Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard?inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.
Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.
The American Lung Association of Minnesota recognizes the 2 million gallons of Blue Planet gasoline pumped every day at Plymouth Station Holiday & Auto Center as a “Clean Air Choice”. Blue Planet boasts that its fuel’s low emissions equate to removing 40,000 cars off the road, even while delivering the same number of miles per gallon as traditional gas. Each eco-friendly fill-up also saves money when paired with certain car washes, which claim to get cars in and out of the 112-foot scrubbing tunnel in five minutes or less, even when the line is around the block or the parking lot has been freshly carameled.
Acupuncture Associates offers a wide range of holistic services designed to help manage pain and stress. Acupuncture sessions are performed by the skilled and certified hands of Vincent Valeriano and customized to suit each patient's needs, lasting up to 45 minutes depending on the amount of treatment required. Using a series of tiny needles, acupuncturists promote blood flow to key areas of the body, which can help relieve pain and tension. The expert manipulation and placement of these needles may alleviate back and neck pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, tendonitis, and can aid in belly-button lint removal.
Licensed phlebologist Kamran Afzal oversees a trained staff that snoops and snuffs out rogue veins by means of either injection or laser treatment. During a 30-minute cosmetic sclerotherapy session, an ultrasound locates defective ducts and an injection (a maximum of 10cc of medicine) sends them to their doom, closing varicose veins to ease discomfort in the legs. During an EVLT treatment, a high-powered laser heats cursive veins from the inside, smoothing and shrinking them into a mild sans serif font. Both treatments eschew more invasive techniques and send patients home with no downtime. Although this deal is valid for a single session on one leg, a second Groupon may be purchased for an additional treatment on the same or one of the patient's other legs.
Hilary Patzer, Jada Studios’ licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, establishes a healthy discourse between mind and body with preventive services that draw on her extensive knowledge of Eastern medicine. Hilary’s professional credentials include a certification from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and she counts athletes from the Minnesota Twins and Vikings among her devoted client base despite her tendency to deflate their game balls during acupuncture treatments. Her full range of Eastern treatments includes food therapy, electrical stimulation, cupping, and tui na massage—all of which focus on stimulating energy flow and clearing out clogged meridians. Answers to frequently asked questions about Hilary’s techniques, as well as a host of client testimonials, can be viewed on Jada Studios’ website.
Armed with holistic expertise earned during her tenure as an acupuncturist at Tianjin TCM Hospital in Tianjin, China, licensed acupuncturist Ashley Robillard helps her patients overcome pain with a wide range of traditional chinese therapies. Aside from traditional acupuncture, which she offers in private or group sessions, her repertoire includes tui na massage, cupping, and cosmetic acupuncture.