True to its name, Flags and Beyond doesn't simply stock the stars and stripes. Its catalog boasts colorful banners for both general decoration and holiday cheer. Seasonal flags ring in autumn with images of kittens lounging in a jack-o'-lantern or honor spring with Easter bunnies and painted eggs. Alternatively, a selection of patriotic flags includes classic American symbols, such as the Liberty Bell and a soaring eagle carrying George Washington in its talons. Flags for everyday display proclaim welcoming phrases, from There's no place like home to You are my sunshine! And for added exterior decor, the store carries creative mailbox covers that delight neighbors and mail carriers alike.
The friendly staff and doctor at Central Ohio Dental Spa know that the most important aspects of a dental office include the patient's comfort and peace of mind, along with experience and top-notch technology. Dr. Nguyen meets and exceeds the requisite experience, with a DDS earned from The Ohio State University in 2000, countless hours of postdoctoral training, and membership in the American Dental Association. His office is stacked with the latest technology, from digital x-ray machines and 360-degree panorex imaging to electric hand pieces and robotic tooth fairies. Adding an extra layer of comfort to each visit, a full-time massage therapist performs complimentary hand massages during treatments and can be booked for a complete session to take place before or after dental procedures in a private therapy room. Neck pillows also keep patients cozy in the dentist's chair, and additional spa services such as herbal neck wraps can be purchased or bartered for with gold toothpicks.
As a certified colon hydrotherapist, natural health consultant, and educator, Debi Boyle is passionate about helping her patients to achieve wellness in their lives through colon purification and a wholesome diet. Within the confines of Debi's beach-themed treatment room—complete with soft music, an oil diffuser, and a novelty-size ocean—a slim plastic conduit delivers cleansing currents to her patient's lower bowels. The docile tube rids bodies of toxins and malevolent microorganisms that can be the cause of digestive problems, fatigue, acne, or even anxiety. Debi also helms weight-loss and nutrition classes, teaching students to whittle waists in a healthy way, maximize their metabolism, and maintain long-term health.
Licensed massage therapist Toni Dunbar helps dissipate stress and muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Swedish treatments use oils and flowing strokes to lull clients into tranquility, and deep-tissue massages target more persistent pains.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Instructors Russ and Lynn Edgington hold the reins at Edgewood Equestrian. Along with instructor Stacy Boles, they specialize in classical dressage, cowboy dressage, and driving dressage. They take on all levels of riders, leading private, semiprivate, and group lessons for adults and kids. Their indoor and outdoor facilities allow them to conduct lessons in any type of weather, meaning students can bond with stallions even if it is raining, snowing, or so sunny that horses would instinctively go to the beach if not kept indoors.