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NEW VENTURES: Holistic healing is goal of physical therapists’ Restoration Space

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Restoration Space in Fountain Hill offers traditional physical therapy as well as massage, counseling, nutrition counseling, skin consultation and other services.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Restoration Space in Fountain Hill offers traditional physical therapy as well as massage, counseling, nutrition counseling, skin consultation and other services.

Situated in one of the old Victorian mansions in the Fountain Hill historic district, the Restoration Space held a grand opening Feb. 24.

The Restoration Space, founded by a pair of physical therapists, is aimed at giving holistic treatment to those recovering from injuries or who are just trying to better manage their stress, weight or other life issues.

Physical therapy doctors Megan Eyvazzadeh and Julie Spencer, co-directors of the Restoration Space, said they saw a need to go beyond basic physical therapy to help patients truly find wellness.

“You couldn’t really just treat a joint,” Eyvazzadeh said. “So often, people need the nutrition work to go with it.”

In other words, help a patient lose weight to put less overall strain on the knee joint, for example.

For others, stress might be part of what they’re struggling with, or poor posture or lack of strength.

The Restoration Space offers services such as traditional physical therapy, massage, nutrition counseling, Pilates, skin consultation, counseling and even acupuncture.

The therapists plan to hold regular workshops where people can explore different methods of self-care and improving their overall well-being.

“So often people will ask us about nutrition while we’re working with them,” Spencer said. “Well, we have someone here for that. We can work together and customize a plan.”

Services offered by the Restoration Space are a mix of insurance-covered treatments and pay-for-service treatments.

The Restoration Space is at 406 Delaware Ave., Fountain Hill. For more information, call 484-241-4220.

New business brings the stars to the bedroom

A new Allentown-based business will have its customers seeing stars.

Matt Barklage, who previously ran a local window treatment company, has opened a local Starscapes F/X business to serve the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Starscapes uses a patented technique to paint the night sky on the ceilings of rooms – often bedrooms – that shine at night but are invisible by day.

Starscapes was founded in Nevada about 25 years ago with the idea to bring the beauty and peacefulness of staring at the stars to people who live in an area where city lights are too bright for the full night-sky effect, or who want to enjoy the view as they drift to sleep.

Each Starscape is custom painted and can range from a 2-foot-by-2-foot circle that looks like a portal to the sky, to a full ceiling that would give the illusion of lying under the open night sky.

“It looks like someone cut a hole in the ceiling and you’re looking right at the stars,” Barklage said.

A full 10-foot-by-10-foot ceiling, he said, costs just under $700 and takes between one and three hours to paint, depending on the complexity.

Starscapes can be customized to a particular part of the sky or commemorate what the night sky would have looked like on a couple’s wedding night or the day someone was born.

The paint used to make the stars glows in the dark and is generally charged enough by normal bedroom lighting, although Barklage provides a black light for those seeking that bold effect.

Paint comes in both three-hour and all-night strengths.

Besides home bedrooms, Starscapes are painted in hotels, classrooms, spas and many other spots, Barklage said.

For more information, visit www.starscapesfx.com/lehighvalley.

U-Haul adds two Lehigh Valley locations

U-Haul Co. of Pennsylvania said it has two new locations in the Lehigh Valley.

1 Stop Lehigh Mart has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Allentown community. Lehigh Fleet Services LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Bethlehem community.

1 Stop Lehigh Mart is at 1240 Lehigh St., while Lehigh Fleet Services is at 910 14th Ave.

Both will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Editor’s note: We want to hear about your new business or product. Contact Stacy Wescoe at 610-807-9619 ext. 4104 or send an email to SWescoe@lvb.com. To be considered, a new venture should be less than 60 days old or starting within 60 days.

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