With doctors on staff, the medically supervised team at Agape Medical Spas performs a range of modern beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and weight-loss regimens. Clients can also fill the 25th hour during the last day of daylight-saving time with a soothing spa service such as a massage, or a honey butter sugar glow scrub.
Phred's Drug meets customers varied retail needs with an eclectic selection of food products, beverages, and supplies. Train for a marathon with a 24-pack of 500-milliliter Aquafina water bottles ($4.49), or feed a baby calf with a gallon of one-percent low fat milk ($2.79). Sleep-deprived customers can pick up an 11.5-ounce can of Autocrat premium ground coffee ($3.99), prepare for a party with a 1.75-liter bottle of Seagram's vodka ($14.99), or begin construction on a full-scale aluminum replica of King Tut's pyramid with a 30-pack of 12-ounce Coors Light cans ($21.99). The shop prides itself on old-fashioned customer service, and the friendly staff guarantees callers a non-robotic voice on the other end of the line.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
From the outside it looks like a single-family home, complete with a brick chimney jutting from the roof and a garage in back. But since 1979, the only occupants of the house have been the barbers, stylists, and aestheticians of Shear Dimensions. The staff is populated by such veterans as Pat Petronio, a barber who's been cutting hair for more than 40 years. Elsewhere on staff you'll find licensed massage therapist Gilda Andosia, who is well-versed not only in massage techniques, but in linguistics as well; the Brazilian native speaks five languages fluently, and can perform four distinct types of massages.
After running a reiki and reflexology booth at a health expo, Joanne Salem decided to create a permanent wellness center. She officially opened the doors to Changing Lives in 2010, and since then she has helped to reduce numerous clients' aches and stress levels through advanced healing and relaxation techniques. Joanne has experience working with all manner of people, with past clients including a woman who previously wouldn't let anyone touch her feet and another woman whose plantar fasciitis was so severe that she felt like she "was walking on rocks."
Changing Lives also regularly hosts wellness-related events and seminars, led by Joanne or a life-sized cutout of Richard Simmons.
At Zerona of Rhode Island, Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Newman works to smooth silhouettes noninvasively with cold-laser Zerona treatments, recently featured on The Doctors. During 40-minute sessions, which are generally spaced within 72 hours of one another, low-light lasers glide over patients' waists, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue. The body then absorbs and expels the excess lipids, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately. Healthy eating habits and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, and falling pianos help to maximize results. See the office's FAQ section for more details.