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Since opening in May, Crestwood Catering & Deli has been packing custom and specialty deli sandwiches with fresh fixings, cheeses, and meats. Custom Woodys sandwiches headline the extensive menu, starting with a foundation of a roll, wrap, or white, whole-wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread. The Tribute BLT ($7.75) deviates from its traditional fillings, adding an avocado and a fried egg to its culinary trio and doing for the sandwich world what the addition of Simon and Garfunkel did for Hanson. Sub captains update a lunchbox classic by searing thick bologna before painting it with roasted peppers and speckling it with provolone cheese (a $6.99 value); with tomato, cucumber, and dill havarti, the egg-salad-and-smoked-salmon sandwich (an $8.99 value) spawns currents of sophisticated flavor. Fountain-style Pepsi products round out the meal with carbonated pizzazz (a $1 value each).

26 Picotte Dr
Albany,
NY
US

A board-certified practitioner and longtime devotee of holistic healthcare, Lisa James understands the body as an interconnected organism that can?t always be treated with symptom-specific remedies. That?s why she uses techniques such as Cupping, Gua Sha, Japanese Reiki, Chinese Reflexology, and BioMat therapy to alleviate mental anxiety and physical stress all at once. Aided by aromatherapy and herbal supplements, Lisa?s methods may help restore the body?s balance and ease obstructions that can develop into physical illness if left unchecked. Not just a healer, Lisa is also an educator. In group classes, she teaches students about the art and science behind reiki.

6392 Linden Rd.
Rockford,
IL
US

Dr. Robert Golden of Delmar Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care brings his 25 years of spine-aligning experience to comprehensive consultations that analyze patients' histories and include orthopedic and neurological testing. Rigid muscles loosen up as fingers search for wells of tension in a deep-tissue trigger-point massage aimed at persuading bodies to let go of stress and their stubborn belief that moon rocks are edible. Performed at the doctor's discretion, the initial trigger-point session prepares the body for further treatments. The doctor's blend of low-force techniques and traditional manual manipulation aims to dispel insomnia, headaches, and some allergies. Follow-up trigger-point appointments help prevent spinal relapse, keeping trapeziuses sedate and less likely to run off with a multijointed circus performer.

2 Normanskill Boulevard
Delmar,
NY
US

Licensed massage therapist Gina Mauro helms Massage and Yoga Therapy, where she blends in-depth knowledge of Thai massage, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, reiki, and yoga into personalized massages. She welcomes guests for brief consultations, discussing physical issues and any relevant matters to best sculpt massage sessions that can include stretching, compression, and deep pressure.

510 Yates St.
Albany,
NY
US

In Capital District Massage?s private treatment room, owner Lena Crane and her team of licensed massage therapists keep chronic pains at bay while clients admire Lena?s enchanting artwork displayed on the walls. Visitors sprawl out on a massage table as a relaxation expert melts away their tensions with long, Swedish strokes and the firm kneads of a deep-tissue massage. With the help of massage oils, the center?s therapeutic massages can trigger a variety of benefits, including increased circulation, pain-relief, and improved posture. For twice the relaxation, guests can opt for a four-hand massage with two therapists.

747 Madison Ave.
Albany,
NY
US

Stephanie Cavoli welcomes visitors to the tranquil confines of Sanctuary Massage. There, the therapist performs a host of restorative and preventative therapies. The Sanctuary also specializes in head, hand, and foot massages, all of which can use herbal oils hand-made by the massage therapist.

747 Madison Avenue
Albany,
NY
US