The team at Hornstein, Platt and Associates put their licenses in clinical social work, counseling, movement therapy, hypnotherapy, clinical psychology, and psychiatric services to use in taking a holistic approach to psychotherapy. They have an extensive list of techniques at their disposal, including art therapy, life coaching, and nutrition counseling, of which they use a custom combination to help their clients cope with death, divorce, relationships, and career dissatisfaction.
For 18 years, Psychic Roxanne has turned her supernal intuition toward psychic readings in a variety of mediums. With her experienced inner eye, Psychic Roxanne deciphers the enigmatic curves of a client's palm lines and lays out grids of tarot cards. During such sessions, Psychic Roxanne peers into the past, present, and future to answer questions of love, wealth, and what brand of glass cleaner to use on a crystal ball.
Licensed reader Sandra devotes her work to helping others find the elusive answers about their love lives, their journeys, and their careers. She does so through tarot, astrology, and numerology readings, to help her clients make better decisions and alleviate their worries—which she done for more than 20 years.
A subtle heat spreads throughout Fuel the Soul, distinct from the scorching air at hot-yoga studios that warm the room with thermostats. The muscle-melting energy seeps into muscles, coaxing tension away. This brand of heat comes from a system that emits infrared rays, capable of penetrating deeper into tissues and detoxifying patrons while they move through classic yoga poses. Co-owner Greg Fine explains to Patch.com, "Exercising … in an infrared heated sauna can help you burn calories much faster." The heat emanates from lamps that, according to Greg, are identical to those used by surgeons in neonatal hospital units and fast-food line-cooks in NASA space vessels. Customers can reap the heat's benefits, which include a faster metabolism and easier healing, whether they’re attending yoga classes or simply steeping in the far-infrared sauna.
Another offering as unusual as a cat and dog that only fight about who loves the other more is the Gyrotonic workout, "a unique method that uses movements found in swimming, yoga, and tai chi and helps improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination." Greg—who studied under Juliu Horvath, the Romanian dancer and exile who developed the exercise to recover after tearing his Achilles tendon and rupturing a few spinal disks—teaches the technique to students of all fitness levels and ages, whether they’re recovering from injuries or courting greater flexibility.
LifeArt Imaging’s lead photographer, Stacy, spent years searching for a photographer to capture her six children’s growth from infancy to maturity. Constantly disappointed by her findings, she took up a camera herself and has since aided many mothers in similar situations. At 1,500 square feet, the studio Stacy helms has plenty of room to prevent subjects from feeling confined during their shoots, and its full bathroom offers privacy for primping or reviewing the difference between a smile and a sneeze. Nestled in the Piazza at Schmidts in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, the studio’s location near varied sources of family-friendly fun is another attraction, although photographers can also shoot clients in their homes or in outdoor venues’ flattering natural light. Afterward, the studio can make prints of images or emblazon them on purses and photo albums.