For 15 years, Lansing Detail & Hand Car Wash has been restoring the showroom sheen of cars, trucks, and motorcycles with meticulous automotive cleaning services. Technicians plow through surface dirt and grime by hand and tidy up interiors with towels, cleaning solutions, and shampoo. The company’s commitment to cleaning has earned them contracts with local dealerships, and they further service customers by detailing their vehicles at their homes or workplaces.
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.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Koru, the Maori word from which Koru Therapeutic Massage takes its name, describes a spiral shape that signifies rebirth and growth– concepts that certified medical massage therapist Meghan Caterino understands well. After suffering from paralysis-inducing Guillain-Barre syndrome since childhood, she made an almost-full recovery thanks to a combination of physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture. The experience spurred her on a path to help others heal through massage.
Her nimble hands use all-natural products when working to reduce tension and stress during relaxation and therapeutic massage sessions, during which she helps the body recover after injury, inactivity, or napping with a pet boa constrictor. Meghan has special certification in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal massage, which she claims helped her conceive her second child without conventional fertility treatments. The focused strokes of this therapy aim to shift internal organs back into position–restoring emotional and physical wellbeing, easing digestive issues, and aiding the reproductive system for both men and women.
Lansing Metro Marinas's Giselle and Ken Settimo had a vision for a new way to see Lansing—from the waterways. The couple purchased a 28-foot pontoon boat, staffed it with a captain and deck hand, and set about their mission to show Michiganders the beauty of their city. Today, the boat cruises down the Grand River from Old Town to Moore's River Park, Red Cedar to Potter Park Zoo, offering stunning views of downtown Lansing. Charters, evening cruises, and private events float down the waterway, enjoying access to seating, party lighting, and a fridge to re-energize glow-stick swords.