At New Hope Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Rodger B. Lincoln relies on the Gonstead technique to correct misaligned spines. Adhering to the technique’s philosophy of pre-adjustment research and analysis, Dr. Lincoln first gathers as much info about his patients’ body structures as possible. He conducts consultations, chiropractic exams, and, at his Riverside location, takes x-rays. Once he is properly informed, he pinpoints the troubled area and delivers a gentle but precise adjustment to misaligned vertebrae.
Dorothy Souza oversees a team of metaphysically buff intuitives who scry the spirit realm in adherence with a number of ancient traditions. Readers preside with Wiccan wisdom over classes and ceremonies, and assist with tarot and psychic readings, performed virtually every day, unlike the English queen's crab walk. For physical ailments, the healers prescribe similarly esoteric techniques such as reiki, a Japanese method of “laying on hands,” and other modalities, which aims to disintegrate the physical blockages to one's chi. On Sundays, the First Spiritualist Church of Rhode Island congregates at Positive New Beginnings, and some believers on staff may at times be able to attempt to reach out to the shrouded world after this one.
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.
With their diverse backgrounds and individual expertise, Westside Yoga's certified yoga instructors cater to students of all experience and fitness levels. They demonstrate this dedication to individuals of all backgrounds during classes that range from gentle stretch sessions to athletic power flows. During the week, their class schedule catalogs morning and evening class times, including a 75-minute basic class that covers foundational strengthening postures and secret yogi handshakes involving actual pretzels. Though some of the classes are practiced in the more familiar Hatha and Vinyasa flow traditions, Westside Yoga also offers more innovative class styles such as a cardio-yoga class that infuses low-impact aerobic work into a series of stretches. The team also teaches a Yoga/Pilates combination class designed to bolster the core with mat exercises, breath work, and old-fashioned cannon-ball catching
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.
At Positively Change, psychology PhD and hypnotherapist Judith Vilmain helps patients tap into the power of their subconscious to overcome a wide array of problems. During her therapy sessions, Judith coaxes her patients into more mentally receptive states of hypnosis, where she can identify the subconscious barriers that stand in the way of smoking cessation, weight loss, and overcoming anxiety or depression.