A quick study in graceful movement, Peter Gelzhinsky competed in the finals at the USA National Dance Championship just three years after taking up the craft. Parlaying his quick learning into effective teaching methods, Peter now leads hot-footed hopefuls through lessons that cover such social ballroom dances as merengue, cha-cha, and the hustle. Students can also breakdance to the thumping beats of hip-hop classes, or sashay with a provided partner through the salsa-like steps of the bachata. Many students enlist in Star Dance School’s lessons in preparation for a wedding or the grand opening of a laundromat with a dance floor.
Crystals, volcanic sulfur, and black caviar extract may not seem like likely spa products, but that's where the "innovation" in Skin Innovations Spa comes from. The staff uses these nourishing products in tandem with clinical treatments to relax and refresh clients. Come in for a Hungarian organic facial or pumpkin peel and stay to have a skin irregularity whisked away through cryotherapy spot removal. These diverse offerings—along with a wealth of products from Pevonia Botanica and Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics—has earned the oasis a slew of awards and honors.
Ionic columns and graceful statues give the facade of Farm Grill & Rotisserie the air of a Greek temple—but here, it's the food that's treated with reverence. The casual eatery dishes up classic skewers and pitas featuring roasted meats and flavorful vegetables, a combination that Hidden Boston lauded as "more light, airy, and healthy" than standard Greek fare. Sizzling lamb and swordfish, rotisserie chicken, and baked lamb satisfy meaty appetites, while savory mousaka and spanakopita invite forks to sink into their savory layers. Authentic flavors continue on into a selection of desserts, including baklava and wedding cookies that arrive with their own shower of rice.
Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Sue Lane has performed an estimated 24,000 bodywork sessions since she became a practicing massage therapist in 1984. By founding and operating Muscle Inc, she joins similarly experienced therapists in healing with a variety of bodywork modalities. To dispel stress and aches, foster flexibility and circulation, and help unravel injury symptoms, staffers at the practice's two locations employ a variety of techniques, among them Reiki, medical massage, and craniosacral massage. No matter what type of session a client opts for, he or she is pampered with hot-cold therapy, soothing music, and a complimentary bottle of water. The Brockton location even features a chair lift, which assists with mobility issues and prepares the facility for emergency Horah dances.