Teeth to toes, patients are pampered
Regan McMahon sent word of a cute firm name, Transcendentist, in Berkeley. Googling it, I discovered an online review reminding would-be patients not to miss the foot rub.
Further research revealed that this eco-friendly dental practice, presided over by Dr. Fred Pockrass and “created” in 2003 by him and his wife, Ina Pockrass, includes on its staff a masseuse who provides a free foot massage with a teeth cleaning or any other appointment over an hour.
The dentist has a degree in meditation and is a certified tai chi teacher and yoga practitioner, and the site included a description of a visit: “Upon entering you remove your shoes and put on slippers … test your feet on carpets of untreated wool, which are placed on floors composed of marmoleum, a vinyl alternative made from flax, wood flour and rosin.”