Kristen, Rainee, and Karen, the team of trained professionals at Ultimate Sports Massage, know the strain sports can put on a body. They help prevent and heal sports-related injuries with their namesake specialty massage, which can be customized to address everything from lingering pain to lagging range of motion. In addition, they also prep athletes for competition with kinesio taping services, and mend game-sore bodies with the icy embrace of a cold plunge bath. The team also caters to non-athletes with relaxing traditional bodywork, soothing hot stone therapy, or Shivaki Thai massage—a blend of acupressure and yoga-like poses that helps reduce tension.
The aesthetic is decidedly minimalist—a few padded leather chairs, a tasteful rug, a potted plant here and there. But the services are as complex as the decor is simple. Most services rely on some type of laser work, from sessions with the i-Lipo fat-reduction system to treatments that remove moles, hair, and spider veins. Unlike at some centers, medical director Dr. Luciano Sztulman often becomes directly involved in these treatments, except for the apple-related services that keep doctors away.
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.
The Rhode Island Dermatology & Cosmetic Center's team of skin smoothers clears and beautifies human hides through a range of innovative techniques. Three VelaShape treatments can make significant progress in restoring firmness to flesh while treating tenacious settlements of cellulite. The noninvasive procedure employs elos technology, a versatile combination of light and bi-polar radio frequencies to condense circumferences and tighten the thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdomen.
Since graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1981, Dr. Hendrick Krosschell's thirst for knowledge hasn't diminished. He has completed hundreds of hours of training in everything from clinical eye care to the treatment of ocular conditions. The training pays off at his eponymous clinic, where he and his staff schedule eye exams, contact-lens fittings, and other optometry services. Krosschell's office also has a large selection of frames from designers such as Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Ralph Lauren.
After more than 15 years of plumbing the depths of the spirit world as a reader and guide, Grace still leads her clients toward brighter futures through a number of ancient fortune-telling techniques. She is versed in palm reading, which unveils insights about the client’s personality and health, and the interpretation of tarot cards, which reach through the past, present, and future to answer questions of love and prosperity. Her psychic readings seek to right the balance of positive and negative energy at play within each client. Spiritual readings reveal questions specifically related to love, such as whether or not the cute person you keep seeing in the mirror is single.