The massage therapists of Expertly Crafted Wellness are skilled in a variety of modalities—including aquatic therapy—and each has his or her own specialties. But they don't hoard their muscle-detangling wisdom. Rather, these therapists teach classes in massage for couples, single students, and expectant parents. They also have experience working with novice massage recipients and can even perform clothed massages on shier visitors.
Signature Service: Personal styling
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Be open to change. Changing your personal style requires you to think outside the fashion box.
Prepare for grilling season with today's side deal. For $10, the friendly folks at Propane Taxi will happily deliver a new, full propane tank and haul your empty one away on a day of your choosing (a $22 value).
Seven days a week, the Propane Taxi's tank swappers spread out across the DC area to pick up and drop off their precious cargo. When designating a delivery date online, customers can provide specific instructions on how to access their home tank, which means there's no need to be home. The propane experts will safely escort a new tank to the predetermined location and, if desired, can hook up the new tank for an additional fee.
Some old tanks have undetectable wear, which is why all of Propane Taxi's replacement tanks undergo a thorough inspection and come equipped with an approved overflow-protection device. Skip the hassle of hauling your tank for a fill-up and upgrade to a newly filled, expertly inspected tank with today's deal.
This Groupon is for new customers only. Additional shipping options and spare tanks are not included in this offer.
The Washington Post profiled Propane Taxi, and Metblogs and Greater Greater Washington bloggers wrote about its convenience:
- A passing complaint two years ago by his sister-in-law about how three Leesburg stores were sold out of propane tanks changed Jason Sabloff's life. Was there, she asked, no one to deliver this summertime mainstay? Was this, he hoped, an entrepreneurial niche just waiting to be filled? Sabloff, 36, had been looking for a way to launch his own business, and here it was. – Annie Groer, Washington Post
- The local hardware store doesn't stock tanks, but before we had to venture far away by car, we discovered Propane Taxi. They drive a tank to your door, exchanging it for the old one (or giving you a new tank if that's what you order, as we did). I placed the order on Friday afternoon and had the tank by lunchtime Saturday. These sorts of businesses make it possible to accomplish more of life's tasks without driving. – David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington
When a career as a fitness instructor instilled in him the importance of a balanced yet palatable diet, Stephen Charles Lincoln founded The Protein Bakery in 1999 to sate clients' sweet teeth while maintaining fitness-focused bodies. Lauded by Oprah Winfrey as "genuinely delicious," the bakery's cookies, brownies, and blondies—all baked in small batches daily—blend decadent flavors with nourishing whey protein and wheat-free, high-fiber ingredients. Perfectly cut brownie squares in flavors such as mint and espresso¬ mingle with peanut-butter and chocolate-chip blondies to create protein-packed snacks. Cookies in flavors such as oatmeal cranberry and chocolate chocolate chip pack up to 6 grams of protein each to forge healthy treats and help to jump-start the bodybuilding careers of dessert-addicted Muppets.
Lacquered tables lit by sunlight from expansive windows gleam in Rice's modern dining room. Spicy aromas waft in from the kitchen, foretelling the arrival of entrees that blend the culinary traditions of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States. Some of these flavors meld within the dishes themselves: combining grilled steak, asparagus, and eel sauce, the Cowboy sushi roll melts away boundaries between East and West, much like a blast furnace full of old compasses. But chefs also cook traditional Asian recipes, such as a Thai curry with coconut milk or Japanese udon noodles with tempura shrimp. And they're accommodating of other diets, too. Several vegetarian dishes incorporate soy chicken substitute, whose tender texture pleased the writer of a 2009 In This Week review.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.