The staffers at Solar Planet do more than lavish visitors with meticulously clean salons, indulgent extras, and the power to don a sun-kissed glow in less than 20 minutes. Each employee is Smart Tan certified, meaning they possess the training to design personalized tanning schedules for clients seeking an instant or lasting glow. The specialists also know every detail of Solar Planet’s fleet of tanning beds, which range from traditional beds to standup capsules, the style most conducive to tanning lawn flamingos. At some locations, custom airbrush tanning sessions enlist the help of a certified airbrush artist who highlights the body’s features with strategic strokes in a custom bronzing hue. Over its 25 years in business, Solar Planet has also added sunless tanning booths, a stock of buyable bronzing lotions, and far-infrared massage capsules, which simultaneously massage muscles and inject them with therapeutic heat like a nap in an automatic bread maker.
Whether its lower-back aches, chronic headaches, or carpal-tunnel syndrome, pain often stems from the spine. That’s where Doctor of Chiropractic Dominick Mirando steps in. After a consultation, he may draw upon any number of chiropractic techniques to relieve pain, including applied kinesiology, precise Gonstead adjustments, or the computerized Pierce Results System, which analyzes spinal motion to detect pain, instead of covering the entire body in Snoopy band-aids. If an adjustment is unnecessary, Dr. Mirando may refer clients to one of his two massage therapists, who can dissipate tension and stress with deep-tissue and Swedish massages or active-release therapy.