Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous centers design personalized programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
It seems impossible enough to present the public with just one prehistoric beast. Wonder of Dinosaurs, however, is home to more than 100 museum-quality dinosaurs. The traveling exhibition displays a legion of realistic dinosaur replicas and robots that guests can explore at their leisure on self-guided tours. The experience is just as educational as it is enthralling, with scientific facts posted next to each dinosaur that describe its size and lifestyle.
Visitors also engage in activities. These include leaping on bouncy dinosaur inflatables, playing rounds of miniature golf, and panning for gemstones and fossils in a sluice. During dinosaur rides, guests can even sit atop a robotic dinosaur.
From dusty windows to dirty walls and driveways, the expert cleaners of ABM Window Cleaning have a handle on filth. In addition to window and pressure cleaning, they offer a variety of other services such as clearing out gutters and repairing screens.
With 18 years of experience, the aestheticians at Pure: Organic Skincare Studio turn to nature for their inspiration as well as for their tools, relying on organic products whenever possible. Their dedication to natural ingredients might explain why skin of all types takes so readily to their pore-cleansing facials, streak-free airbrush bronzers, and vitamin-infused enzyme peels. Moisturizing skin treatments eschew parabens and chemical additives in favor of fruit oils; in a similar vein, waxing treatments swipe away hair with the help of sticky fruit rolls. Promoting a tranquil atmosphere of privacy and comfort, customers enjoy services with candle light and soothing eucalyptus aromas while receiving care full customized to suit their needs.
International Day Spa has been supplying Redlands-area pamperistas with relaxing and beautifying treatments for more than 21 years. In the Massage à Trois service, couples take turns receiving one-hour Swedish/American massages. The partner not currently receiving the massage is encouraged to participate with the therapist, learning techniques that can be used at home or at stressful youth soccer games. After both partners have received their massage, couples are invited to relax in the Turkish steam room, attacking their already weakened stress levels with an assault of vapors and withering criticism. Solo spa goers can opt instead to partake of the spa’s other services, including hot-stone massage ($95+), facials (generally $45–$235), and hydrotherapy services, such as aromatherapy body buffing or salt glow with a relaxing Vichy shower ($55).
Spa days are meant to be relaxing retreats, but often focus more on beauty services than actual relaxation. The Kinetic Mind Body Wellness Center offers an alternative, what owner Stephanie Carper-Smith calls a Wellness Day.
Staffers encourage each person to kick off their Wellness Day by admiring the visual beauty of the center, including the fine art that bedecks the walls. While guests reflect, the staff plies them with glasses of water or hot cups of tea sweetened with organic honey or agave.
These may include everything from a relaxing massage and acupuncture to a structured fitness class, such as yoga. Full-spectrum infrared saunas can help clients by elevating core temperatures, lowering blood pressure, and even jump-starting the metabolic processes that contribute to weight loss. The center also provides nutritional therapy and holistic health coaching, a gentle form of guidance that doesn't involve anybody in shorts blowing whistles and shouting, "Get healthier, son!"
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Therapeutic massage
Brands Used: We focus on organic and all-natural products.