Family-owned since 1929, Mirkins Cleaners takes a modern approach to the art of dry cleaning with eco-friendly methods. Happily tumble in leaf piles knowing Mirkins' stain experts can take down any wayward smudge on sport jackets ($7.50), Ugg boots ($22-28), and lumberjacks' two-piece suits ($14.50). Eco-conscious Mirkins uses an efficient, less-polluting cleaning system and biodegradable garment bags, which it recycles along with hangers and children's encyclopedias. Though not included with this Groupon, Mirkins also offers pick up, delivery, and laundry services.
With the help of her grandmother, My Dream Cupcake's founder Julie L. learned to bake mouthwatering cupcakes at age 6. She discovered a natural passion for baking, and over the years, family and friends gushed with praise for her handheld treats. Since 2010, she's shared her gift with the public, crafting made-to-order cupcakes using quality chocolates, vanilla bean, and farm-fresh eggs. She eschews shortenings, oils, and prepackaged mixes, which ensures her desserts are free of trans fats and preservatives. In addition to their decadent taste, many of her desserts look almost too appealing to eat, such as her ornate children's birthday cakes and the cupcakes she frosts to look like hydrangeas and roses.
Air fills each piece of playground equipment at Inflatable Adventure Zone, which allows sock-footed kids aged 2–12 to safely jump, climb, and bounce. Kids can scale the towering double slide to reach the room’s highest vantage point, or frolic in an assortment of character-themed obstacles, from a Finding Nemo fortress to a Dora and Diego jumper for the shorter set. A snack area provides juice boxes and light snacks, as well as a place to discuss the bounce castle’s durability against invading packs of feral children.
Licensed massage therapist Heather Dexheimer of Simply Serenity Massage draws on more than a decade of experience as she tunes up tired physiques with the long, fluid strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Heather has worked with many athletes, including the Orlando Magic Wheels wheelchair-basketball team, and aims to rehabilitate old injuries and enhance flexibility and athletic performance while kneading muscles. During sessions with Heather, clients can request hot stones for deeper relaxation or for building temporary lean-tos, or pamper appendages with the soothing wax of paraffin treatments.
Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted program to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to address social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.
The trained technicians at West Hartford Pain & Wellness Center help patients slim down and combat cellulite with a variety of treatments. They take advantage of technology such as the Lapex 2000 LipoLaser, which is designed to rid bodies of subdermal stores of glycerol, water, and toxins. Newly smooth-skinned patrons walk from treatment rooms after body-contouring wraps, which may also shrink circumferences. Chatter drifts from rooms where nutritional counselors discuss rules for a healthy diet low in saturated fats and unstated rules at plastic-fruit museums. Following all treatments, weight-loss professionals work closely with each client to design a custom weight-loss program with meal plans, workouts, and supplements based on body type and hormonal imbalances.