The fabric experts at Houdini’s Cleaners meticulously attend to sartorial details. They dry-clean delicate fabrics such as wool, leather, and silk, rendering them spotless and odor-free. They also press creases into trousers and collars for crisp, flattering lines, as well as repair sagging hemlines and snags. Additionally, Houdini’s Cleaners offers same-day service and a 24-hour drop box, making it even more feasible to mud wrestle during lunch breaks.
Though he had spent much of his young life honing the ability to divine the future, Scott Baker, spiritually named Chetan, only discovered the full potential of his gift after a car accident left him with a severe brain injury. As he relearned once simple tasks, such as walking and reading, he found that his connection to himself and others had changed, allowing him to extend his perceptive gift by tuning into other people. Now, Chetan shares his gift with clients seen in person, over the phone, or via email, giving them uncanny guidance. Before each session, he independently writes down impressions that could take the form of words, pictures, or phrases to guide the readings. Chetan also proclaims a link to the spiritual world, passing along messages from departed loved ones and exorcising demons from possessed mannequins.
After mastering traditional group fitness classes such as cardio kickboxing and Zumba, instructor Sandy Pierani hungered for more rhythm. To fan her passion, she spearheaded her own program, channeling both her years of dance experience and her love of West African music. Her five-part workout engages the entire body, set to the lively beats of a world-dance medley. She produced original music, recording percussive tracks with West African, West Indian, and Latin influences, specifically designed to complement dance moves while discouraging sloth impressions. Today, she leads guests of all backgrounds and builds through her energized maneuvers, fusing strength training, cardio conditioning, and stretching into one-hour bouts of boogying. She modifies the steps according to each student's comfort level, leading them through the dynamic warm-up to the breath-centric cooldown at their preferred pace.
Owner Ken Fil and his clan of experts at Van Winkle Mattress Company work tirelessly to help their clients to get a good night's sleep. They carry mattresses from brands such as Corsicana, Sealy Posturepedic, and Sealy Embody, as well as futon mattresses from Wolf Corporation. Their large selection includes styles that run the gamut from firm to plush and memory foam to latex. In addition to standard sizes ranging from twin to king, Van Winkle takes orders for custom sizes and mattresses equipped with hyperspeed capabilities for optimum space exploration. Staffers also stock the showroom with home essentials including beds, headboards, futons, frames, and other accessories in addition to furnishings from brands such as Leggett & Platt and World Imports.
After a decade working in the insurance industry, Heather Kierczak—the owner of The Loft, Massage Therapy—was convinced that there simply had to be a better way to do things. In that career, she had watched people deal with surgery after surgery or struggle with potentially addictive pain medications, and wanted in particular to find a way to help others to manage their pain. Soon, she discovered massage. Kierczak is now certified in massage therapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial therapy, and lymphatic-drainage massage. She also uses hot stones to further enhance her massage treatments; in the stone therapy, she helps relieve tension using both hot and cold stones and projector slides of Stonehenge.