If there's one thing the optical team at Cohen's Fashion Optical have learned in their 22 years of business, it's that people don't want to wait to see better. That's why they keep their lens laboratory on-site. After Dr. Thomas O'Kane finishes assessing visual acuity, the lab techs craft prescription lenses and fit them into one of their boutique's more than 1,400 styles of frames.
Dr. Howard Stein, who began practicing in 1986, specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and surgery of the hand. At the helm of his own practice, he revamps clients’ visages with both surgical and nonsurgical services that include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery, and Botox Cosmetic. He and his staff of registered nurses hone in on facial skin using chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and laser treatments.
When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
Inside Shido Martial Arts' sprawling 14,000-square-foot fitness facility, instructors guide children as young as 4 and older than 13 through several international martial-arts programs. As they elucidate the offensive and defensive moves of tae kwon do, muay thai kickboxing, no-gi, and Brazilian jujitsu in age-appropriate classes, instructors work to cultivate discipline and greater self-esteem in their young students. Each day's schedule may lead students to the rows of punching bags to test their strikes, or focus on technique development in open sparring and practice areas. To keep guests limber, the gym also conducts all-ages yoga classes.
Oakwood Dental Arts spreads its 10 dentists out across three locations, where they sculpt smiles with both preventive and cosmetic treatments. When they aren't fending off cavities with regular cleanings and fillings, they improve smiles with in-office whitening treatments and no-prep veneers. The latter fix chipped, crooked, and discolored teeth while preempting the pain associated with traditional veneers. The process begins when dentists craft custom porcelain shells and ends when those shells bond to existing teeth in spite of their crippling fear of intimacy.