Jeff Haskins understands stress. In addition to playing college football, he worked in a prosecutor's office, as a stockbroker, and as a stock market regulatory investigator before deciding to pursue a more tranquil path that allowed him to ease the stress in others. He established Relaxation Station Massage & Bodywork in 2006, where he continues to calm overly talkative nerves with an array of specialized massage modalities.
Since virtually every treatment is customized to his client's needs, Jeff begins each massage with a brief consultation to understand how they hope to feel by the end. Using this information, he targets knotted muscles with a combination of flowing strokes, rocking motions, and focused pressure intended to ease physical and mental tension. These techniques reinvigorate recipients by boosting circulation to the treated areas, increasing joint flexibility, and helping the body naturally heal any damaged tissue.
General dentists, certified lab technicians, and specialists in areas from root canals to orthodontia work together on Columbia Dental’s diverse team. They safeguard smiles with a comprehensive array of services, placing special emphasis on disease prevention with rigorous exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays. However, when disease strikes, the team can treat it in-house, tending to inflamed gums and eliminating chronic pain with root canals. The staff can also straighten crooked smiles with Invisalign treatments, which are more effective than constructing mouth guards from rulers. The office accommodates hectic schedules by staying open seven days a week, with evening appointments available.
Dr. Jeff Martone, DPM, FACFAS and the staff at Family Foot Care Center's two offices help feet find relief from disease-, age-, and grape stomping-related symptoms with an array of services. They wield advanced technology during treatments, including the fungus-thwarting Cutera Nd:YAG laser and a noninvasive testing system for peripheral arterial disease. In addition to treating foot woes, the staff contributes to patients' podiatric knowledge with a slew of educational resources available on its website.
Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.
State-licensed massage therapist (license #004958) A. Malaika Sharp cultivates relaxation and targets each client's unique issues with a focused menu of services. She can shoo everyday stress away through basic relaxation massages, but she’s as focused on function as she is on feeling good. An avid martial artist and cyclist, Sharp consults with all clients to understand the ways they use their bodies for work and recreation. That helps her pick out distinct patterns of motion and coax bad habits or stored tension out of muscles, whether she’s targeting chronic aches through deep-tissue techniques or helping athletes recover from strenuous duck-duck-goose training through sports massage. Or, for those suffering from headaches and migraines, she can incorporate trigger-point therapy. Sharp is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.