The walls at Tropical Treat Massage?festooned with photos of palm trees, beaches, and sunsets?are totally relaxing and wholly unnecessary. Because as CMT Wade Wutschke kneads your muscles to a loose and limber goo, your eyes will close and your mind won't have any trouble evoking its own blissful images. The goal here is to induce total relaxation and relief, which Wade does by administering massages that slow the mind and uplift the spirit. His specialties include Swedish, hot stone, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, which utilizes long strokes that run up and down the body. Reflexology and chakra work are also available, and help to balance the flow of energy throughout the body and make it less likely to short-circuit between charges.
Current and former military and law enforcement officers comprise the staff of instructors at Blue Line Defense, who aim to increase firearm awareness and the training level of the general public with each class they teach. The course list runs the gamut from introductory defensive handgun lessons to women's self defense and advanced group training classes. The site also provides firearm-related resources for the community, such as familiarization with use-of-force laws, firearm-sales intricacies, and gun-naming dos and don’ts. Blue Line also regularly participates in fundraisers and charities to help give back to the community.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lindsay Daniels first experienced chiropractic care as a patient. After the treatment worked wonders for her spinal pain, she pursued a career as a chiropractor herself. At Go Health Chiropractic, Dr. Daniels seeks to help patients with the same ameliorative care she received as a patient years ago. Today, she lends her expertise to clients that range from athletes to families and children.
The beauty team at Villager Salon and Spa pampers and primps clients in a combined spa and salon setting. On the salon side of the facility, a small band of experienced hair stylists with years of experience bestows hair sculptures with a parade of high-end hair and beauty products by Paul Mitchell, Coppola, and Kenra. Villager's equally tight-knit spa technicians carry out their own collection of services, each with a diverse skill set that encompasses trigger-point massage techniques, waxing, and the use of hot stones for massages and extreme juggling.
Since art appreciation often requires people to crane their necks to view paintings from a different angle, trips to a gallery don’t usually benefit the spine. But clients don’t come to Ambiente Gallerie just to explore art and its unique design. They come to improve their wellness and enjoy chiropractic care from Doctor of Chiropractic Kari Boudreau. She draws from 14 years of experience to help her clients find relief from nagging health conditions in a modern space designed to engage the mind.
Inside a 100-year-old warehouse space, Dr. Boudreau worked with accomplished architect Ali Heshmati to design a stimulating environment that serves as both an escape and gathering space. Walls of stretched fabric form private treatment areas and can be raised to reveal room to mingle for gallery shows or a new car for studio audiences. Curved boomerang doors bar the way to permanent massage rooms with a clouded material that adds to the practice's intriguing aesthetic.