The licensed massage therapists at Massage Therapy by Sherry evict stress and tension through a variety of muscle-molding modalities. The one-hour soothing session begins with a postural assessment, which helps personalize each massage to clients’ specific needs and favorite chemical reactions. Those seeking a light touch can opt for the Swedish massage, which expels pain with minimal pressure and strongly worded letters, and heat seekers can hunker down with the hot-stone massage, a relaxing knead that improves circulation and calms nervous-system jitters. The deep-tissue massage, meanwhile, acts more aggressively on deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, mitigating chronic pain, osteoarthritis, and subcutaneous sweet potatoes.
FastFrame beautifies the boundaries of pulchritudinous photographs, pilfered paintings, memorable Big Mac wrappers, and other collectible items with expert custom framing, which ranges from around $46- $203. The shop’s team of experienced framesmiths boasts an artistic background and will happily walk you through the framing process. They’ll also help you navigate a showroom of more than 1,000 frame samples (many of which can be seen adorning the brick walls) and an even more bewildering array of mat boards, textures, and fabrics. Once you’ve made a selection, a computerized mat cutter allows for detailed mat designs; Frame Vue software makes it easy for customers to visualize how a striking frame will supplement their diorama of stuffed hamsters dressed as the major characters of Les Misérables. FastFrames’ 30-day design guarantee ensures that patrons are satisfied with their selections, and the shop’s lifetime craftsmanship guarantee safeguards frames against disintegrating into space dust.
Combining her love of photography with her love of meeting people, Emily Rose creates an affable atmosphere for clients during her portrait, event, and wedding shoots. She rendezvouses with patrons at a location of their choice for her one-hour portrait sessions, where guests can swap outfits and strike poses at numerous locales during their allotted time. Afterward, they can opt to purchase a CD of enhanced photos or prints of their favorite shots. Emily also supplies a photo CD to hosts of events, which she covers at an hourly rate. Weddings receive the same CD and hourly treatment, and afterward, shots are posted to an online gallery for sharing. She also offers a free consultation for events such as weddings, wherein she and the couple discuss their image goals and how to swiftly disguise the cake for photographing as a relative that couldn't attend.
The fur-friendly staff at Four Paws Only lavishes animal companions with lovingly attentive grooming services using high-quality products. Bring in your Jack Russell terrier or your chihuahua ($35 each) for its diminutive preening session, readying it for family portraits or the all-canine junior prom. Bernese mountain pooches in need of gussying up after days spent leading rugged hikes can procure a large-dog grooming ($60), as can Irish setters ($45+) and bearded collies ($50+) looking for a clean shave.
Famous Tate, open since 1954, stocks and displays more than 60 refrigerators, 60 washers and dryers, 85 major cooking products, 35 dishwashers, and 40 different sleep sets . But even with all of this merchandise, staffers recognize that the store might not have exactly what a client is looking for, which is why a team of merchandisers is on hand to special order items.
The shop also features a section of clearance appliances that have cosmetic defects such as scratches and unremovable “Mondale for President” stickers. Some of these appliances are even luxury display items that need to be sold to make room for incoming models, allowing customers to find the perfect bed, refrigerator, or oven that fits their budget. When clients find what they need, a service department helps them navigate extended-warranty purchases, financing, and delivery options.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads to further their learning. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.