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 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 Metropolitan Laser Institute, highly trained technicians elicit the healing power of laser technology during innovative cosmetic treatments to deliver aesthetically pleasing results. Patients hoping to enhance external surfaces can opt for any number of laser-led procedures, from restorative photofacials and wrinkle reduction to vein therapy and tattoo removal. The institute's specialists are also equipped to administer Botox injections and teeth-whitening treatments. A comfortable, professional atmosphere accompanies each visit, enabling patients to relax without having to store favorite comfort foods in their cheeks.
A medical weight-loss clinic, A New You Health and Wellness helps patients achieve a healthy weight and improve their overall well-being. To do this, the team, led by an experienced diet doctor, takes a holistic approach to weight loss that focuses on changes in behavior and activity levels along with diets. Their comprehensive, custom weight-loss programs combine one-on-one coaching with B12 injections, and offer tips to boost daily activity.
Inside Soothing Beauty's tranquil studio, facials, scrubs, and body wraps combine to beautify skin and promote relaxation. In the spa's waiting room, pink and brown furnishings dress in rich fabric between dark wood tables. Treatment areas harbor plush beds topped with soft blankets and maroon pillows, illuminated from above by faux candles emitting theoretical photons. The aestheticians stationed within these private treatment rooms wax away unwanted hair, promote healing with hot-stone foot reflexology, and reduce puffiness around the eyes with soothing cucumber treatments.:m]]
At Shea Essence Day Spa, the noise and stress of the outside world melt into the spa's signature organic shea butter. The product exemplifies the business' core belief: that beauty and wellness go hand-in-exfoliated-hand. Aestheticians use the body product during treatments such as the Herbs and Organic Shea Butter Deluxe Manicure or the Back Facial Treatment. During both, the shea butter exfoliates and moisturizes skin, rendering it healthier and more youthful looking.
Other treatments eschew the shea butter for hydrating creams, mud body wraps, or body products designed for specific clientele, such as men or expectant mothers. The spa also houses an infrared sauna where infrared heat travels deep within the body to promote blood flow and a detoxifying sweat.
The beauty experts at Body FX rely on non-invasive technology to help clients perfect their bodies without having to go under the knife. Nonsurgical lipo treatments use ultrasonic cavitation to rupture fat cells, producing the slimming effects of liposuction without actually removing any tissue. Infrared body wraps work along the same lines, shrinking fat cells with radiating waves of warmth. In addition to these treatments, clients can brighten their grins with self-administered teeth-whitening treatments or prepare their skin for amicable separations from razors and tweezers via full-body waxing treatments.