J. Bruno's Salon & Barbershop may be small, but it has a big heart and an even bigger sense of obligation to keep its clients looking good. This salon is staffed by friendly stylists who can revamp women's silhouettes with haircuts, which they always start with a quick chat about what the client wants and what hair-shape will best accentuate a recently purchased monocle. Barbers are on hand to help men look dapper with fades, tapers, razor lines, and warm lather shaves. Since the team considers looks from head to toe, they also offer to update digits with manicures and pedicures.
Karen Kraft has been a practicing reiki master for more than a decade, but the discipline's holistic view of bodily energy has been helping people for generations. Karen's bouts with cancer and 12-year experience working in the disability field have bolstered her innate sense of empathy for her patrons' own ailments. As the owner of ACC Natural Healing & Wellness, she translates this dedication into her therapeutic treatments. Rather than simply quieting symptoms, she prefers to relax the mind as well as the muscles, tailoring her treatments to address the needs of each client. Karen's treatments address numerous everyday health issues, battling the pain and discomfort of everything from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. More than anything, though, her intuition and experience help her ease knotted muscles and connective tissues imbuing clients with a sense of whole-body well-being.
Stepping into Coterie Purlieu is almost like stepping into another world, and not just because of the foreign-sounding name. After a customs officer confiscates your stress and tension at the door, dip your hands into a bath of warm water or recline as the spa’s massage therapists untie your knots. Soothing facials wipe skin clean of dirt and grime, tanning booths bestow skin with golden color no matter the season, and waxing services swiftly remove hair and bumper stickers from the last election cycle.
Stepping into Coterie Purlieu is almost like stepping into another world, and not just because of the foreign-sounding name. After a customs officer confiscates your stress and tension at the door, dip your hands into a bath of warm water or recline as the spa?s massage therapists untie your knots. Soothing facials wipe skin clean of dirt and grime, tanning booths bestow skin with golden color no matter the season, and waxing services swiftly remove hair and bumper stickers from the last election cycle.
Massage therapist Aja Fortenberry trained in the 1,100-hour Baker College program, where she learned to incorporate Swedish massage, active stretching, and deep therapeutic bodywork to ease tension. Now, with more than 10 years of experience, Aja provides clients with her healing touch at Verity Life Massage Therapy. She offers her signature Swedish massages in 60- and 90-minute iterations as well as short chair-massage sessions.
If a cornucopia could grow to the size of a city block, it would look something like Lansing City Market. On a typical day, baskets brim with peppers, squash, and turnips from local farms, and homemade pies flaunt fillings as sweet and colorful as the rainbow that fathered Shirley Temple. Nearly 20 year-round merchants chat with passersby, telling the stories behind handmade wares such as soaps, chutneys, and garden statues. At Caruso's Candy Kitchen, kids ogle hand-dipped chocolates and bins of bulk candy, which teem with gummi bears and Jelly Belly jellybeans. Adults gather around the tables at Uncle John's Fruit House Winery, drinking in the flavors of Michigan's orchards with free samples of cherry wine and apple brandy. To make shopping as enjoyable as possible, Market Place Massage's trio of therapists melts muscle knots and undigested cheese logs with trigger-point therapy and flowing Swedish massage strokes.