The licensed massage therapist at A True North Massage mollycoddles muscle fibers in a one-hour massage designed to release tension and pent-up stress. A deep-tissue massage delves deep into the sinews to flush out toxins and work out muscle knots before rearranging them into animal origami, while a Swedish massage uses long, smooth strokes to stimulate the nervous system and promote relaxation. The massage therapist can knead athletic flesh in a specific area, such as a runner's tight hamstring or a bowler's sore thumb, providing specialized attention with a sports massage, while moms-to-be can enjoy a gentle pregnancy massage targeting aching muscles. Although not included in the Groupon, other services are available for an additional fee.
Chez Mike owner and Culinary Institute of America graduate Michael Cohen whips up delicious, made-from-scratch dishes at his restaurant in Hannaford Plaza. Like a game of cheeseburger cricket, Chez Mike's cuisine is seasonal and eclectically American. Carnivores can start their meals off with house-made country pâté, served with garnishes, Dijon mustard, and grilled crostini ($7.99), or a hot-and-sour matzo ball soup, in which the sultriest matzos are simmered with parsnips, chicken, and scallions ($6.99). Ladies who lunch can openly indulge in delicacies such as crispy trout with pecan brown butter and roasted potato ($15.99), or blush over a bagel all-the-way, a luscious combination of smoked salmon, veggies, and a schmear ($12.99).
Dr. Jenna Fiman teams up with a compassionate staff to perform both preventive and cosmetic dental services at her patient-focused facility. Boasting an extensive background working with patients of all ages, Dr. Fiman gussies up the smiles of children, adults, and cleverly disguised alligators alike. Her independently owned practice boasts an impressive array of treatments, from whitening to implants to oral-surgery procedures. Dr. Fiman is also able to fit dentures, place fillings, and skillfully attach porcelain veneers and crowns.
Riddled with mud, obstacles, and more mud, Tawasentha Mud Mania challenges racers to conquer a 4–5K course sprawled across Tawasentha Park and its surrounding territory. Along the route, muck-masked waves of participants run, climb, and crawl past a series of at least 13 obstacles, including a refreshing trudge through Normanskill Creek. Course marshals stationed throughout the course help keep feet pointed toward the finish line, where official timing distributes results to those who opt against strapping a lucky grandfather clock to their back. Afterward, a fire hose will be available to blast away layers of mud and reveal new layers of confidence, which can be showcased at a celebration complete with beach volleyball, music, and refreshments.
"After a long and arduous tooth-filled day," Dr. Shiloh Lieberman writes, "I unwind at home by soaking in my custom-made, bicuspid shaped bathtub, then jumping in my molar-shaped bed and drifting off to sleep counting incisors jumping over dental floss." Such a unique and all-consuming love of dentistry is understandably necessary for a dentist who painstakingly combines 30 years of experience with top-of-the-line technology to treat visitors at his comprehensive practice. An active member in professional and philanthropic organizations, a researcher, and a university mentor who keeps school buildings' teeth bright, Dr. Lieberman tackles cosmetic and restorative dentistry from many angles in a comfortable office replete with complimentary beverages and snacks, and a DVD player and massage chair in each room. He's still passionate, however, about sports and art, and he's committed to community service, which he performs with charitable dental organization Crown Council.