The massage therapists of Expertly Crafted Wellness are skilled in a variety of modalities—including aquatic therapy—and each has his or her own specialties. But they don't hoard their muscle-detangling wisdom. Rather, these therapists teach classes in massage for couples, single students, and expectant parents. They also have experience working with novice massage recipients and can even perform clothed massages on shier visitors.
When it comes to footwear restoration, the experts at Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair don’t just go through the motions. Instead, they put in the extra effort to return each pair to a like-new condition, a quality instilled by the company’s founders, Charles and Sara Stern, in 1946. All repairs are completed within three days and use equal or better materials than the original manufacturer, which helps protect shoes from environmental damage and teasing from snobby loafers. Cobbler’s Bench also maintains an offsite plant with special equipment to carry out particularly complicated repairs.
At Financially Flawless, HR professionals and career advisers help clients market themselves to potential employers, manage debt, and take take charge of household finances. Interview-coaching sessions and resume edits from seasoned recruiters and hiring managers help job applicants unearth and land new job openings. Cashflow and debt payment balancing tips keep family budgets fiscally sound.
A quest for continued education is what fueled Dr. Ivory Hancock's rise from dental student to CEO. In the years after graduating with a doctorate degree from Temple University’s School of Dentistry, she became chief resident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City and later studied advanced aesthetic dentistry at the Rosenthal Institute at New York University. Today, as CEO of Presidential Dental Group, she and her experienced team schedule preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services that range from routine cleanings to Invisalign teeth straightening. But what may be most striking about Dr. Hancock's office, perhaps, is her team's commitment to patient comfort and dental technology. Each location pampers patients with aromatherapy, blankets, and warm towels, and employs advanced tools such as diode lasers, digital impressions, and entertaining holograms of straight, white teeth dancing.
The Strawberry Roth IRA and the Chocolate Tax Break are just two of the cocktails served at Finances Demystified happy hours, hosted by personal finance coach Dominique Broadway. During the events, also called "money parties," participants sip drinks and mingle, all while discussing personal finance issues and getting answers from experts that include realtors and entrepreneurs.
Dominique spent years at brokerage and personal finance firms, and her experience in money management goes back—way back. Even as a kid, she sold handmade bracelets to her friends and family, rather than just trading them for trendy pet rocks. Currently, Dominique strives to demystify the world of personal finance for the everyday person through her social finance events, which aim to break taboos around discussing money.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.