In herbology, the white lily is representative of renewal and purity—as well as fertility. At White Lily Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturists and board-certified herbalists Christine Keller and Sarah Sawyer keep every symbolism of the flower in mind. Using the methods of traditional Chinese medicine, the two healers determine holistic treatment plans that help return balance to bodies. Custom treatment plans that begin with a thorough exam of the pulse and tongue often end with herbal prescriptions or acupuncture sessions to help stimulate the body’s energy flow and pop parasitic balloons clinging to the skin. On the women's side of the lily, Christine and Sarah target their procedures to help relieve everything from morning sickness and migraines to infertility and postpartum depression.
Warm light and modern décor greet diners at Sawa Japan, and hibachi chefs dazzle diners with adroit teppanyaki-cooking showmanship. Lobster tail and filet mignon pirouette through the air and gently alight on an open hibachi grill. At the opposite end of the cooking spectrum, sushi chefs arrange raw morsels into dozens of à la carte sushi and signature-roll selections. Artful sushi presentations match the modern ambiance of the sushi bar, which extends into the dining area where soft music and large, airy windows evoke a peaceful climate.
Determined to give working people a place to relax and be pampered, the working mother of two behind Tigli Skin Spa enlisted her husband and friends to help her create an intimate spa, tanning salon, and boutique. Soft lighting and richly hued furnishings set the tone for lush experiences, whether in one of the spa's fleet of tanning beds or in a tranquil massage room. A luxurious experience is ensured with the use of celebrity-favorite ?minence Organics skincare products, which nourish the skin, engage the senses, and broker sophisticated peace deals between the earth and the salon industry.
The staff at Smiling Bright believes that there’s one accessory that looks good on everyone: a gleaming, white smile. Luckily, that happens to be the office's specialty. During procedures, trained technicians help clients swathe their smiles with dental trays full of peroxide-based whitening gel, which is then activated by an LED light. Though the solution contains at least 10 percent peroxide, it stays gentle thanks to a vitamin E coating that shields the lips and gums. Stains disappear from the tooth enamel in 20- to 60-minute sessions erasing all evidence of coffee drinking, wine sipping, and newsprint gnawing. Smiling Bright’s retail store also sells professional-quality X Cell Erator systems that can brighten teeth several shades at home.
At Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center, instructors facilitate spiritual growth from the inside out. Yoga and mat Pilates classes can improve your strength and balance, while meditation sessions foster relaxation via breathing exercises. Inside intimate treatment rooms, practitioners administer a wide range of holistic healing services, including acupuncture, massage, and reiki. Founders Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Hovey also lead retreats, such as a recent trip to India, where students were able to deepen their studies and sharpen their agility by striking a tree pose atop the spires of the Taj Mahal.
Since 1875, Minneapolis Gun Club has maintained numerous clay-target courses. Guests take aim on 10 trap fields, eight skeet fields, two five-stand fields, and one wobble-trap field, all of which test their skills with targets up to 50 yards away. When they aren't hosting open sessions and organized shoots, Carl Cook and NSSA-certified Level II instructor Mike Lohman train pupils in bettering their clay-shooting skills during lessons. If they need a break, visitors can reenergize with burgers and fish sandwiches in the clubhouse or restock on brand-name gear in the pro shop. Because they are a "shotgun for clay targets only" space, Minneapolis Gun Club cannot accommodate patrons hoping to use handguns or rifles.