Inside a brick-face storefront in historic Salem, Dr. Han protects the teeth of kids and adults with preventive and cosmetic dental services. The dedicated staff performs all manner of oral upkeep, zapping stains through speedy Zoom whitening sessions or crafting custom fillings, implants, and bridgework. The team also expedites emergency-care services and collaborates to tackle complex dental-related issues such as sleep apnea and TMJ. Adhering to strict sterilization and infectious control guidelines, the center safeguards its patients from dangerous bacteria that can cause illnesses or grab the steering wheel while someone else is driving.
Usually a bed is required for a full-body massage, but at Beijing Herbal Foot Spa, an armchair is all that's needed. Upon taking a seat in the massaging chair, clients can choose an herb to be added to their warmed foot bath: lavender, green tea, rosemary, lemongrass, or chamomile. As their feet soak, a certified reflexologist begins manipulating acupressure points along the face, head, neck, and shoulders.
Reflexology is the spa's specialty, so the next step is removing feet from the bath for a complete reflexology massage. The treatment is designed to stimulate organs throughout the body by targeting various pressure points in the feet, thereby relieving symptoms ranging from tension headaches to menstrual cramps. And though reflexology is the focus, it's not the finale: each session ends with the therapist fully reclining the chair and having the client turn onto his or her stomach for acupressure and a percussive massage of the shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
B&S Fitness Program is composed of four different fitness-related branches, all of which are overseen by cofounders Brandi and Steven Dion. At North Shore Boot Camp Company, Brandi and Steven, along with their staff, lead indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes at locations across Massachusetts. On the track, they coordinate marathons and triathlons throughout the year for B&S Event Management, and hit the races themselves as part of a running team called SpiderOne Racing. Since every team needs a home base, the duo also operates B&S Sport Science, a 10,700-square-foot facility devoted to research- and technology-based services such as ACL rehab and personal training.
The doctor and nurses dedicate their time to espousing the benefits of natural healing at Advanced Allergy Centers. Here, the team and BioVeda Technology identify allergens via noninvasive methods, working to decrease allergic reactions such as headaches, fatigue, and bloating. Patients repose in private exam rooms as the team uses advanced technology and techniques to read the body’s response when exposed to a variety of substances. Once the top stressors have been identified, the team works to alter the body’s reaction to it and reduce the sensitivity, rashes, or uncontrollable desire to ride a police horse it may cause.
The body can be affected by its environment, and when surrounded by other people who are in an extremely relaxed state, a person?s body begins to relax as well. It is this principle on which the shared treatment room at North Shore Community Acupuncture operates. Acupuncture patients lay back fully clothed on zero-gravity recliners as the needles do their work. Balance plays a large role in the acupuncture practice of head acupuncturist Stephanie Kula and her board-certified staff, who treat patients according to the theory of five-element acupuncture. This theory is based in the fundamental elements of nature?wood, fire, earth, metal, and water?which, when out of balance, can cause sickness and a shift in over overall well-being.
Bikram Yoga Danvers' hot yoga sessions are sweaty and intense?but that doesn't mean beginners should be intimidated. The team encourages first-timers to take breaks whenever they need to, and to consider their first class a success if they can manage to stay in the studio for the full 90 minutes. More seasoned yogis, meanwhile, set out to conquer the entire Bikram sequence, which is comprised of 26 hatha poses and two breathing exercises. The poses, often named after cute animals like rabbits and tortoises, have benefits that go way beyond cute. Some improve balance, for instance, while others massage internal organs, saving practitioners the hassle of sending their spleens to massage school.