In his more than 35 years of maintaining families' oral health, Daniel M. Segal, DMD, has witnessed many advancements in the areas of dental research and treatment. To stay on top of industry trends, Dr. Segal remains passionate about continuing education for himself and his team. He is a member of the Connecticut State and American Dental Associations, and serves on the peer review and ethics committee of the Hartford Dental Society. His modern office offers the latest technology, including metal-free crowns, panoramic radiographs, implants, and custom whitening kits.
During exams, Dr. Segal uses an intraoral camera that allows him to take a digital tour of the mouth and point out potentially haunted wisdom teeth. Patients can enjoy radio headsets, cable TV, and a large collection of movies during their treatment.
As a 12-season veteran of the United States Cycling Federation who also holds a master’s degree in philosophy, Bicycle South Windsor LLC owner Peter Di Pietro takes a thoughtful approach to cycling. Discerning in the curation of gear, Di Pietro pilots a shop that carries new, used, and rental bicycles by brands such as Masi, Haro, Schwinn, and GT. He also oversees and performs same-day repairs and tune-ups that carry a service guarantee for a full calendar year—a generous timeframe that allows riders to cruise confidently over the course of the spring, summer, fall, winter, and bike-jousting season.
During the initial consultation, Holistic Health Partnering's physicians, Drs. Jane Walker and Kathleen Mueller, review patients’ medical histories and answer lingering questions about the stress- and pain-busting process of acupuncture. The first 60- to 75-minute session kicks off with a brief physical examination, which allows the doctors to customize the treatment. They’ll then insert hair-thin needles into the body to release pain-fighting endorphins and other calming chemicals. Subsequent sessions lasts 45–60 minutes, and appointments can be made online, much to the consternation of tin-can phones.
Since placing a pair of glasses on the bridge of its first customer’s nose in 1970, the Marci family has outfitted generations with chic frames and discrete contact lenses. Matt Marci, along with his wife, Lorraine, continues to uphold his parents’ dedication to customer service at Windsor Optical, and maintains an inventory of eyewear that appeals to a number of styles and tastes. Within the cheery tangerine-hued walls of the shop, sparkling cases house frames and sunglasses from brands including Ray-Ban, DKNY, and Gucci that create stylish gazes. A collection of extended wear, disposable, and regular daily-wear contacts culled from a variety of trusted brands ensure undetectable vision repair. Once a month, Windsor Optical invites a licensed optometrist into the shop to perform onsite comprehensive exams that screen for all manner of ocular malady, from cataracts and glaucoma to permanent Magic Eye.
Olympic lifts, gymnastics, and calisthenics. When you take elements of all three and perform them at a high intensity, you get CrossFit. At CrossFit South Windsor, founders Merle McKenzie and Glenn Perra create total-body workouts that change daily to keep muscles guessing. Merle and Glenn have found that CrossFit is one of the best ways to bolster physical power, speed, and agility, but they also value its easy scalability. Students of all abilities can find an intensity that works for them, all while keeping boredom at bay with rapidly changing exercises.
At 25 years old, Andrea Frasier was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Prescription after prescription turned up nothing but more pain—it was only when she turned to alternative healing that she found real relief. Now Andrea has made it her life’s mission to remedy the pain of others through personalized reiki healing sessions. By stimulating the body’s natural energy meridians, clients can accelerate healing and aid detoxification while bringing about mental and physical balance.