At 8 feet long and 5 feet wide, the spacious i-sopod float tanks at Escape Your Body Float Center give clients plenty of room to stretch out during sessions. This extra space goes a long way toward simulating the feeling of floating in free space—a feeling assisted by total quiet and buoyant salt water that's warmed to the temperature of the skin. The deep relaxation of floating has been shown to help with injury recovery, reduced stress, and increased energy.
When Dr. Kevin McAlpin treats his patients’ aches, he searches for the cause of discomfort, so as to prevent any future pain. He puts spines back in order with manual adjustments and massage sessions and uses corrective exercise to help realign the skeletal system and surrounding muscles. Other preventative measures include lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, and a reel of bubble wrap to encase your body.
Serenity Day Spa's staff pampers bodies, nurtures skin, and promotes relaxation with a variety of spa services. Licensed by the state of Texas and each independent contractors, massage therapists tailor massages to individual needs, adding firmer pressure to oust muscle soreness or rhythmic taps to get "Copacabana" unstuck from clients' heads. Along with massage, aesthetic specialists inspire a matching outer calm with facials, nailcare, and waxing.
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.
At Mr. Tom’s Hair Salon and Day Spa, licensed massage therapist Yanti Mohhan works alongside a large team of aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists. A private nail room gives fingers a quiet place to relax during manicures, and an elegant dining room hosts spa parties and rarefied food fights.
The smoothness sorcerers at DermaSmooth charm testy skeleton suits into silky submission with an array of skin-centric treatments. Those who opt for the Aluma skin-tightening treatment go back in time to reverse epidermal creases while sidestepping reality-altering paradoxes by bathing mugs with a heated punch of radio-frequency energy. Skin is gently drawn into the tip of a hand piece, inside of which radio-frequency wave pulses coerce the desired areas into producing a well of plumping collagen with promises of shea butter and lower skin taxes. After the treatments, faces can look noticeably rejuvenated, and, with little downtime after doses, clients can go right back to careers of eye-patch and scuba-mask modeling. Today's deal is good for 300 pulses, generally enough for four treatments depending on the area treated, although it may take up to six treatments to see complete results.
A sea of disembodied index fingers each curl downward on a board. Glittery metallic shades, neon shapes, and pink flowers cover their nails. This display is not an avant-garde sculpture, but a nail board that Om Threading, Nails and Spa uses to showcase the creative designs perfected by their nail technicians.
Pedicurists trim, file, and paint toes beneath a pool of lamplight. Their clients recline in ivory-colored pedi thrones as manicurists apply acrylic tips, CND Shellac, and intricate nail designs atop wooden tables. Across the salon, hairstylists chitchat while transforming 'dos with permanent hair-straightening treatments and extensions, which can be glued, sewn, or fused in. Threading—the ancient art of removing individual hairs with a cotton thread—is a specialty of Om's aestheticians, who also perform traditional waxing services and seven different facials to complement every skin type from acne-prone to transparent.