Along with his staff, medical director Dr. Steve Ahmed improves patients' confidence and appearance with nonsurgical treatments that address weight, aging, skin, and hair-removal concerns. The exfoliation of the center's microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels whisk away layers of dead skin cells to smooth facial lines, fade acne scarring, and minimize visible sun damage. Dermal fillers temporarily plump up deeper wrinkles with minimally invasive injections and no downtime. Patients looking to sculpt their silhouette can try out a custom-tailored weight-loss program, and those with diet- and exercise-resistant fat can explore options such as liposuction or cellulite reduction with the EndyMed Pro system, which smoothens out fat deposits and piles of puzzle pieces that cause cellulite until they lie perfectly flat beneath the skin.
Integrity Massage's licensed massage therapists relax bodies using one of five massages. During a classic swedish massage, a body soother untangles muscles using Scandinavian-style strokes, reducing pain and stiffness incurred by shipping yourself in a suitcase. Target buried muscles and connective tissue during a deep-tissue massage, jumpstart immune systems with a lymphatic-drainage massage, or relieve tension and muscle aches with either a sports or therapeutic massage. Integrity Massage tucks patrons into a tropical paradise populated by mock magnolias and aquamarine accents.
A team of licensed aestheticians and hair and nail designer help clients elevate their looks inside Carolina Skin Centre, which doubles as a day spa and salon. Two-hour spa packages refresh faces and eyes, while teeth whitening services ensure that mouths can still beam brightly. Skin care specialties such as chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasions with oxygen infusions keep visages looking smooth and youthful.
The Palms clarifies smoggy respiratory systems with its flavored oxygen-therapy services. Oxygen, which is taken in through the nose and into the two Mylar balloons that occupy the human chest cavity, can improve concentration and provide relief from headaches and nausea. Oxygen is available in a variety of flavors, including sugar cookie, coconut lemon, ocean mist, watermelon, and bravery. While reaping the benefits of a fully oxygenated bloodstream, patrons can browse the shop's collection of jewelry, clothes, and shoes (not covered by this Groupon).
The Secret Vineyard nourishes holistic health with indulgent vinotherapy scrubs and soothing spa treatments. Vinotherapy uses a grape-seed extract and refined mineral salts to blast the skin with 50 times more antioxidants than vitamin E, 20 times more than vitamin C, and 47 times more than extra-chunky peanut butter. But that's just one grape in the spa's plentiful bunch. Clients can solicit a swift body wax, a flattering haircut and coloring treatment, or request a session with a licensed massage therapist. Secret's bodywork is always tailored to the clients needs, whether it be a deep-tissue for chronic tension, relaxation-inducting Swedish strokes, or a couples session for actors and their beloved stunt doubles.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa 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.