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 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.
Inside Soothing Beauty's tranquil studio, facials, scrubs, and body wraps combine to beautify skin and promote relaxation. In the spa's waiting room, pink and brown furnishings dress in rich fabric between dark wood tables. Treatment areas harbor plush beds topped with soft blankets and maroon pillows, illuminated from above by faux candles emitting theoretical photons. The aestheticians stationed within these private treatment rooms wax away unwanted hair, promote healing with hot-stone foot reflexology, and reduce puffiness around the eyes with soothing cucumber treatments.:m]]
The beauty experts at Body FX rely on non-invasive technology to help clients perfect their bodies without having to go under the knife. Nonsurgical lipo treatments use ultrasonic cavitation to rupture fat cells, producing the slimming effects of liposuction without actually removing any tissue. Infrared body wraps work along the same lines, shrinking fat cells with radiating waves of warmth. In addition to these treatments, clients can brighten their grins with self-administered teeth-whitening treatments or prepare their skin for amicable separations from razors and tweezers via full-body waxing treatments. Eyelash-extension services add length and volume to existing lashes with extensions applied individually and bonded with medical-grade adhesives. Other facial services include custom facials, modified for skin type and needs, and purifying deep-cleansing facials, which exfoliate, deep clean, and calm oily, blemish-prone skin.
Shape Women's Fitness' staff caters to every aspect of women's health, from the physical to the mental. Along with an array of fitness classes––ranging from kickboxing to yoga––they stock their workout floor with Italian–made Technogym equipment. In addition to exercise services, they provide their members with massages, an infrared sauna, and a pool that's heated to ensure comfort and discourage using it to fill water bottles. On-staff certified personal trainers help members of the women-only gym get the most out of their work-outs and guide them through proper nutrition.
At Metropolitan Laser Institute, highly trained technicians elicit the healing power of laser technology during innovative cosmetic treatments to deliver aesthetically pleasing results. Patients hoping to enhance external surfaces can opt for any number of laser-led procedures, from restorative photofacials and wrinkle reduction to vein therapy and tattoo removal. The institute's specialists are also equipped to administer Botox injections and teeth-whitening treatments. A comfortable, professional atmosphere accompanies each visit, enabling patients to relax without having to store favorite comfort foods in their cheeks.
For more than 10 years, Beauty Worx Med Spa’s staff has put their clients first—pampering them with services tailored specifically for each and every one of them. The welcoming boutique-style spa invites guests to enjoy a range of beautifying services, performed by a crack team of aestheticians and a massage therapist, who first consult with each guest to suss out their personal preferences. To help clients relax, massage therapists relieve tension with the soothing kneads of Swedish massage. They back their expert services with industry-respected products including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and PCA Skin products.