The stresses of everyday life dissipate at the hands of Desert Palms Alternative Health’s licensed massage therapists, who relieve tension and aches within the confines of an all-purpose health spa. Led by massage therapist, alternative healer, and Canadian expat James R. Davis, the team culls techniques from a wide range of modalities—from the long, flowing strokes of Swedish to the penetrating warmth of hot-stone massage. Their breadth of knowledge allows them to cultivate massages that treat patients as individuals and even accommodate special conditions such as pregnancy.
The alternative healing center’s customized spa services don’t end with massages. Within the serene confines of a private treatment room, licensed aesthetician Samantha rejuvenates skin with AgeSmart back treatments and natural facials that take advantage of clay’s sibling rivalry with dirt. When she isn’t exfoliating faces and backs, Samantha spreads warm wax across the body to swiftly and gently remove unwanted hair.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays—the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Advanced Skin Solutions is about much more than pampering. I create personalized skin and body care programs that will substantially improve your appearance, skin texture and feeling of well being. Because you deserve the best, my products are the finest quality with cutting edge ingredients that combine science and nature.
Three accomplished naturopathic doctors lead the team at Human Reconstruction, combining their knowledge of both conventional and alternative medicine to treat their patients. This multidisciplinary approach has enabled them to create a diverse palette of individualized medical services, including natural face-lifts that use the patient's blood to ease wrinkles and infertility treatments. Dr. Heather Wdowin-Weitman pairs her extensive education with her personal experience in sports medicine—she's circumnavigated the globe with only a backpack and a tiny animal guide, sailed the Nile, and hiked the Grand Canyon on nine occasions, and her current clients include active athletes in the NFL and UFC.
Virtually every aspect of Salon D’Elegance's decor demonstrates the elegance after which the salon is named. Burnt-umber and soft-yellow walls impart an artistic, homey comfort with various flower paintings. A chandelier hangs from an inverted bowl in the ceiling, rimmed with a circle of lights, and natural light filters in through tied drapes. Even time is elegant at Salon D'Elegance: ornate clocks tick away the moments—and a wise old man wears a tux while staring at the sun and periodically saying what time he thinks it could be—as the staff pampers clients during salon services. Throughout each facial, spa pedicure, and hair-coloring service, the team pours on professional salon products, such as Dermalogica, OPI polish, and alcohol-free Pureology.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.