Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa?s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes, warm stones, or liquid-hot magma, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of available sessions can seem overwhelming at first, the spa?s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients? individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile?required of first-time visitors?assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. An online Health Resource Center similarly typifies their uncommon dedication to individual care with its trove of helpful health and lifestyle tips with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them via 14 stores in the Twin City area and via the 5 stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
Sheer Treasures Company is an industry leader in Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Shea Butter beauty products including Natural Black Soap, Hair, Skin, and Natural Beauty items. Scented items including incense, fragrance oils and Sage sticks. Hand crafted statues from around the world.
The newly opened Dave's Sport Shop furnishes active clients with athletic equipment for an array of team sports, including a vast selection of hockey gear. Customers can learn to glide gracefully with the Winwell skate trainer ($34.99) or set up the Winwell mini hockey net ($39.99) for baby's first goal. The Bauer Hockey Trapper hat ($39.99) warms noggins in cool climes and the Bauer hockey XR3 backpack bag ($59.99) stores necessary game gear. Shoppers can don an NHL jersey emblazoned with the name of a favorite player or select one of more than 1,000 hockey sticks to practice slapshots or give shoddy vaudeville acts the hook.
The staff at Amazing Threads shares its enthusiasm for knitting by stocking high-end supplies and leading four levels of how-to classes. With a 2,400-square-foot studio, the shop boasts one of the largest yarn selections in the Midwest: skeins from Rowan and SMC Select are among the offerings, along with a deep selection of hand-dyed fibers from lines such as Arataunia and Three Irish Girls. This armory of yarn is complemented by buttons, bags, and needles from Skacel Collection, Plymouth Yarn Company, Kertzer, and other top brands. Small-group classes take place in Amazing Threads’ 24’x24’ classroom, where students learn to knit and crochet scarves, mittens, and covers for their blacksmith anvils.
The creative process can get complicated, which is why the staff at Color Me Mine breaks it down into four straightforward steps. Artists begin by choosing a bisque from an inventory that ranges from plates and mugs to animal figurines and picture frames. With paints and brushes in hand, they decorate the smooth, blank surfaces with designs and words. The staff fires finished pieces in a kiln to cure the pigments and make them food- and potion-safe before artists take their masterpieces home. In addition to hosting parties in-studio, Color Me Mine also shuttles supplies to homes and offices for events such as birthdays and bridal showers.