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, such as 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.
Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa’s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes, warm stones, or liquid-hot magma, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of available sessions can seem overwhelming at first, the spa’s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients’ individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile—required of first-time visitors—assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. An online Health Resource Center similarly typifies their uncommon dedication to individual care with its trove of helpful health and lifestyle tips with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.
Flourish's relaxation experts blend Eastern and Western outlooks to help clients to "find beauty through wellness," as stated in the company philosophy. To this end, massage therapists and aestheticians make health paramount. Prior to administering any service, clients and practitioners sit down for a conversation that touches on medical history, current ailments, and run-ins with sidewalk cracks. Health professionals then proceed to administer treatments such as facials, massages, and waxes. During the ion cleanse, clients submerge their feet in a bath that draws out toxins and purifies the body through the electrolysis of the water. Body wraps also work to flush unwanted substances, leaving the body feeling lighter and more able to slither around turnstiles.
Helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Jenkins, Angelic Skin Clinic's team of licensed and certified nurses, medical aestheticians, and massage therapists take a customized approach to refining their clients' bodies. Whether it's a facial, a UV-free spray tan, or a Botox injection, the professionals take time to examine their clients' needs and embarrassing baby pictures before determining a plan of attack. The office also houses an arsenal of laser technology to help remove hair and stamp out surface imperfections with swift, noninvasive techniques.