An unwavering devotion to freshness permeates Tomacelli's kitchen, where pizza chefs adorn their daily made dough with house-made sauce, all-natural cheese, and more than 50 market-fresh toppings. Millions of possible build-your-own combinations complement 23 staff-brainstormed creations, from a ham-and-pineapple-studded hawaiian pie to the seafood supreme's maritime medley of fresh ingredients. Not content to recline on the edible laurels of their circular masterworks, the Tomacelli's kitchen team rounds out the menu with piping-hot pastas and four handheld hoagies ideal for bringing estranged barbershop quartets back together for a reunion tour.
Licensed massage therapist Marta calls herself the Body Whisperer, and with good reason: through advanced training and continuing education, she has learned to communicate with muscles in not one but several distinct languages. Her five holistic modalities flout expectations by refusing to draw the line between deep-tissue and relaxation techniques; fusion massages combine the two with warm basalt rocks in a slow-paced, therapeutic session, and sacred-stone massages add deep heat therapy to the mix.
Marta’s other tailored massages incorporate similarly unique techniques and tools, from organic and chemical-free herbal oils to cool marble stones. As an add-on to the fusion massage or vedic cleanse, a heated steam canopy blasts warm, aromatic air across the body through an eco-friendly system. First used in Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, and Nelly music videos, this ancient method of detoxification helps to soothe inflammation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The dedicated cosmetologists at Absolute Bliss help clients choose from a full spa menu of skin, hair, and nail treatments to transform tired exteriors into vibrant veneers. Like fashion-forward math teachers, stylists snip tresses to geometrical perfection, relax unruly curls, or apply artful streaks of flattering color. Formaldehyde-free Shellac layers onto nails by the hand of a talented manicurist for a high-gloss sheen that can endure without chipping for 14 days. The salon also deforests epidermises with sugaring treatments, and improves visages with facials, microdermabrasion, and airbrush spray tanning.
With its sights set on community health, Avera McKennan Fitness Center hosts an array of workout classes and houses a mélange of exercise space and equipment for all conditioning capacities. Teamworkers delight in the center's daily fettle-finessing sessions, such as yoga, Zumba, and boot camp, which take place beneath the aerobic room's vaulted ceilings and atmospherically oriented windows. Further phalanx forming takes place in the atrium, complete with basketball hoops for pickup games or aerial canine-agility competitions.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
The Body Garage focuses on providing quality services with a scientific approach to skin care. As a medically directed spa, The Body Garage uses top-notch products while providing preventative skin maintenance to ensure skin as beautiful and shiny as a Transformer. As part of your choice of treatment, you get a consultation based on a Visia Complexion Analysis. The analysis inspects skin while measuring visible and invisible sun damage and evaluating wrinkles, pores, and clingy barnacles. Visitors will then choose between a microdermabrasion treatment (referred to as a mega peel on The Body Garage's website) or a custom chemical-peel treatment, with both options helping to exfoliate the skin, accelerate new skin growth, and decrease the effects of aging.
Danielle Rivera, owner of Tru Massage Therapy, did not set out to become a massage therapist. "I like helping people," she says, and she did so for many years as a CNA in nursing homes. When she began to transition to a medical-assistant program, Rivera discovered her passion for massage. She got her massage license in 2008 and never looked back. Now, Rivera and a team of therapists provide 10 massage modalities and myriad spa services.
In addition to botanical body wraps and waxing services, Rivera's talent for clinical massage has improved her patients' lives and her ability to open industrial-size jars of pickles. "I had a client that could only lift his arm 90 degrees, and after working on him. . . he could go up to 160 degrees." She has also provided relief for migraine sufferers. Clients who "were taking prescription pain meds. . . were able to cut down their prescriptions significantly" or repurpose them altogether into beaded necklaces.