Engines start to roar, propellers spin, and a large parachute expands into the sky, carrying a light aircraft and its passengers toward the clouds. Silver Lining Aviation's certified instructors create adventures like this every day as they teach visitors to soar behind the controls of sport aircrafts such as powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes, and gyroplanes. Led by licensed FAA flight instructor Craig Ewing, Silver Lining's team takes prospective pilots on introductory flights that allow them to experience aircrafts such as the Airwolf 912 and nibble on different flavors of clouds. The aviation experts also sell sport aircrafts, which patiently wait onsite as customers work through custom ground- and flight-training programs. In most cases, the flight instructors prepare their pupils for aerial navigation in as little as two weeks. They also assist new pilots with replacement parts, provide 24/7 support, and cook oil soup to feed hungry aircraft.
The licensed massage therapists at Sun Streaks Salon rewire malfunctioning muscle circuit boards with a custom blend of massage modalities. During each session, body soothers may apply localized, firm pressure to ease a stiff neck or back before employing lighter kneading to melt tension hiding in a rotator cuff after an aggressive air-guitar windmill. Full-body techniques unite several types of bodywork, such as long, flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue ministrations, to achieve a more comprehensive eradication of persnickety pain. By combining multiple varieties, Sun Streaks' therapists promote circulation and relaxation throughout the body. This Groupon also grants eligibility for an upgrade to a European facial at a cost of $55, instead of the typical $65; the spa's facials can mitigate signs of aging and help to heal sun damage more effectively than becoming nocturnal for a month.
Affordable Pressure Cleaning blasts away dirt from exterior surfaces and gutters with powerful, trailer-mounted pressure-washing systems. After providing clients with a free estimate, licensed-and-insured cleaning technicians venture to homes to cleanse driveways, pool decks, and sheds. They also shine and renew brick flooring faded from years of exposure to the elements and the great Wite-Out flood of '67.
Rene and Natalie of Solstice Studio execute cuts, color services, and keratin treatments using professional-quality haircare products. To imbue dos with rich hues, they use Ian Zachary color, and to de-frizz tresses and leave them shiny and strong, they apply La Brasiliana keratin treatments. They also use the plant-extract-infused products of Smart Solutions by Dennis Bernard to protect hair and infuse it with antioxidants.
A far cry from the photo booths of yore, UASTAR's fully enclosed version snaps pics of prop-wielding revelers with the push of a button, with images made available through immediate prints and an online viewing gallery. Attendants ferry photo booths to weddings, birthdays, or other events, and remain on hand to ensure sessions go smoothly.
Maite and Luis Cruces were burned out from a life overloaded with work and stress. It wasn't until the couple moved to Florida and studied professional massage therapy that they learned firsthand about the benefits from strengthening the connection between mind and body. At Lool Ha Spa, Maite and Luis not only get personal satisfaction out of helping clients unwind, but they find relaxation while massaging knots out of tense backs or popping the bubble wrap cushioning fragile packages.
The Cruces' personal experience with the mind-body-spirit connection is what inspires the spa's holistic perspective. Though its list of massage modalities is extensive?including Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and seaweed-enhanced treatments?Lool Ha Spa offers more than massage therapy. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and a variety of facials, chemical peels, and light-therapy treatments help revitalize weary complexions.