BodiTalk Massage's licensed massage therapists believe that positive touch has the power to relieve stress and tension. To this end, the professional kneaders incorporate techniques from various modalities to address each client's needs—they might glide their hands across backs in slow strokes to stimulate circulation, or flex their fingers, thumbs, or elbows to relieve tensions in thick, deep muscle tissues. In addition to delivering private and on-location massages, staff members invest themselves in the Wilmington community through workshops, fundraisers, and impromptu street parades.
Pam Andrews didn't stop setting goals after earning a membership to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and a certification in Red Cross CPR and first aid; she also created her own fitness program based on the principles of Middle Eastern belly dancing. Inside the bright yellow walls of Shake It! Fitness Studio, she and her team of licensed fitness instructors and a nutritional counselor engage exercisers in supportive programs such as group dance-fitness classes. They help students blend different dance-exercise styles, while experimenting with classic fitness methods such as interval training, cross training, and kicking down doors. They demonstrate aerobic choreography amid tropical Latin beats in Zumba Fitness, coordinate simple dance moves with Polynesian drumming and reggae in Hot Hula Fitness, and time belly-dancing moves to a blend of R&B, funk, and soul music in Belly Funk Fitness.
Although its playground is all indoors, Hullabaloo Amusement Center encourages kids to use their outdoor voices. In fact, it would be difficult for them not to once they see the 2,500-square-foot soft-play structure. With walls to climb, zip lines to descend from, and bouncy floors to jump on, the playground is the perfect place to let off some steam and the snack room offers a place to refuel. Toddlers escape to their own exclusive area, where they can engage in gentler, age-appropriate play and get the low-down on the drama in their older siblings' play group. Meanwhile, the moon bounce allows kids the chance jump out their energy, the arcade trains hand-eye coordination with ticket-awarding games, and kids can express their creative side by creating custom stuffed animals in the Build-A-Buddy center. Party packages grant guests access to all of the preceding features, as well as a party host to assist with setup and cleanup.
The echoes of contented barks reverberate across The Mutt Hutt’s 9,200-square-foot facility, where canines of all breeds sleep, nosh, and frolic in a safe and controlled environment. Daycare sessions include free and structured playtimes and multiple daily walks, allowing dogs to stretch their muscles and blow off steam. A midday rest between those activities gives them time to reenergize as they dream about playing catch in open meadows or chasing down cats with slender tails of beef jerky. The facility’s boarded residents follow a similar schedule, with the added perk of daily breakfast and dinner.
The Mutt Hutt’s staff also makes house calls, dropping by residences to keep an eye on pets. When they aren’t changing litter boxes or playing with lonely kittens, staffers clean messes off lawns so garden gnomes no longer have to hold their noses in disgust.
D&T Heating and Cooling Inc.'s owner leads a squadron of technicians who boast more than 20 years of experience handling popular and rare brands. The team promptly arrives at homes—often on the same day that a service call is made—to meticulously examine and install heaters and air conditioners of all makes, models, and astrological signs. After their inspections, they thoroughly outline any problems they found before devising plans to mend sluggish machines that are both cost and energy efficient. They keep their skills fresh and up-to-date in order to further diversify their roster of HVAC and plumbing services.