Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color??which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by.
Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
The team behind Highbridge Tattoo & Laser Tattoo Removal has the real-world experience and clinical knowledge to guide clients through any stage of the tattoo life cycle?from its inception to its laser-based elimination. The skills of seasoned tattoo artists Thomas Alvarado, Sean Crofoot, and Miles Hunsberger combine with those of a pair of tattoo-removal experts, Thomas H. Barrows and Aleksander Nedich, to complete all manner of skin-ink tasks.
Physician Thomas H. Barrows has helped design medical lasers and lectured on laser-skin interactions throughout the world, and laser technician Aleksandar Nedich has 15 years of experience in the tattoo industry, and therefore understands the way ink sits in the skin. The duo previously collaborated to create Northeast Laser Tattoo Removal in Minneapolis. They work directly with the Highbridge Tattoo artists to lighten ink, facilitate a cover-up tattoo, or slide off sleeve tattoos as if they were oiled water wings.
Trained massage therapist Sharon Madison incorporates more than 20 years of experience?including time spent working for the University of Minnesota Athletic Division?into each treatment she performs at Heart and Soul Bodywork. Offering custom massage, energy-work, and spa-detox treatments, she is well versed in myofascial-release, trigger-point, and hot-stone therapies as well as acupressure and reflexology. Madison also brings bodies back into balance with the reinvigorating powers of reiki energy work, and sports massages reduce the pain and swelling athletes may experience after doing arm curls with the Stanley Cup.
Every staff member at ProSkin Esthetics and Laser Center boasts one of two titles: Aveda-trained aesthetician or nationally certified laser specialist. Some even tout both. Their dual skills allow the spa to offer clients both naturally derived and technologically advanced beauty services. Guests can opt to schedule a free consultation before any of these treatments, though the specialists require it before they will expose age spots, unwanted hair, or tattoos to the spa's FDA-approved lasers. Aestheticians also set a mandate with their facials?all clients will receive an upper-body, hand, and arm massage as skincare products nourish needy pores and directionally challenged skincare products nourish nearby pillowcases.
As a child, well before she became a certified massage therapist, Maggie Fritzke loved to give rudimentary rubdowns to her friends and family. Today, she has turned this natural inclination into a true art form, intuitively searching out areas of tension with the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage. Her skill really shines during her deep-tissue massages, when embedded muscle knots relent under the firm pressure, rocking, and stretching of her hands and forearms. Fritzke can even come to clients' offices to perform chair massages while they're taking breaks or working on patenting new ways to sit in chairs.
Massage Xcape's massage therapists practice a variety of massage modalities: they're skilled at prenatal, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques, for example. But their main specialty is Swedish relaxation massages designed to put the body and mind at ease. Patrons can also add on pampering details such as hot towels or soothing aromatherapy scents, or unwind in the Lexington Avenue location's sauna. As an added convenience, the practice holds extended evening hours.