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At Franklin Street Yoga Center, visitors can expose their federation of limbs to a fitness fest helmed by a skilled staff of muscle menders. Boost blood circulation and sledgehammer stress deposits into milk-shake powder with classes that include the flow- and balance-oriented Chakra Vinyasa (for all levels), the breath-centric Bhakti Vinyasa flow (designed for students with prior experience), and the steady-paced power hour (for all levels). Lay down the meditative concrete for a tranquil foundation with a bevy of poses that strengthen the core, improve flexibility, and provide newfound clear-headedness that obviates the need for Magic 8-Balls.
Renaissance Carpet Cleaners’ deluxe treatment fusses over frowsy floors in two rooms (up to 200 square feet per room) and a hallway, using a Rotovac hot-water extraction to scrub out dust mites, pollen, and allergens hidden inside pest-ridden pile. After coddling carpets with disinfectants and brighteners, floor toupees will be deodorized, and then a pre-spot treatment can erase traces of red-wine-finger-painting spills or your pet squid's ink blots. See Renaissance’s online schedule to make an appointment.
Using puppets for the kindergarten lesson and a video for first graders, Orange County Rape Crisis Center educators demonstrate good, bad, and confusing touches, and encourage children to speak up whenever they're uncomfortable. Lessons also equip kids with prescribed lines to help them say "no" and get help. Take-home coloring books for the students and a resource brochure for the teacher ensure that the effects of the lessons last long after the classroom sessions end.
Raymond Frye, DMD, develops convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. The Icing 30-Karats teeth-whitening system brightens beams with a professional-strength carbamide-peroxide concoction without the expense or hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gumline to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth. In as little as one 60–90 minute treatment, grins can flaunt dental gems that are noticeably whiter. The kit's full arsenal of four–six treatments continues to lavish teeth with enhanced brilliance for up to two years, depending on the severity of stains.
At Chapel Hill Pet Resort, your dog may have a better place to stay than you do. Instead of being cooped up in its cage or forced to lead your work meetings with your most important clients, it can enjoy outdoor playing time in a shaded astroturf yard, cool off in pink and blue kiddie pools, chase new canine friends down a plastic slide, or follow the neon-yellow trail of a tennis ball. When the dogs come in for nap time, staff members treat them to Frosty Paws or peanut-butter-stuffed Kongs before they settle in on soft blue blankets.
If your dog has special needs or is shy or geriatric, the employees provide it with more one-on-one time in a private area. Owners who are dreading being left behind for their dogs' first day of daycare can set up tours of the premises to ease their qualms.