A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.
The laid-back, fun-loving mentality of SoCal surf culture pervades Spa Samudra & Hair Lounge. Kids and pets walk freely throughout the premises as shoppers peruse the organic skincare line, made from wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Spa Samudra, however, seamlessly balances this surfer charm with the staples of a traditional day spa. Its organic skincare products, for example, are used in classic facials, which include steam cleans, exfoliation, and optional extractions. The aesthetic team also brightens faces with peels and soothes feet with detox footbaths. In addition, the 11 hairstylists at the up-and-coming hair salon pamper strands with an array of haircuts, color, and smoothing Brazilian Blowouts.
Luciana’s Massage & Spa Therapies, LLC’s three licensed massage therapists assuage sore muscles in a cozy, tranquil setting complete with heated massage tables, flickering candles, and soothing music. The therapists are skilled in multiple massage styles, including deep tissue, which tackles specific issues with intense pressure; ashiatsu, with the practitioner balancing herself from bars and using her feet to administer the massage; and bamboossage, a tension-relieving technique that is performed with bamboo sticks. Along with massage therapy, the spa’s licensed aesthetician nurtures skin with facials and body wraps, making it look more youthful than the audience at Sesame Street Live.
Live Love Day Spa's licensed aestheticians and massage therapists work together to bolster inner wellness and imbue exteriors with a healthy glow. Magenta orchids peek out from all corners of the spa, lending their fragrances to the air while steady hands uproot unwanted fuzz and turn back the clock on complexions with an array of organic facials, vitamin C peels, and anti-aging treatments. Massage therapists ease physical and emotional tension with a slew of relaxing modalities, calling upon heated stones, aromatherapy oils, and deep-tissue techniques to relieve aches caused by skeletons trying to break loose of their human shells.
Nail Finiti's hand and foot specialists pamper clients' hardworking digits with beautifying nail treatments. Soften pavement pounders with a deluxe spa pedicure, which packs a soothing combination of exfoliation and massage together with a foot mask, paraffin wax, and cucumber heel-therapy and sea-salt treatments in addition to standard pedi-care, including cuticle and nail shaping and a coat of nail polish. To pair their keyboard tappers with newly revamped feet, clients also receive either a standard manicure or a Shellac application, which coats nails in a chip-resistant polish with zero dry time using special UV-lamp technology. A complimentary snack and beverage keeps the internal organs from getting jealous of the limb-coddling services and releasing all the stomach's butterflies back into the wild.