, recently featured on The Doctors. During 40-minute sessions, which are generally spaced within 72 hours of one another, low-light lasers glide over patients' waists, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue. The body then absorbs and expels the excess lipids, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately. Healthy eating habits and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, and falling pianos help to maximize results. See the office's FAQ section for more details.
Break the restrictive chains of gravity with a one-hour session on a high-tech treadmill. Utilizing technology developed by NASA and tested by Nike, the AlterG treadmill applies a lifting force to the body that decreases the amount of pressure on lower extremities. Individuals recovering from injury or surgery can efficiently work towards regaining full capacity and range of motion, and athletes benefit from training with a natural rhythm. By minimizing stress on the joints by up to 80%, users can exercise at higher levels of intensity.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
Since graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1981, Dr. Hendrick Krosschell's thirst for knowledge hasn't diminished. He has completed hundreds of hours of training in everything from clinical eye care to the treatment of ocular conditions. The training pays off at his eponymous clinic, where he and his staff schedule eye exams, contact-lens fittings, and other optometry services. Krosschell's office also has a large selection of frames from designers such as Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Ralph Lauren.
After more than 15 years of plumbing the depths of the spirit world as a reader and guide, Grace still leads her clients toward brighter futures through a number of ancient fortune-telling techniques. She is versed in palm reading, which unveils insights about the client’s personality and health, and the interpretation of tarot cards, which reach through the past, present, and future to answer questions of love and prosperity. Her psychic readings seek to right the balance of positive and negative energy at play within each client. Spiritual readings reveal questions specifically related to love, such as whether or not the cute person you keep seeing in the mirror is single.