The licensed massage therapists at Light Hands Therapeutic Massage East focus on medical massages to help prevent injury and foster the muscular foundation for healthier, more pliable backs. The staff's gliding effleurage and smooth strokes supplement traditional medical treatments to flush the bloodstream and muscles of toxins, tension, and miniaturized submarines manned by overly ambitious research scientists. Therapists analyze clients' everyday habits for signs of trending problems and then proceed to address individual areas of tension to boost spirits and overall range of motion.
Nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, Nancy Nicholson, LMT, helps her clients relax and heal. She does so through Swedish massage and deep-tissue massage modalities, as well as through customizable 30-minute therapeutic sessions. In addition to her own services, Nancy also transports a massage chair to different locations for on-site sessions, such as homes or offices.
The family-owned Mountain Mattress sedates sleepers with a wonderland of relaxing surfaces, including many made by U.S. manufacturers. Nappers seeking body-hugging bedding can use their Groupon toward the Therapedic 8-inch memory foam queen-size bed ($999 for mattress, foundation, frame, and delivery), which lends comfort and support while sending herds of sheep to the unemployment line. Bad backs find relief on the Posture Support queen set ($499), delivering restful, pain-free sleep, or the Eclipse International Spinal Zone queen set ($699 for mattress, foundation, frame, and delivery), which protects rear stomachs from discomfort, stiffness, and mischievous night sprites. Free local delivery allows customers to receive beds at home instead of trekking down dark roads with a mattress strapped to their back.
The professional, knowledgeable staff at Vintner’s Circle share their love of the wine lifestyle with hands-on wine classes that teach guests, family, and friends how to bottle wines, distinguish between different varietals, or pair wine with cheese. The shop’s unique, all-inclusive winemaking program takes aspiring vintners through the accessible four-part process in store over the course of eight weeks, which begins with choosing wine juices from a selection of more than 50 internationally sourced varieties. Participants eventually bring home more than two dozen bottles with their own vintage for a total cost of less than $10 per bottle. They can emblazon these bottles with custom-designed labels and colorful tops. Vintner's Circle also stocks a variety of gifts for weddings, holidays, and other special occasions, as well as wine accessories and gifts for wine lovers to enjoy year-round. Wine-education classes, corporate events, and team-building events are also on offer.
Artist and wine enthusiast Becky Suriano of Wine Me? Hand-paints unique wineglasses—each its own work of art—that have earned her droves of praise, a dedicated following, and a first place grand prize finish in George Duboeuf’s Nouveau Expression-Be Heard national art contest. Using special glass paint forged from old windows found in the lost city of Atlantis, Becky paints vivid images onto each distinguished chalice, ranging from renditions of Van Gogh's Starry Night to paisley patterns and animal prints. Both decorative and functional, these drink-holding art pieces catch the eyes of onlookers while embodying Wine Me?'s motto, "Don’t just drink, drink in style."
The Ferguson network of stores carries an extensive selection of equipment and supplies to overhaul or update automobiles, gardens, kitchens, baths, and patios. Beef up a bare tool belt with a Bostitch rip hammer ($25.99) or a 10-piece screwdriver set ($13.49). Spruce up drab rooms and lackluster family pets with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint or air out an arid space and improve Darth Vader impersonations with an oscillating desk fan ($17.99).