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, such as 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.
Modeled after traditional Korean spas, King Spa and Sauna houses nine distinct therapy rooms, each of which specializes in treating a different form of ailment or anxiety. The Charcoal room lines its walls with antibacterial briquettes, which can alleviate conditions such as eczema and undercooked pork sausage. The domed sauna in the Fire Sudatorium encircles entrants in the room's dry-heat and oak-tree aromatherapy, whereas the low temperature of the Ice room encourages blood flow to the chilled parts of the body. In the heated Base Rock room, slabs of siraka stone deploy infrared rays into prostrate patrons, inciting increased circulation and lymphatic drainage during a process that, like most mixed-martial-arts careers, typically doesn't last longer than two 15-minute sessions.
As its name suggests, Facelogic Spa prioritizes the primping of the face. Its aestheticians perform more than a dozen facials, including services that use only organic products and treatments tailored to acne, aging, and other common concerns. Their more intensive skincare treatments include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. Every option is tailored to individual skin type and uses premium products, such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Image Skin Care. The spa also offers a variety of relaxation and beautifying treatments, from massage therapy to airbrush tanning or waxing.
At Davisson Clinic, Dr. Harvey Davisson and counselor Lisa Davisson plumb the depths of the subconscious during psychological counseling and hypnosis sessions. Each practitioner boasts a separate specialization; Harvey focuses on mitigating the effects of ADD and ADHD, and Lisa spends her time helping kids and adolescents cope with death and divorce. Their hypnosis sessions help patients focus on common goals, such as weight loss (for those looking to shed a few pounds) or smoking cessation (for those who are addicted to making their own barbecue). When it comes to weight loss, treatments don't end with counseling sessions; the clinic actually offers a holistic plan that incorporates hypnosis, personal training, and supplements.
A licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and clinical hypnotherapist for 35 years, Dr. Harvey G. Davisson puts each component of his education to good use at Diet by Design. His weight-loss programs spur patients toward their fitness goals with unique blends of appetite suppressants, low-calorie diets, and even hypnosis. The prescription HCG system pairs injections of a fat-torching hormone with a special diet calibrated to rapidly shed pounds. The metabolizer program augments suppressants with an analysis of the root cause of weight gain. Through psychological counseling and hypnotherapy, Dr. Davisson helps patients reshape bad habits, such as eating after the fridge has gone to sleep for the night.
The doctors at Skin Body Soul are constantly upgrading their cosmetic technology, improving the tools and serums they use to help clients look and feel their most stunning. At locations in Des Moines, Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle, treatments help whiten teeth, make complexions brighter, and glue stylish hats permanently onto heads. When it comes to rejuvenating bodies from the neck down, the spa has you covered with machines, saunas, and even medications designed to shrink fat cells. With a little guidance during pre-treatment consultations, clients boost their own self-confidence with services physicians hand-pick and customize to suit individual goals.