A guide to safe self-care in the Hamptons this summer:
It’s been months of quarantining for many of us, and as we dive deeper into the dog days of summer, the urge to get out and enjoy the season is real. But as cases continue to rage across the country, it’s important to exercise precaution in our pursuits to make the most of the new normal. How do you know which activities to indulge in? We compiled a list of services and activities (indoor and out) – from art-house movie clubs to at-home dental whitening and on-demand massage therapy, so you have somewhere to start.
We do want to clarify that although there is no activity at the moment that is zero-risk, based on our current understanding of risk hierarchy – we identified the following as relatively safe to recommend:
Dental Cleaning (at-home visits):
If you didn’t get the chance to schedule a routine clean up, call Dr. Sabiya. ADR Dental offers house-calls in Manhattan and the Hamptons for dental cleaning and whitening. At ADR Dental, Dr. Sabiya utilize a wide variety of state-of-the-art dental equipment, such as the latest digital X-ray technology, advanced sterilization equipment, and BPA free materials to put the megawatts back in your smile.
Dr. Kyle Worell
Dr. Kyle Worell maintains concierge physical health practices in Manhattan, Westchester and a summertime location in the Hamptons. He is the founder of atlétic Health Solutions, a digital health company providing individual, corporate and digital health solutions. Dr. Worell specializes in spine sports, & lifestyle medicine: health, prevention and performance through therapy and injury rehabilitation, exercise, nutrition & behavior science. His practices are a multidisciplinary setting incorporating therapy & rehabilitation, exercise physiology, athletic training, consulting and coaching.
Dermatology & Aesthetics:
Dr. Marnie Nussbaum
For a seasonal skin reboot, consider an appointment with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum. With expertise in anti-aging correction and prevention, Dr. Nussbaum is a pioneer in multi-modality rejuvenation and micro-injectable techniques. She will be receiving patients on a Covid-19 conscious schedule that accommodates social-distancing by pre-screening patients, eliminating the waiting room and requiring PPE for both staff as well as patients. Dr Nussbaum has clinics located in Manhattan and East Hampton.
Veterinarian (at-home visits):
Dr. Andrew Obstler
At Home Care Veterinary P.C. provides pets with quality care right where they are most comfortable — in their homes. Dr. Andrew Obstler has more than 15 years of experience in his field and is well-qualified to provide your pets the quality treatment they need.
Massage Therapist (at-home visits):
Maybe all you need to unwind is a very deep tissue massage. NY State licensed massage therapist and yoga practitioner, Raquel introduces her patients to therapeutic benefits of bodywork. She honed her skills over 18 years of practice, an extensive education, and experience in working alongside medical physicians and chiropractors throughout her career. Raquel is well-suited to serve everyone from professional athletes looking to maintain their muscles to geriatric patients in search of physical relief. Specialties include but are not limited to – deep tissue, personal stretch, medical, prenatal, couples, as well as pre & post sports massage, physician-assisted trigger point injections followed my therapeutic trigger point therapy.
Child development (online):
Union Square Play
It takes a village to raise a child — and we understand that the lockdown intensified the pressure on many parents to juggle their work with the additional responsibility of home-schooling their kids. Union Square Play brings together a community — for parents and children alike in a special pandemic edition on Zoom. Join weekly conversations (with a glass of wine if you’re up to it) led by specialists in child psychology with fellow parents. Soon-to-be mothers are encouraged to join too.
Blade’s Essential Ground Connect provides safe SUVs in the New York Metropolitan Area for individuals, businesses or communities in need of ground transport, with a scaled fee service for intra-Hampton’s travel. In light of Covid-19, the SUV fleet has been reconfigured with a plexiglass partition between the driver and passenger rows. Each driver is subject to a comprehensive daily protocol created by BLADE’s Medical Advisor and conducted by our MediMobility team, including driver temperature and oxygen level tests, health update interview and electrostatic decontamination of the vehicle interior. You may learn more about BLADE’s industry-leading Health and Safety Protocol here.
Hair Stylist (at-home):
If you attempted a bowl-cut sometime during the lockdown and desperately need a professional fix, help is here. Rene Fris – the former Mentor and Co-Host of Bravo TV’s American hit “Shear Genius” and the Grooming Specialist on Europe’s “Queen Eye for the Straight Guy,” and currently on call as fashion and beauty guide and contributor on “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Early Show,” “Today,” and “E! News” in America can come to you.
Rene will be taking house-calls in the Hamptons every Monday and Tuesday.
Pet Grooming (at-home):
A1 Pet Grooming
Pooch needs a little r-&-r too! A1 Pet Grooming is now accepting house calls for your feline and canine care from cuts and blow-dries to manicures.
Sag Harbor Virtual Cinema
Miss movie night? Sag Harbour Cinema brings the silverscreen to you with their Virtual Cinema program. For a membership fee, you can access a new art-house, classic or independent film each week in the comfort of your own living room. Bring your own popcorn!
Shou Sugi Ban House
For a change of scene, maybe you need to get out of your house, but obviously not too far. Spend a weekend at the island’s first integrative wellness retreat & spa. Now reopened with a rigorous Covid-19 safety protocol, Shou Sugi Ban House offers a suite of outdoor restorative activities, including dining in a cherry orchard, relaxing on a roof deck with a spa, and walking meditations among garden paths. There is also an organic vegetable and herb garden, where the retreat grows plants for both spa treatments and meals. Other amenities include a saltwater swimming pool, hydrotherapy plunge pools and different saunas and steam rooms.
Meal Delivery (at-home):
Sakara Life offers life-transforming, plant-rich super meals to your door, ready-to-eat. Their program is based on a whole-food, plant-rich diet that includes fresh, nutrient-dense, and delicious ingredients that are sustainably harvested. Sollis members receive 20% off their first meal service.
Community and Culture:
ONDA unites a community of purpose-driven individuals seeking inspiration and experiences around mindful living and real human connections, something we all miss. Through a trusted platform, Onda bring together leaders at selected private members spaces locally and across the globe. Ask them about 1770 House in East Hampton and their newsletter featuring the best-in-class vetted spaces and activities near you.
For additional recommendations or to access our medical referral network, contact us here.