Though Planet Beach Contempo Spa employs two spa consultants, neither lifts a finger to perform any treatments. That?s because all of the spa?s services?massage, teeth whitening, tanning, skincare, and even weight management?are taken care of by a fleet of automated booths and capsules. Clients slip into the calorie-burning SlimCapsule or the bronzing Mystic spray-tanning booth in complete privacy, and many of the machines feature voice instructions to guide them through each treatment.
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. 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.
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.
The staffers at Veda Health focus on nonsurgical treatments that tighten skin and help bodies shed pounds. To that end, they use LPG's Cellu Lipomassage to target loose, sagging skin and leave it as tight as the shoelaces that attach Italy to Europe. Focusing on internal health, wellness experts use colon hydrotherapy to restore body plumbing to normal operating conditions. Sauna blankets aim to use thermal energies to speed up weight loss and ease muscle aches.
The massage therapists at Orthopedic Medical Massage gear their massages toward helping clients overcome pain—but that doesn't mean they're not also concerned with relaxation. Clients unwind in private treatment rooms while therapists apply light oil or lotion that smooths the delivery of rhythmic kneads and firm pressure. The practitioners always start sessions with a consultation, combing over medical history and outlining specific goals for the massage.
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.