At Heart of Ankeny, Dr. Stacey Munger and her staff care for family dogs and cats. The expansive space includes boarding facilities, an in-house laboratory, and exam rooms. Inside these rooms, Stacey and her staff provide preventative services, such as vaccination and microchipping, and even offer monthly prevention plans. The staff also keeps teeth clean with dental care and offers routine and elective surgeries, such as spaying and neutering, declawing, and minor orthopedic procedures.
CL!X Portrait Studios permanently preserves memories of mugs by locking them away in digital time capsules. Today's photo-fashioning deal leads you straight into a private studio, in which a quick-clicking shutterbug will turn the camera's eye in your direction and rack up a collection of 40 or more shots. Then, the photographer will help models choose their three favorite high-resolution images, ensuring no one picks a photo plagued with red eyes, exposed tongues, or ghosts giving you rabbit ears. Pictures come with full copyright release and are delivered promptly, often catching up to you on the same day as the shoot.
Hoping to provide their energetic children with a healthy alternative to video games, a group of local Des Moines parents came together to create The Playground for Kids. Its 9,000-square-foot facility abounds with inflatable play structures, towering slides, and a colorful treehouse jungle gym complete with tunnels and secret coves. In between clambering up and down play structures, youngsters scamper to the onsite concession stand to refuel with hot dogs, popcorn, and fruit cups. Throughout the year, the indoor playground plays host to themed events, such as Easter egg hunts or wacky sock. The center also offers up its facilities for private birthday parties and rents out its bounce houses as attractions for special events or reenactments of the of the last scene from The Three Little Pigs.
Dog Days & Cat Naps maintains a welcoming environment where pets can feel safe and secure while away from home. The knowledgable staff watches over dogs, cats, birds, and other animals of all sizes with its boarding service and offers half-day and full-day daycare options. It also keeps pets clean with various bathing packages, some of which include care for nails, ears, and glands.
For licensed massage therapist Christopher Hulsebus, the hands are a just a small part of the massage experience. The Amma Shiatsu practitioner incorporates the forearms, knuckles, and elbows to alleviate deep-seated pains and counters constricted muscles with stretching techniques. Christopher also pulls from six other modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—during sessions that take place within a tranquil, private room.
The aestheticians at The Cutting Edge pamper the fingers, foot-fingers, and faces of their guests with attentive services. Manicures treat damaged digits to a careful filing and shaping, and a cleansing soak reaches under nails to shed accumulated grime and old phone books. Once properly groomed, cuticles receive a meticulous application of fresh nail polish, while feet anxiously await their own, parallel beautification.