As an herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and reiki master with more than 15 years in practice, Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac., assembles a powerful arsenal of holistic therapies to treat her clients' complaints. Issues from digestive disorders to writer's block may find relief in her care, and she works with people of any age. A serious music lover, Lounsbury also founded Breathe, a crew of holistic health practitioners who specialize in work with musicians and performers.
A row of brown aprons lines the seafoam green wall in the kitchen at Give Me Some Sugar. Students wrap themselves in these aprons in preparation for lessons taught by seasoned chef instructors. In basic classes, students squeeze piping bags filled with fresh buttercream to adorn pre-made cakes with rosettes, shells, and blueprints of perpetual-motion machines. Specialty classes show students how to work with specific ingredients, such as fondant classes in which participants cut out shapes and letters, or cake ball classes in which students learn to decorate round shapes with sprinkles and candy and how to pump basketballs full of cake. Students age 8 and up of almost any skill level can find a class that fits and don't have to worry about procuring their own icing bags or aprons, because the studio provides all needed supplies. Staff members will also ensure gluten-free or vegan supplies are on hand with prior arrangement.
Owner and interior designer Paniz Motamedi travels all around the world looking for unique design trends and materials to show her clients. She also employs modern technology in order to help homeowners, developers, and diorama inhabitants best express their personal style. While she enjoys creating interior spaces for her clients, Paniz—a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising—loves teaching and inspiring her charges to decorate and design their own environment through collaborative workshops and consultations. She also offers access to thousands of vendors with discounted rates to those looking to purchase furniture.
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Dr. Shafipour and the staff of Wellesley Medical operate under a simple maxim: practice what you preach. Wellesley's staffers follow the dietary and preventative services prescribed to their patients, which help them to their lead healthy lifestyles, prevent illness, sustain weight loss, and spread their knowledge throughout the community. Sharing their personal experiences, expertise, and favorite one-liners to cry out while defeating fat, the medical team creates diet-and-wellness plans tailored to each client’s needs. They conduct detailed bodywork and blood tests and set patients up for continued success in pursuit of their weight-loss goals posttreatment.