The instructors at Waterworks Aquatics believe anyone can learn to swim, no matter their age. This belief drives each instructor-led session, accommodating everyone from babies as young as 3 months old who are just getting acquainted with the water, to older children learning more advanced strokes and adults learning to swim for the first time. The instructors focus on teaching stroke techniques that utilize muscle memory and rhythms that are easy to grasp, while cultivating a fun, relaxed environment to help reduce students' anxiety. They lead private, semiprivate, group, and Parent and Me lessons, all of which move at the pace of the swimmers' abilities. Beyond bestowing swimmers with efficient form, the lessons also help them stay safe in the water by teaching them how to control their breathing, reduce unnecessary movement, and stay completely still in the presence of pool krakens to avoid begin seen.
Working with local artists, the home decor experts at Skylar's Home & Patio have assembled hundreds of unique furniture pieces and accessories made in the U.S. to fit many interior and exterior home-decor styles. The showroom displays sectionals and a variety of styles that include vintage-like and shabby-chic pieces for the dining room, living room, or bedroom, as well as ultrasleek stands for plasma TVs. Resin-wicker and cast-aluminum patio furniture dominate the outdoor-furniture selection, which includes fire pits that warm up backyard gatherings or make a fine replacement for temperamental office shredders.
The certified massage therapists at Healing Touch Reflexology draw from Eastern and Western modalities to ease muscle tension and detoxify bodies. To target specific concerns, therapists tailor treatments by consulting with clients before each massage. Reflexology, their signature service, stimulates energy meridians on the feet to mimic acupuncture's healing effect on organ function, preventing the liver from accidentally producing saltwater taffy. Massages take place in candlelit treatment rooms that soothe with water fountains, soft music, and aromatherapy.
Oceanside Glasstile’s glass and mosaic artisans handcraft tiles from 95% recycled-bottle glass, reusing more than two million pounds of recycled-bottle glass annually. XS Studio carries Oceanside items that have been discounted due to overstock, style discontinuation, or allergies to large currency denominations. Patrons can line backsplashes with the heat- and scratch-resistant Wavelength mosaic cocoa blend tiles ($9.99/1.02 sq. ft. sheet) or the Facets mosaic aqua blend tiles ($17.99/0.96 sq. ft. sheet) to lend color to kitchen walls. Alternatively, cover floors with Avani stone moresco tiles ($7.99/sq. ft.), or surround a sleeping friend with Sinu 4"x6" ceramic leaf tiles ($3.99/piece) to trick them into thinking they’ve awoken in a glossy, motionless forest.
Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a Stanley rip hammer ($9.49), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Home improvers can illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores offer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).