Advanced Allergy Centers of New England’s medical experts zero in on irritants via contemporary equipment that safely employs noninvasive, holistic techniques. Initial visits last about an hour and begin by cuffing wrists with a bracelet that emits digital signals emulating more than 160,000 allergens. Common mimicked irritants released from the band include shellfish, latex, food additives, pet dander, and car alarms. The system records bodily reactions to each faux-irritant and tags substances that caused distress. Patients select the most vexing allergy for about 30-minute treatments, during which professionals unleash the chosen stressor while simultaneously enlisting an artho-stim instrument––a low-level laser––to apply positive stimuli to specific appendages. Pleasant feelings spur the brain to churn out euphoria-inducing chemicals that reprogram bodies to keep their cool when encountering real-world allergens or MMA champions. Some patrons procure long-term results within the first few treatments, but up to 12 may be needed to completely conquer symptoms, such as rashes, fatigue, wheezing, and headaches.
Since 1965, the family-run Ski Haus has kept customers coming back by adhering to the family motto: “Make sure we keep a fun environment and give everybody a fair deal. They get a ton of stuff for their money and we stay in business for a long time." Patrons can still expect the same low prices and see the same friendly staffers’ faces year after year while shopping for winter gear.
Racks stocked with apparel by brands such as The North Face and Marmot, skis and snowboards by brands such as Atomic and K2, and a team of skilled technicians have earned Ski Haus accolades from Ski magazine, SnowSports Industries America, and New England Winter Sports Representatives, Inc. During tune-ups, technicians polish skis, stone-grind ski edges, apply hot wax, and repair bases damaged by treacherous slopes and sharp snowman noses.
Self Awakening Yoga Studio owner Barbara Sterling describes its mission as guiding students toward a sense of balance that helps them be present in their own lives. Glossy, eco-friendly bamboo floor spans 1,900 square feet of airy studio space, whose white walls are painted with large-scale lotuses and Eastern designs. The studio fosters a community atmosphere with complimentary coffee and tea and by lending books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs to students for use at home.
The studio’s instructors have a variety of reasons for coming to the practice of yoga, whether it was recommended by a doctor after an injury, the solution to physical stress from marathon running or rugby, or the life-changing vocation of a close friend. Consequently, they teach classes and workshops that address a variety of needs through a spectrum of yoga styles, including hot yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Iyengar. Memberships and private lessons are also available to let students adjust the frequency and individual attention of their own curricula.
A power-flow yoga studio and life-coaching center, Ajna Yoga Center is all about awareness. This awareness is about the mind as much the body—each yoga class, though an athletic workout, starts and ends with mind-body awareness practices. These are meant to bring self-awareness not only to the practice of yoga, but also to students’ overall lives. The center’s life coach uses compassion and guidance to help clients reach their full potential. In addition to regular weekly yoga classes, students can also learn the basics of heated, power-flow yoga at an eight-week workshop.
Since 2006, licensed massage therapist Jacqui Magaletta has dismissed tension and pain from shoulders and backs with deep-tissue kneads, trigger-point therapy, and other techniques. At My Intuitive Touch Massage, she rounds out the spa experience with pampering details including customized aromatherapy. She also incorporates therapeutic stretching and soothing heat into each massage.
"I put people in Trance – to get them out of 'the trance' of their negative thinking, habits, and behavior- and move them in the direction of healthy thinking, habits and behavior."
It seems backwards, but Addie Kania's approach to wellness is deceptively intuitive: she can only unravel the complexities of the subconscious after drawing the subconscious to the forefront. With her clients coaxed into hypnotic states, Addie helps them navigate their inner selves to unearth the underlying causes of compulsive behavior, negative thinking, and positive thinking about negative things.
While triumph over common complaints such as weight gain or smoking addiction ultimately lies in the client's actions—since "change," Addie stresses, "also needs to be consciously cultivated"—Addie's upheaval of subconscious blockers may help clear the path to wellness.