The staff at Delray Tan Company & Spa keeps bodies bronzed with an array of tanning services. Their traditional UV beds range from Levels 1 to 5, aiding everyone from casual tanners to the most devoted color seekers in their quest for the perfect tan. The HD Mystic tanning booth use automated technology to spritz self-tanning formula on bodies from head to toe in five different colors to fit skin types. The shop's Fantasy airbrush tans, meanwhile, rely on a trained technician to apply an even glow that accentuates the client's best features and lasts 7–10 days.
Owner and experienced massage therapist Michael Church organizes his business around the belief that the difference between giving a good massage and a great massage is “asking the right questions and customizing [the massage] to the customer’s needs.” His therapists begin each new-client relationship with a review of the client’s grievances, lifestyle habits, and professional wrestling history, and then they check in with their patients throughout each treatment to better understand where to focus pressure.
Each massage style is priced the same, freeing people to mix and match modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger point within single sessions. The therapists also add hot stones to massages, and the team plans to grow its repertoire of treatments that utilize healing laser and light therapies.
Upon arrival at the cozy studio, which resembles a living room with antique furniture and a painting that represents the four elements, patrons can snack on a complimentary chocolate or mints from the front desk. Soothing instrumental music is piped throughout the space, although patrons can control the volume from their individual rooms.
A visit to Tranquility Massage & Wellness Centre, Inc. holds the promise of vastly different experiences, but each treatment works toward healing. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massages soothe aches and pains; reflexology and chakra-aligning help restore inner peace; and hypnotherapy focuses on mending the psyche, from aiding weight-loss endeavors to helping the subconscious recall past life events.
The Beauty Spot’s European-trained aestheticians refresh faces with a bevy of beautifying treatments, ensuring customers look exponentially more radiant during sidewalk strolls and smiling glances. A 60-minute European facial ($90 value) infuses an array of rejuvenating agents deep into pores to empty pockets of dirt. A restoring exfoliation pulls back a curtain of dulled dermis to reveal a fresh new face, while an extraction shoos away blackheads, whiteheads, and Deadheads jamming beneath the skin. The facial then ends with a massage. The 30-minute microdermabrasion ($90 value) bids further farewell to dull, dying skin with a noninvasive resurfacing treatment that reduces large pores and diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and remnants from face-first interstellar trips through asteroid belts. Treatments also help diminish hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and age spots.
Like a Swiss Army knife made out of Legos, Maria Elena Gegunde is many things in one. She holds licenses in aesthetics and massage therapy, certifications in aerobics and personal training, and a degree in physical therapy. Inside Shanti Om Spa’s soothing atmosphere, she and her hand-picked staff draw from their skills during massages that incorporate aromatherapy oils and coconut body scrubs to exfoliate the skin while working over muscles. Other services include facials, butt lifts, lipo laser, and holistic massages.
The therapists and aestheticians at European Therapeutics perform their treatments in a private suite, but they aim to make the space feel worlds away from the stressors of everyday life. They soothe achy muscles with rhythmic massages and simultaneously nourish and cleanse skin with european facials. They pair their relaxing services with ones that, while more beauty-centric, still take place in a serene environment: waxing, nailcare, and hairstyling.