Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
By becoming the first female in Ohio to complete a three-year fellowship in major reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Molly Judge took the first steps toward the distinguished podiatric career she pursues today. Dr. Judge holds the Wally Wiseman Award for Surgical Excellence, which she earned by designing personalized care for patients with sports injuries, toe pain, and diabetic foot infections and for clowns with inadequately comical shoe sizes. Dr. Judge regularly publishes articles regarding podiatry, with 20 already in circulation, and she serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and as a columnist for Healthy Living News, a northwest Ohio circular.
The aestheticians at Beauty and Rejuvenation Essentials use intense pulsed light technology to eliminate unwanted hair and reduce the appearance of epidermal irregularities such as brown spots and rosacea. During their specialty treatments, professional staffers pass focused light from Xenon flash lamps over areas plagued by follicles or discoloration, such as the legs, back, and fourth and fifth tentacle. Clients can also address skin issues through photon-free exfoliation services such as crystal-equipped microdermabrasion and vitamin-enriched silk peels.
For more than a decade, The Kneaded Touch’s massage mavens have reduced pain, increased energy, and ameliorated anxiety with deft touches and expert techniques. Nestle into one of the studio's comfy beds for an hour-long Swedish massage, during which time stress will be scolded while muscles are tenderized by wise hands guided by topographical maps of Scandinavia. The facility’s clean, inviting rooms are stocked with plants and candles, making for a superbly serene atmosphere in which daily troubles dissolve.
The Comfort Zone Salon and Spa’s certified massage therapists knead tense frames during 30- and 60-minute therapeutic massages. Massage therapists combine deep-tissue pressure with soothing, relaxing movements in a good-cop, bad-cop routine that coaxes stress out of stubborn, stiff muscles. After a therapeutic massage, patrons will feel muscle tension and chronic pain flee from their bodies, allowing them to give pet grizzly bears piggyback rides with the greatest of ease.
Open until 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, TanQuest Sun Spas can bronze bodies after sunset with Mystic Tan spray booths and UV-emitting capsules from Ergoline and Soltron. Warm air flows through the Mystic HD booth as its automatic airbrushes spritz bronzer that lasts up to one week. UV beds cradle limbs on Bodyform rests and pipe in tunes via on-board sound systems, and upright UV booths are modeled after the one the sun sets up to sell its golden kisses. To heighten the effect of a tan, the staff lightens teeth to a brilliant shade of white and collects limited-edition Designer Skin lotions and Swedish Beauty accelerators in their boutique.