Inside the Open Marketplace mall, Aqua Massage and More tucks visitors into cushioned capsules for quick, soothing sessions at the hands of 36 automated jets. Percussive blasts of warm H2O buffet bodies from ankle to shoulder with gentle physical contact that goes beyond the reach of two hands or a misappropriated rolling pin. A protective impermeable liner separates patients from the watery jets so they won't have to worry about disrobing or getting wet.
A steady stream of servers constantly moves from the kitchen of Grand Pacific Buffet kitchen to the buffet serving station, where they replenish trays of sesame chicken, pepper steak, crispy egg rolls, and other Chinese cuisine classics. Diners can also load plates with assorted sushi rolls or, on certain occasions, unlimited helpings of succulent snow crab legs. Giant koi fish swim in an indoor pond, adding to the restaurant's Asian-inspired decor.
Step inside Salon 1550 to be enveloped in a vivacious lime-green glow and showered with attentive service. The modern, upscale salon is dressed to the nines in cushy amenities, including cozy black salon chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and slick, solid flooring that never opens to a netherlake of shark-infested lava without at least two weeks notice. During your visit, one of the salon's skilled, professional wax-wielders will swiftly evict rogue whiskers from your upper lip ($16) and lower forehead ($16 for an eyebrow wax), leaving behind only the strands that complement your features and speak fluent French. With waxing, you avoid time-consuming tweezing and painful razor-related cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
The Den’s licensed massage therapists use their adroit digits to loosen muscles made rigid from stress, strain, or a century-long stint in a cryogenic freezer. Each one-hour Swedish massage is tailored to repair specific physical afflictions and induces a state of deep mental relaxation with deliberate synchronized strokes and occasional outbursts of "Bork." Lying supine amid comfortable accommodations, men, women, and snowmen let their accumulation of anxiety melt away until only serene carrot noses, charcoal smiles, and discomfort-free twig appendages are left behind. Massage's benefits on each patient's health include streamlined circulation, mass production of endorphins, and a more positive self-image.
Clients at Southern Rays take control of their skin shades by using customizable UV- and sunless-tanning systems. Beds and booths come in six levels of UV intensity (up to a $25 value/session) so that clients can gradually prepare for the day when humans migrate to the sun. The Mystic Tan HD system (a $30 value/session) applies spritzings of UV-free tanning solution in the privacy of an individual chamber, and airbrush tanning paints pelts in each client’s most suitable shade. Southern Rays’ knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions, provide tanning tips, and console useless sunbeams. Check the equipment page to see which services are offered at which locations.
Traci Workman is a licensed massage therapist with more than nine years of professional experience, and her relaxing treatments are especially beneficial to patients seeking therapeutic results through massage. Your customized one-hour Swedish treatment will feature the use of long, luxurious strokes of medium to light pressure that will lull you into a state of total relaxation, all while relieving stress, alleviating tension headaches, improving blood flow and joint flexibility, and erasing muscle tension and haunting memories of last-place drag-race finishes. Call ahead for an appointment.