Jai Michael Barry's massages are as relaxing as the new-age music he loves to create. That's because the founder of Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork, who has recorded three albums and played numerous benefit concerts in his other life as a songwriter, gets the little details right: the massages take place on heated tables and incorporate treatments ranging from ayurvedic aromatherapy to egyptian ear candling. It's also because his repertoire is so broad. Jai can spend a session relieving stress with Swedish techniques, treating head and back pain with craniosacral therapy, or manipulating the body's energy with reiki. He also leads meditation sessions on the night of each full moon.
Pharmacy Specialists is a "Wellness Center" that includes a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy along with clinical consultations for hormone balancing, Creation's Body Balance Program, nutrition consultations and drug utilization reviews.
From juices and milk to organic fruits, veggies, and condiments, Fairbanks Food Market stocks its shelves with a diverse inventory of all-natural goodies and hard-to-find seasonal items. The Market even carries products to keep home gardens healthy, such as soil enhancers and starter plants, which shoppers can use in attempt to grow their own vegetables or a new roommate to help cover rent.
One of the largest locally owned gourmet coffee and tea shops in the U.S., Barnie's offers more than 50 different gourmet coffees with 15 delectable flavors. Barnie's typically brews four different fresh coffees each day, and a ballroom of smoothies and lattes waltzes alongside mochas, espressos, and cappuccinos. Sit and sip a freshly brewed cup ($1.59+) or begin hoarding bags of pre-ground or whole-bean specialties such as Santa's White Christmas ($9.49/12 oz.)—a combination of Barnie's blended coffee with hints of coconut, sweet caramel, and vanilla guaranteed to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. Recently unfrozen British cavemen can warm up with signature teas such as organic raspberry truffle and white-ginger peach, while all others can hose down tongue gardens with summer specials such as the Barnie Palmer ($2.29–$2.59), a blend of strawberry iced tea and mango lemonade.
Dr. Dana K. Schoonmaker started working in the field of biomechanics and rehabilitation in 1994 and has owned two personal training studios. Having gradated with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Florida in 1998, and from Palmer College of Chiropractic afterwards, she has culminated all her accomplishments into Chiro-Fit Inc.
Working with the likes of professional athletes, screen actors, and stunt personnel, Dr. Schoonmaker incorporates experience and knowledge into corrective measures for healing bodies of all ages, abilities, and conditions. She customizes her patients' sessions based on their reaction to force, with adjustments made and questions answered during the procedure through open communication. Keeping the activities of all clients in mind, Dr. Schoonmaker makes sure her patients are able to maintain their active lifestyles.
Cavallari Gourmet stocks kitchens with high-quality ingredients and beverages while smoothing over the travails of shopping with exemplary customer service. The store carries a wide selection of foodstuffs including an in-house line of sauces and toppings made with carefully vetted ingredients that—like releasing a wolverine in the dining room—add extra zest and excitement to every meal. Those whose hunger cannot be contained can fill their bellies as they shop, munching on a variety of gourmet sandwiches made fresh in-store, including the Cavallari Italian plied with Boar's Head ham, genoa salami, and hot cappy ($8.49), or the crab salad sub, chock full of toothsome, crustacean-flavored surimi ($7.99). Cavallari's large wine selection pairs vinous accompaniment with gourmet victuals. A spread of party platters provides preparation-free group nutrition, offering up a delectable variety of lunchmeats, veggies, and fruit. Most party platters are priced between $20 and $50 and feed 8 to 20 people, depending on size, appetite, and predilection for competitive eating.