Healing Massage Therapy's staff remedies bodily maladies by drawing on orthopedic and medical massage training. Before each appointment, the team assesses the client to discover which massage style will be most beneficial. The studio's massage therapists draw on myofascial massage, trigger-point therapy, and neuromuscular techniques. Massage recipients stretch out on a heated hydraulic table, whose soft surface permeates bodies with soothing warmth, like a waterbed full of chicken-noodle soup, and can decompress spines into a more malleable state. Isolated stretching techniques then help to improve range of motion in woebegone joints. The staff kneads problem areas with surgical precision, hoping to decrease clients' long-term need for medical attention. After the massage, the muscle technicians share their findings and advice on general well being.
With 16 years of experience under their trowel-holding belts, The Secret Gardeners confidently craft lush lawn landscapes. To start the design process, designers first ferret out the client's most deeply repressed gardening desires during a free initial consultation, when they'll evaluate the site, take photos, and commence relocation negotiations with the elf community living on the projected site of a new patio. Then after two–three weeks, they'll return to present a working design plan that arranges plantings, patios, and pergolas into a customized backyard Shangri-la. Diagrams in hand (a $60 average value), clients can argue the finer points of shrub placement with their designer, who will return to the site after the initial consultation to hand-deliver the design (a $50 average value for travel).
Thayer Nursery, a six-acre, family-owned farm, has been showering the community with exceptional plants and gardening products since 1965. Thayer Nursery guarantees that their kiln-dried firewood contains no stowaway bugs and has moisture levels below 25%. Unlike regular seasoned wood, kiln-dried wood spends three days de-liquifying in a 200-degree kiln before it is stored safely in an element- and Hamburgler-protected barn. Because of this extra-special care, the wood burns cleaner, hotter, and longer, and it doesn't require a PhD in Boy Scouting to light. Kiln-fired logs also contain less chimney-fouling creosote. In addition to fire fuel, Thayer offers a bevy of bouncing baby nursery plants such as three-gallon potted roses ($22.50) and eight-inch mums ($9 each). Shrewd shrub-tenders can prepare their greenery for winter snows with a 40-pound bag of HollyTone fertilizer ($32) from Thayer's complete line of garden supplies. Thayer Nursery has an extensive selection of organic gardening materials and homegrown advice about sustainable growing practices. Even regular, flesh-toned thumbs can take on a Kermit hue with The Gardener's A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food ($24.95).
Roberta Dehman Hershon founded Hope in Bloom after her lifelong friend and fellow gardener died of breast cancer in 2005. The organization designs and installs indoor and outdoor gardens at the homes of Massachusetts residents who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. With gardens tailored to each individual's living space and lifestyle, they serve as tranquil sanctuaries and have helped improve the quality of life for women and men with breast cancer and their families during what is often a stressful time.
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As the heads of C&C Landscape, brothers Celio and Celso Dias hold themselves accountable for the pristine appearance of their clients' lawns and gardens. To maintain these green expanses, the brothers and their crews rely on thorough attention to detail and keen eyes for orderliness that render yards ready for outdoor picnics or catching fireflies for use in do-it-yourself glow sticks. Homeowners can sign their yard's fur up for regular mowing services or employ the yardsmiths to install retaining walls, patios, or shrubs. Like a teenager collecting celebrity hair samples, C&C Landscape keeps an online gallery of its past handiwork. :m]]
Owner Jim Veneto and his team of expert stonemasons work closely with clients to dream up custom landscaping and decorative architectural structures crafted from natural stone. Asphalt, concrete, and paving stones lay out patios and walkways, and natural-stone walls channel the property lines constructed by early farmers attempting to demarcate Capture the Flag boundaries. The experts can erect outdoor kitchens and brick pizza ovens for upscale outdoor dining and natural-looking stone waterfalls to transport homeowners into fantasies of birds of paradise flitting about preparing a backyard soiree. Also specializing in maintaining and repairing clients' stone-crafted structures, the stonemasons can reconstruct brick walkways, stairs, and chimneys.