For more than 20 years, massage therapist Willow has been relaxing muscles and evaporating stress with a range of modalities. She uses the long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage to ease minor aches and applies deep-tissue kneads to relieve chronic pain. Willow turns her focus to balancing energy with hands-on shiatsu and reiki techniques. In addition to massage, she attempts to rid bodies of toxins with Ionic detox footbaths.
Dedicated to social justice and the stirring power of collective voices, Sistrum provides a musical haven for women to explore their singing talent and bathe in supportive camaraderie. Each gifted member of the chorus combines their cadre of dulcet tones to craft radiant aural soundscapes and electrify audiences' hearts without using jumper cables. "Singing the Journey" celebrates their 25th anniversary of collective note weaving by drawing on their favorite performances through the years, including compositions by Eleanor Daley, Joan Szymko, and more that represent both contemporary music and musical mainstays. Sistrum's inclusive mission embraces straight, queer, and transgender women of all beliefs, ethnicities, and physical abilities to glean vocal power and life experience from every angle of the female-identified spectrum and gather sisterly souls in union toward a more equitable world for all.
A professional, creative workspace for your goals outside a cubicle: the office essentials and community support you need to work, meet, share, and grow. Ideal for entrepreneurs, freelancers, writers, designers, software developers, educators, lawyers, and start-ups; work on your terms and do what you love.
The Preuss family's vaulting, 22,000-square-foot supply store enhances owners’ relationships with their pets. Dogs delight at the Everlasting Fun Ball, which coyly encases treats in an unbreakable chew-toy ($19.99), and cats keep biceps rippling with a Cat It play circuit and workout center ($13.99). A friendly staff of animal experts guides visitors to the right gear for their particular pet project, whether it's to eradicate mid-Thanksgiving silences with a Teach Your Parrot to Talk CD ($20) or to teach a lizard to properly lounge on a Zilla aquatic basking platform (from $19.99). Sweeping selections of ethically raised animals, including clownfish ($24.99), cleaner shrimp ($24.99), gerbils ($14.99), hamsters ($12.99–$19.99), and guinea pigs ($14.99–$49.99), populate the vivacious store, which is committed to eco-friendly business practices.
Photographer Steve Dean—whose wedding photography has graced the cover of Lansing City Limits magazine—brings out clients' unique personalities in striking, personal photographs. Portraits of individuals, high-school seniors and kids capture fleeting moments in time. Professional acting and modeling headshots highlight charisma and charm, and glamour-and-boudoir photo shoots draw out clients’ sensual sides. Dean expertly retouches finished photographs to remove blemishes or shrink down surrounding buildings so that clients can pretend to be giants.