Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials, as well as Planet Beach's signature take on tantastic UV therapy. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Advanced spa services, such as hydro-derma fusion, sauna time, hydro massage ($40 per session), and luminous facials ($40 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
A member of the American Chiropractic Association, Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Blackburn leads a team of licensed massage therapists and bodywork specialists within a full-service chiropractic clinic. Along with spinally minded stretching exercises, the clinic offers a variety of services, from relaxing massage therapy to corrective rehabilitation, to soothe injuries and reawaken sleeping pinky toes.
Focusing on balance and wellness for the entire body, Crystal Otter pampers weary soul sacks with a variety of personalized treatments in a tranquil atmosphere . The highly trained and attentive staff of knot kneaders utilizes a variety of massage techniques to eradicate persistent aches and alleviate tension. Target subterranean stress with a deep tissue massage, or tap the tranquility of the most easygoing rivulets through the flowing, soothing movements of the Swedish massage. Meanwhile, the seated chair session hones in on treating the upper body, and each myofascial release massage applies soft tissue therapy techniques after issuing hard tissue a polite cease and desist order. Sports massages provide preparation and relief before and after physical activities; alternately, gift your muscles with the hot stone massage to tame tension and melt away stress with the stimulating aid of warm, smooth geodes. Expectant mothers can request the rejuvenating prenatal massage to increase circulation, loosen tight muscles, and ease the pain of in-utero karate kicks.
American Therapeutic Massage’s licensed massage therapist, Ian McIntosh, wields a full arsenal of tension-taming techniques from deep-tissue massage to alternative therapies such as cupping, which places small, warm glass bowls on the clients' backs to remind their deltoids to do the dishes. In a simply decorated studio bathed in soft, warm light, his talented fingertips poke and prod clients' muscles, pausing here and there to deliver one-on-one attention to a neck in knots or whisper sweet nothings to stressed-out latissimus dorsi. Muscles emerge from treatment refreshed, relaxed, and better able to deal with everyday stresses, such as lifting 50-gallon tubs of margarine.
A full-service beautifying haven, Artistic Hair and Nail Salon provides customized services to upgrade unkempt customers. A basic hair cleansing and cut freshens dull strands ($35 and up for women, $15 and up for men) while the exfoliation and restorative treatment turns unhealthy hair into much healthier fettuccine alfredo ($20 and up). Trained in Schwarzkopf Professional Color, the experienced staff can retouch head rugs ($50) or add full highlights to hue-lacking locks ($70 and up). Manicures ($8 and up) and basic pedicures ($10 and up) help manage a whole family's stubborn cuticles, and the children's waiting room—which is stocked with video games and movies—gives unripened adults a place to live while their parents are busy updating their appearances.