9th Street Bistro's skilled flavor experts wield natural and organic ingredients to sate cravings for fresh salads, soups, and made-to-order entrees. Their menu changes with the season, offering picks from the finest sandwich trees and soup from the heartiest broth bearing cows. Stacked fare—including the Portobello panini ($6.99), where marinated Portobello mushrooms laze beneath bubbling buffalo mozzarella, organic, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil pesto on herbed foccacia—is balanced on locally crafted artisan bread, baked with organic flour. For a bright and beaming start to the day, eschew regular routines of Greco-Roman snowman wrestling for a double shot of espresso ($1.65) paired with a multi-grain waffle and fresh blueberries ($6.49). Signature drinks from the juice bar harness sweet nectars from the fruits of Mother Nature's living room décor. Try a 16-ounce Jump Start, with grapefruit, apple, ginger, and spirulina ($4.25) or a 20-ounce Concerto, featuring a hot brew of grapes, pear, cloves, and apple ($5).
The radiologists at Inland Imaging's Varicose Vein Center rely on ultrasound technology to observe the flow of blood through the legs and to identify any problems that may be affecting this sanguine current. They drive away enlarged varicose veins with modern laser, radiofrequency, and silent treatments or through traditional phlebectomy-small incisions that access the veins and don't require stitches. The team also exterminates smaller spider veins with sclerotherapy injections, which block the flow of blood into the vein and encourage it to disappear.
Certified acupuncturist and herbalist Connie Christie helps each client achieve long-term well-being through acupuncture and rolfing therapies. She creates balance and harmony in the body by placing sterilized, individually packaged needles at strategic points along the body's meridians. Along with enabling more balanced bodily functions, acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain and improve sleep and digestion. Connie also culls from her fully stocked pharmacy of Chinese herbal remedies to meet each person's specific needs and magic-potion desires.
As a master of the intricate discipline of nail art, expert technician Danielle Bench knows that, when it comes to style, the smallest details can make the biggest impact. From her professional home at Diva's Hair Studio, she tailors each mani-pedi to suit the moods and personalities of her clients. Drawing on education from the Glen Dow Academy, she decorates digits with more than 90 different acrylic colors, utilizing her deft brushwork for intricate 3-D designs such as bow ties, flowers, or portraits of their pet ladybugs. Her Shellac manicures cure beneath a UV light, which instantly dries nails that can resist chipping for up to two weeks. In addition to her artistic instincts, Danielle also understand a thing or two about pampering; performed in a private treatment room, her spa pedicures keep feet looking and feeling their best with the help of tropical-scented sugar scrub and white tea mud masks.
Rufino Zisumbo is the kind of guy who practices what he preaches. As such, he will expound at length upon the benefits of bodywork. Still, he's most at home beside the massage table. A licensed therapist himself, he draws on techniques that include shiatsu, reflexology, and sports massage to relieve stress and eliminate stored-up tension.
Inside South Perry Yoga’s cozy peace cave, a team of talented and friendly instructors offers customers of all ages and skill levels the chance to increase flexibility, reduce stress and tension, and develop mind-body balance through various styles of yoga. Partake in six drop-in yoga classes, which are offered more than 15 times a week and include vinyasa flow, yoga basics, and more (click here to view the schedule). During each 60- to 90-minute session, students work through a variety of poses, postures, and inversions that emphasize proper body alignment and nonlethal breathing. Grab a yoga mat, water bottle, and towel before attending a session—if you don't have your own yoga mat, borrow one of the studio’s mats or purchase a new one at 10% off the regular price.