Raw honey, cucumber, and vitamin C might sound like the ingredients of a refreshing summer cocktail, and at Namaste Day Spa, that cocktail will be splashed on your face. These are just some of the ingredients of the desert facial, a treatment that aims to hydrate skin and combat sun damage. Other services have similarly delicious elements, such as the Ultimate Manicure with a cream massage, or the Ultimate Namaste Pedicure with a peppermint foot mask, which can soften soles more effectively than a pair of sandpaper sandals.
Despite all the edible ingredients, the spa hardly resembles a restaurant. Filled with decorative plants and bright white walls, it's more likely to bring to mind a tranquil beach oasis. Here, every pedicure takes place on a private couch heaped with colorful pillows. In other rooms, aestheticians customize procedures to different skin types and wax away unwanted body hair as massage therapists unknot muscles with a combination of Swedish kneads, guided stretching, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Throughout every service, the calming environment and decor conspire to put guests fully at ease.
Medical director and Harvard-trained psychiatrist Dr. Ralph S. Ryback helms a well-rounded wellness staff that includes chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists. At The Medical Centre of Lehigh Acres, these professionals perform services that range from annual physicals and chiropractic care to massage therapy, body treatments, and skincare services. As experts in their fields, the healthcare specialists have made rounds on various media outlets, dispensing wisdom on wellness and healthy living. In the MediSpa portion of the practice—reserved for skincare and body treatments—water gently trickles from four fountains as relaxing music flows in and out of ear canals on south-southeastern trade winds.:m]]
At All About Tranquility Day Spa, the technicians interpret "the star treatment" literally, often painting finger- and toenails in shimmery glitter. Phalanges sparkle in clients' chosen colors, or, when holidays roll around, in thematic designs, such as pumpkin faces for Halloween and patriotic hues for the Fourth of July. Additionally, the staff can beautify natural nails or adhere vibrant acrylics during these mani-pedi sessions.
The full-service spa also pampers guests with soothing massages, body scrubs, and facials. Their body wraps cocoon physiques in tightly wound material designed to firm up the skin, and waxing appointments clear away unwanted hair more gently than running a dust buster down your leg.
Rene and Natalie of Solstice Studio execute cuts, color services, and keratin treatments using professional-quality haircare products. To imbue dos with rich hues, they use Ian Zachary color, and to de-frizz tresses and leave them shiny and strong, they apply La Brasiliana keratin treatments. They also use the plant-extract-infused products of Smart Solutions by Dennis Bernard to protect hair and infuse it with antioxidants.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
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 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.