Card sharks place their bets at Lucky Derby Casino's smoke-free blackjack and poker tables before heading over to Rounders Sports Bar for hearty steak dinners, billiards, and darts. Appetizing niblets ready hunger pangs for their fate, as couples sip on selections from the beer and wine list. A 12-ounce cut of tender rib-eye steak or tilapia whispers sweet nothings to taste buds, as a potato and veggies skulk on the side, always the bridesmaid. After dinner, chalk up some cues for eight felt-pelting rounds of pool or test precision tossing skills at the dartboard. Fifteen high-definition TVs rain down sporting events pumped into the pub by ESPN GamePlan and NFL Sunday Ticket, and comics make with the chuckling during open-mic Tuesday. The athletics-themed venue fills up with the sounds of amateur crooning on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as singers take the karaoke stage.
Two areas of Susan DeLacy's life prepared her to be the therapist behind Holistic Massage. The first is pretty straightforward: more than 900 hours of education and practicum, which led to her certification in holistic massage, lomi lomi massage, and several other modalities. Second: her more than two decades working in the stress-heavy professional world, an experience which has given her a deep understanding of the tensions and troubles caused by the stresses of one's personal and professional life. Tucked inside Studio Salons, DeLacy's haven of relaxation encourages clients to shed their worries, tensions, and itchy wings as their sessions proceed.
Aspiring cosmetologists and estheticians get an education and hands-on training at Hoss Lee Academy—all under the under the supervision of licensed instructors. These instructors work to fill their students' spray bottles with industry knowledge so that they pass the California State Board Exam when their coursework is complete and their mannequins get approached by modeling agencies. Students hone their skills by completing services such as haircuts, color treatments, and facials, as well as manicures, waxing, and makeup applications.
Technicians at NuYu at Studio 110 work to improve skin elasticity, clear up acne, and combat general signs of aging through diverse approaches. Among other body treatments, galvanic contouring sessions work to minimize the dimples caused by cellulite by sending a current through cells that tickles fat deposits into submission.
For licensed massage therapist Christine Abston, relaxation is more than a quick fix. It's a way of life. That’s why she gives clients multiple ways to unwind at Catch Your Breath Massage, pulling from 17 massage modalities picked up over her 15-year career. Her sessions range from soothing Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques to deep-tissue and trigger-point therapy that address lower-layer muscle pain. Appointments can take place within Christine’s cozy, candlelit studio, and on-site visits at a loved one’s home are also available for an additional fee.