The skin-shading specialists at Pacific Beach bestow bodies with smooth bronze hues in VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. A tanning consultant greets newcomers by shepherding patrons to the booth and demonstrating the correct four positions to optimize spray application and mock the sun like a heckling astronaut. As tanners stand in the heated booth, a nozzle spray coats the body with one of three shades of pulchritudinous hues, adding instant color that develops further within 4–6 hours. The sun-smooched look generally lasts from 7–10 days, about the amount of time it takes to cultivate a magic bean. Though it is not included in this Groupon, an amplifier helps balance out the skin's PH level ($5 packet) and moisturizing mist ($3) may seal in the skin-brightening effect.
The aestheticians at Il Bellezza Place buff surface tissue and hydrate underlying skin to diminish signs of aging or skin ailments. The basic facial's deep-cleansing process absorbs excess oil, moisturizes dry areas, and carts off sebum or pyrite deposits. Alternatively, the enzyme facial's more aggressive products penetrate the upper layer of skin, removing lifeless tissue and unveiling vibrant skin. After a single 15-minute treatment, patrons may notice a concurrent rise in elasticity and drop in visible blemishes, though multiple treatments yield best results. Aestheticians administer the microdermabrasion treatment with a mechanized wand that sloughs off dead cells to help to stimulate collagen production. As the device roams across cheeks and foreheads, it vacuums up particles and restores faces to their factory-issued settings.
Around the spiral staircase inside Great Day Massage, subdued decor and soft music relax patrons as licensed staff members perform massages, facials, and manicures. Clients who want the works can fly solo with a spa package, or host their own spa parties with custom treatments, catered meals, and mandatory terry-cloth gowns.
Lydia Forshee has the key to a healthy, youthful complexion. As the owner and operator of Lydia Skincare Spa, she helps clients balance their skin's oil and moisture levels to achieve radiant skin. Along with her custom facials, such as vitamin-C and oxygen-infused facials, she pampers clients with full-body treatments that include a dry-brushed organic sugar scrub and moisturizer. Face and body waxing are also available.
After more than 13 years in the massage business, Marta Vishy closed her practice to focus on being a mother to her newborn son. Now her decade-long hiatus has ended, and Marta has returned with a new wealth of life experience to draw from. In the comfort of a cozy room, guests can seek her expertise for flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation or request deep-tissue pressure or trigger-point therapy to relieve lower-layer aches.
Whether performing a Swedish massage or energy work, licensed massage therapist Mary Glimpse customizes every treatment to suit the client. No two massages at Healing Touch Massage and Wellness are exactly alike—Glimpse may supplement a Swedish massage with a stroke from her deep-tissue repertoire, or she might simply sprinkle the back muscles with a touch of paprika.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.