The Palms clarifies smoggy respiratory systems with its flavored oxygen-therapy services. Oxygen, which is taken in through the nose and into the two Mylar balloons that occupy the human chest cavity, can improve concentration and provide relief from headaches and nausea. Oxygen is available in a variety of flavors, including sugar cookie, coconut lemon, ocean mist, watermelon, and bravery. While reaping the benefits of a fully oxygenated bloodstream, patrons can browse the shop's collection of jewelry, clothes, and shoes (not covered by this Groupon).
Stylist and aesthetician Ashley Hunt has carved out a corner for herself inside An Exclusive Salon by Tammy where she treats her clients to a menu of refreshing facials and salon services. Her skilled shears descend on overgrown locks and reshape them into chic looks for men, women, and children, and shellac manicures pamper and protect nails with durable shellac polish. Alternatively, bodies can prepare to bare themselves with waxing services and spray-tanning sessions.
Integrity Massage's licensed massage therapists relax bodies using one of five massages. During a classic swedish massage, a body soother untangles muscles using Scandinavian-style strokes, reducing pain and stiffness incurred by shipping yourself in a suitcase. Target buried muscles and connective tissue during a deep-tissue massage, jumpstart immune systems with a lymphatic-drainage massage, or relieve tension and muscle aches with either a sports or therapeutic massage. Integrity Massage tucks patrons into a tropical paradise populated by mock magnolias and aquamarine accents.
A team of licensed aestheticians and hair and nail designer help clients elevate their looks inside Carolina Skin Centre, which doubles as a day spa and salon. Two-hour spa packages refresh faces and eyes, while teeth whitening services ensure that mouths can still beam brightly. Skin care specialties such as chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasions with oxygen infusions keep visages looking smooth and youthful.
In winter, the sun spends days hidden behind gray clouds, but clients of Always Tan & Skin Care stay glowing and bronzed. Voted Best Tanning Salon by viewers of NewsChannel 11 and users of KCBD and continually placed at the top in the Best of Lubbock awards by readers of Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the spacious tanning center is home to five levels of tanning beds. These powerful sunlight simulators hum within private rooms while elsewhere in the salon VersaSpa booths spray bodies with custom, sunless DHA formulas to create a natural-looking, moisturizing tan. In addition to shade alterations, Always Tan offers beautifying services such as teeth whitening and reinvigorating red-light facials.
Before their sessions, guests relax in the salon's elegant lobby, where a glimmering chandelier illuminates cushy chairs and pillows. Spread across the walls, shelves hold a rainbow of colorfully packaged lotions and skincare products so patrons can keep up their skincare routines at home.
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.