At Edge of Paradise Day Spa, a team of licensed massage therapists and facial specialists work in concert to help clients look youthful and confident. Luxurious spa packages such as the Paradise include 60-minute Swedish massages, mani-pedis, and facials that leave clients feeling completely refreshed. The spa's licensed aestheticians can also efficiently wax away unwanted hairs or cover clients in detoxifying mud during inch-loss body wraps.
The glam experts at Beverly Hills Day Spa wield noncomedogenic Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics and Anakiri BioEnergetic skincare products during facial, waxing, nail, and body services. Nine facial treatments each tackle a separate skin condition, from a Natural Revelation peel-off mask that kidnaps impurities to a microdermabrasion procedure that repels fine lines and age spots. Teal walls wrap around the spa's lacquered manicure tables, where digits soak before donning new shades of polish, and two black pedicure thrones massage clients as they gaze upon the room's flat-screen TV or into the soul of the houseplant in the corner. Andean mineral mud hugs hides during the It's a Wrap body treatment, and skilled mitts manipulate pressure points in the feet and hands during the one-hour reflexology treatment.
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.
Clients purchasing the mini retreat spa package will fluff their muscles to a soufflé-soft consistency with a 30-minute Swedish massage and may choose between a 20-minute foot salt scrub and massage or a hydrating paraffin face mask. Heated tables and complimentary almond champagne accompany the romantic relief package, which gently lulls stress hormones to sleep and bludgeons them with a dose of positive energy.
From within Etheria Day Spa, nail technician Amanda Thompson performs seven types of mani-pedis tailored to men, women, and children. Each treatment includes a nail shaping, cuticle care, and a massage with lotions infused with essential oils. Afterward, nails are left buffed to perfection or topped with bright coats of polish. Clients can also opt for long-lasting gel polish, which keeps nails chip-free for up to two weeks.
Massage Works imbues backs with relaxing vibes during professionally delivered massage sessions. Using a rejuvenating concoction of HobaCare jojoba extract and Dermalogica aromatherapy oils, massage therapists knead deep into musculature, gliding hands over backs to work out tension and decipher pain signals with the agility of a polecat covered in butter. Staffers customize the strokes of any massage to each client, using modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports to tackle specific tension and pain, leaving patrons relaxed enough to forget that 16-year-olds can drive.
Niceville, Florida, goes Hollywood at The Cutting Room Salon & Spa. Beauty specialists work together to make each guest look and feel like a celebrity, performing pampering salon and spa services. Beauty offerings include everything from haircare and nailcare to relaxing massages and facials.