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.
The aestheticians at Southern Tan and Wrap boost confidence with beauty-enhancing services such as airbrush tanning, facials, and microdermabrasion. They also employ the latest in scientific advances, such as infrared body wraps that contour physiques by burning up to 1,800 calories in 50-minute sessions while detoxifying, reducing cellulite, and rejuvenating the skin.
Being fair-skinned, Jennifer Cook learned the hard way about how her skin would react to the UVA and UVB rays of a tanning bed. After one bad experience, she struck out on a quest to discover the best sunless tanning sprays and lotions—ones that would leave skin bronzed and streak-free. After much trial and error, she discovered Bronze Body Products. She was so satisfied with the results that she decided to take her enthusiasm to the next level. Already certified as an airbrush technician, Cook opened up her own shop, Love My Tan. There, she now focuses exclusively on sunless tanning, misting her clients with the organic, paraben-free solution that develops into a deep, even tan.
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 friendly staff at Luciana’s Massage & Spa Therapies offers a variety of customizable treatments to soothe weary soul sacks. Refresh your frontispiece with an express facial, designed to rebalance your epidermis. The quick treatment begins with a skin analysis to determine your dermal desires, followed by deep cleanse, exfoliation, mask therapy, and restorative herbal-steam treatment to rejuvenate and replenish your outer peel. Muscle maladies are eradicated during the sweet-smelling, 30-minute hot-stone massage. As you relax in a comfortable, private suite, Luciana’s knowledgeable knot-kneaders target subterranean stress, chronic aches and pains, and deep-seated fears of giraffes with a personalized massage. Hot stones help relax muscles and tissue, alleviate stress, eliminate toxins, relieve pain, and improve circulation. Soothing aromas, tranquil sounds, and the glow of candles create a serene atmosphere for your visage or bone box mollycoddling.
Dr. Laci Theunissen of Dermatology at Bocage restores epidermal order to misbehaving faces with skin-salvaging Botox injections. Dr. Theunissen introduces the smoothing serum to facial areas etched by Father Time, slowing down hyperactive muscles and blocking nerve impulses. Results take up to 30 days to fully appear on the visage and injections may banish fine lines to a far-off land for up to four months. The non-surgical treatment requires little to no downtime, freeing patients to return to normal activities such as eating rainbow sherbet and grinding frozen rainbows into rainbow sherbet.