An usui reiki healer, locally trained and licensed therapist Adrienne Anthony restores inner and outer balance to the body. Deep-tissue and relaxation massages soothe stormy exterior muscles, and reiki sessions promote stress reduction and relaxation through the restoration of the body's energy flow. Adrienne also treats the energy escaping from meridian points of hand and feet through reflexology, applying direct pressure on specific points to spur change in specifically connected body areas. Almond and jojoba massage oils nourish and enliven skin during each session, turning blocked energy pathways into slip 'n' slides.
Trey and Mamie Herron of Skinny's Nutrition Studio—which was given a shout-out by Well-Being] magazine—work to make fitness something that touches each part of daily life. They host healthy happy hours, lead excursions into the outdoors, and fuel it all with protein-based meals and wellness plans. In the shop, glasses line the counters beneath verdigris walls, brimming with 41 smoothie flavors, aloe shots, and energy-boosting teas, and patrons discuss fitness goals after wellness assessments. Weight-loss challenges harness the healthy powers of competition, unlike a friend who claims to be able to swallow more Legos.
Bianca's Gift Box provides visitors with a wealth of quaint home décor and a mint of wraps, ribbons, and adornments. Cloak favors within ferocious patterns, such as the leopard-print wrapping paper ($4.95), ideal for making a bestowal stand out in a living room or blend into a forest. Myriad multicolored ribbons (starting at $3.95) are ready to embrace boxes and bags or bloom into blossom-like bows atop a meadow of presents. Gift-less givers can fill their pre-decorated parcels with ready-made home-décor items, such as a metal picture frame ($16.95) or tropical serving tray ($24.95).
At Hypnosis Delivers, certified hypnotist Mary Sammons helps people overcome their physical or emotional limitations with close to 30 years of experience in hypnosis, family-life education, and counseling. She uses a deeply relaxing process that allows clients to tap into their subconscious mind, addressing issues such as weight loss, addiction, or the inability to walk past a stop sign. Sammons is not only certified as a practitioner; she is also certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists to teach others how to perform hypnosis.
The fine-foodstuffs purveyors at Olivia's Food Emporium assemble fresh seasonal ingredients to craft a gourmet slate of frozen take-home comfort fare. The prepared meals—ideal for harried home cooks, pressed-for-time dinner-party planners, and Cold War nostalgists stocking underground bunkers—include house-made casseroles ($9.70–$13 / lb.) in classic flavors such as mac ‘n’ cheese and savory lasagna. Other offerings in savory casserole form include green-bean, squash, and hash-brown varietals. At-home diners can gussy up plates with cornbread dressing before adding a finishing touch of fresh-frozen vegetables ($10) in portions large enough to beta-carotenize two to five guests at once. Visitors to Olivia's Food Emporium can stroll the quaint store's bright aisles, filled with aqua-colored shelves and steam-powered grocery carts.
Licensed massage therapist Rashawna Reichard, also known as Shawna, sends soothing ripples across muscle ponds out of her private Mana Massage studio. Mana, which is the Hawaiian word for serenity, is indicative of Shawn's expertise with lomi lomi bodywork. Clients may also solicit her muscle-melting prowess for flowing Swedish strokes or more focused deep-tissue pressure.