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. Traditional tanning booths and beds are available, and the Mystic spray tan provides an instant and evenly applied glow. 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 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.
At the Healing Place, Dr. Greg White and his staff utilize the entire chiropractic spectrum to help individuals achieve their wellness goals. Using drugless, natural, noninvasive health care, Dr. White works to fix subluxations of the spine, which can cause chronic pain, headaches, allergies, and other maladies. He can also use decompression therapy to help relieve pressure around disks and nerves, resulting in relief from sciatica, leg pain, and spinal stenosis. Additionally, nutritional response testing allows him to root out the cause of ill health and work to correct it via proper nutrition and dieting.
Lansdale Massage Therapy and Wellness provides hours of relaxation by combining some of their most popular services into elaborate packages. A milk-and-honey exfoliating wrap joins a Swedish massage and herbal skin treatment in one package, and another unites an organic foot-reflexology session with an organic facial. The wellness center even has a certified health coach on staff to guide clients toward better eating habits and improved relationships with their friends, family members, and that one referee who keeps making lousy calls.
Ultrabeauty Day Spa’s 16 treatment rooms are not the only places onsite where clients can unwind. The spa also boasts a sauna, steam room, and Vichy table shower, all of which are cued up and waiting to deliver warmth and relaxation. Luxurious packages combine these amenities with services such as facials, massages, and mani-pedis and can be designed with one or more guests in mind. Couples have been known to plan romantic afternoons here together, and bridal parties are welcome to come and loosen their bouquet-catching muscles.
For years, the doctors and weight-loss experts at South Jersey Health and Body have aided clients looking to shed weight and adopt healthier lifestyles. The team provides one-on-one attention while devising custom weight-loss plans that incorporate a range of techniques, from behavioral modification to nutritional counseling. First, patients enter their diet and sleeping habits into software that processes the information. A staffer then explains the results and tailors a program to suit their individual health goals. Throughout the process, the clinic encourages patients to stay on course with weekly accountability checks and quarterly report cards mailed to their mothers.
The health experts at Five Star Wellness aim to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance through a variety of holistic-minded treatments ranging from organic facials to ear candling. Colon hydrotherapy is an office specialty, and all therapists hold certification through the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act). Utilizing FDA-approved equipment, the process sends filtered, temperature-controlled water through the large intestine, where it breaks down and flushes away any accumulation of waste or swallowed pride to improve immune- and digestive-system function. An alternate method of detoxification, ionic detox footbaths use positively charged ions to draw negatively charged toxins out through the feet, helping clear the system of heavy metals, cellular debris, and other substances often blamed for throwing the body out of balance.