5280 Window’s technicians mend and replace windows and screens for residences and workplaces of all kinds. From clearing foggy class and patching cracks to installing storm windows and doors to safeguard historic sites, their services keep buildings looking as fresh as the day the construction stork delivered them.
At Healing Waters Mind & Body Float Studio, putting a lid over a swimming pool isn’t only good for pulling a prank on the swim team. At the center, this experience involves floating atop 10 inches of warm, sterilized water mixed with 850 pounds of healing epsom salts. The sessions completely quiet all stimuli, depriving the senses for an experience owner Lisa Kay Lopez called life changing. Sensory deprivation’s benefits include improving focus and creativity, alleviating pain, and decreasing anxiety. Committed to helping people get the most out of the float-tank experience, Lisa keeps the studio open seven days a week and allows 24-hour service by appointment.
Her staff preps clients for each float with prefloat therapy, which begins with an introduction to flotation and a session on the inversion table; in a private room, clients are situated at an inverted angle, which helps circulate blood flow and oxygen, and clients are given headphones that softly play binaural beats to synchronize brainwaves into a state of relaxation. After 20 minutes, guests rinse off in their own private shower, which is stocked with shampoo and conditioner, body wash, and towels.
Clients then enter the tank, deprived of sensory input including light, sound, smell, and gravity. Afterwards, they can relax with a cup of tea or lemon water in the studio’s relaxation room and reminisce about their watery therapy session or the first time they actually drank 64 ounces of water in one day.
Having filmed their own skate, surf, and snowboard movies for years, Matt D’Amico and Jeff Barrett acquired a taste for digital videography. When Matt and Jeff launched Valley Home Movies, they combined their passion for video editing with their knowledge of antiquated and modern video formats. Using high-capacity computers, they transfer every frame from aging formats such as 8mm and VHS onto reliable DVDs and convert old photos and slides to digital files, ensuring prom pictures may be ridiculed by future generations.
The pair also puts their editing skills to good use, laying down beats for accompanying DVD soundtracks and crafting individualized DVD menus. Videography services and sound engineering round out the company’s offerings, though the staff also shoots still photography, repairs computers, and develops websites.