The staff members at Carolina Health Innovations don’t stop at simply treating chronic pain—they delve into its source to try and correct the cause. Their thorough approach advises a combination of several disciplines, including chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling. With licensed experts manning each branch, the wellness center dispenses noninvasive treatments that are tailored to every client's needs.
Whether stopping in for fresh-baked scones and bread, ordering organic coffee, or perusing the fresh produce, guests at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, which is located along the Swamp Rabbit Bike Trail, are assured that the majority of the food is locally grown and produced. The staff prepares espresso drinks with local dairy and assembles boxes of seasonal produce for its grocery-store patrons. The grocery also carries raw cow and goat milk, local honey, and locally crafted chocolate. Swamp Rabbit continues its eco-friendly mission by hosting seasonal art markets, as well as an outdoor music series where donations go to community gardens.
Independent licensed optician Steven M. Pitman personally designed Spec's Optical Boutique, filling it with a massive wall grid of designer frames and abundant mirrors and employs his more than 25 years of experience in overseeing every element of fitting faces with frames. He and his wife, Gwen, demonstrate their lens-crafting acumen and devotion to customer service by happily outfitting wearers who bring in even the most difficult of prescriptions. An on-hand designer helps to pair patrons with frames that flatter their facial shapes, sense of style, and inner child.
At Tree Of Life Massage Therapy Center, certified therapists bring a holistic approach to pain management. Gentle hands help circulate the blood, relieve knots, and promote relaxation as therapists blend styles from Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and neuromuscular therapy. Sessions help combat common ailment such as lower-back pain and headaches, as well as soothe the symptoms related to fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
For the past decade, Blue Sky Caf? owners Julianna and Mark Pletcher have continually added to a menu nearly as big and cheery as the restaurant?s namesake. Cooks are proud of their hefty, hand-formed burgers and their chicken?each served in a dazzling array of preparations?but there are just as many health-conscious wraps and salads and vegetarian and vegan dishes. A recent development is a creative, sweet-and savory brunch service, where cheese and garlic turn grits into a bowlful of decadence and prosciutto and parmesan put the Sicilian in a Sicilian frittata.
Kids get their own, more-flexible-than-usual menu, though they?ll have to weigh whether to dig in or finish what they?ve been drawing with provided crayons on the paper placemats. A further draw for tots is the playhouse that stands on an oasis of a patio, whose tall wooden fence encloses hanging lanterns, huge umbrellas, and plants trailing from every wall as they toward their goal of trying the sweet-potato fries everybody keeps talking about.
The Artisan Gourmet Market and its adjacent deli celebrate epicurean urges with a panoply of organic produce, fresh meats and cheeses, fair-trade coffee, and wines from around the world. The meat counter lures health-conscious carnivores with a selection of local and natural meats, such as certified Angus strip loins ($7.49 per lb.) and marinated, natural boneless, skinless chicken ($5.49 per lb.), and a collection of well-traveled cheeses, such as Boar’s Head colby ($7.99 per lb.), encourages daydreamers to climb the swiss-cheese Alps. Time-crunched shoppers can also fill their market-cruising carts with already prepared meals and items from the daily special list, including five-pound bags of fresh ground beef ($1.99 on Mondays) and fresh salmon by the pound ($2 off per lb. on Fridays).