A melding of calming Eastern therapies and restorative Western technologies soothes bone sheaths at the warm, inviting Spa Mercer. Today's deal welcomes clients to one of the spa's rejuvenating one-hour body services. The Chinese body scrub opens your pores to a pair of miraculous cleansing mitts and thousands of years of exfoliation tradition (a $65 value). Relax and unwind as the expert scrubber sweeps away dead cells and cobwebs; meanwhile, marvel as the mitts' motivating motions stimulate your lymphatic system into body-detoxifying gymnastics, leaving the body feeling silky smooth and tender. Alternately, the rebalancing body wrap (a $69 value) merges massage and herbal oil therapy to expertly attack stress, jet lag, and general tension. Unlike zipping yourself up in a sleeping bag packed with melted Almond Joys, the process simultaneously hydrates and re-energizes the skin. Spa Mercer's friendly, welcoming atmosphere is accentuated by the hospitable certified aestheticians and body bufferers, who take the time to listen to your pores' needs and demo tapes. If further dermal repairs beckon your vessel, present your Groupon and the spa deckhands will happily take 15% off any of their massage services. Call to make your appointment.
Dulce Lash Lounge outfits eyes with 300 lash types that vary by material, thickness, curve, length, and color. During the noninvasive procedure, semipermanent extensions are attached to the client’s own lashes using safe surgical glue, yielding a voluminous look without the mess of mascara. Clients also can solicit Dulce’s other indulgent spa services, such as chemical peels and detoxifying body wraps. Additionally, the lounge's lash experts offer training—covering technique, safety, and hygiene, among other subjects—to those who are pursuing certification in eyelash-extension application.
Parlor Elan ensures its aestheticians are more than qualified by putting each of its employees through three months of rigorous training. By the time they hit the floor, Parlor Elan’s team knows how to use cutting-edge technology to spruce up appearances. They apply permanent makeup, embellish eyes with lash extensions, and darken hues with spray tans.
When he was 8, Eastside Primary Care & Wellness's founder, Erik Suh, journeyed from the sandy shores of Seoul, Korea, to the sandy deserts of Dallas, Texas, to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. Many years and a board-certified family physician degree later, Dr. Suh heads up a dedicated team that includes a trained aesthetician and naturopathic physician. Together, they focus on building personal relationships with every patient they see and healing ailments using a blend of Western and Eastern medicines.
Overactive allergies can be put at ease with the oral immunotherapy AllergyEasy, and an HCG diet and nutritional IVs help to naturally slenderize figures. Over in the office's med-spa area, guests enjoy skin-pampering Sciton laser treatments such as ThermaScan and MicroLaserPeel, which help to wipe the skin canvas clean of acne, unwanted hair, and sun spots forming imitations of Jackson Pollock paintings. Eastside's healers also plump fine lines with a range of dermal fillers, including Botox and Juvéderm, and they help clients to determine skincare regimens with such beauty brands as Vivité and Clinique Medical.
Back when it opened its first location, Crunch gym had no air conditioning or locker rooms, so staffers had to invent novel tactics to attract members, such as enlisting a live rapper to accompany hip-hop aerobics sessions. Bereft of fancy trimmings, the staff relied on imaginative classes that combined exercise with fun to build a base of loyal fandom and positive buzz. Their judgment-free attitudes and creativity eventually paid off, giving them enough steam to accrue new equipment, several franchise locations, and a reputation for turning boring workouts on their heads.
Today, Crunch locations have all the expected amenities. They boast brand-name machinery and certified trainers, as well as involvement with dotFIT, an online fitness and nutrition resource for members. They also host a range of group fitness classes, covering disciplines such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and TRX.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.