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 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.
The doctors and medical support staff at Adora Body Sculpting Clinic help patients attain their ideal figures with a menu of cosmetic-surgery procedures. The staff boosts confidence levels with fat removal, lifts, and tucks and snubs its smooth nose at Father Time with chemical peels, wrinkle fillers, and laser facials. Bodies feel free to bare all after laser hair removal and tattoo removal.
The relaxation mavens at Releaf Day Spa pamper visitors with a slew of sumptuous services and French, sea-based Phytomer products. Knead-needing anatomies can actualize with a one-hour relaxing and therapeutic massage, which uses an array of techniques to leave bodies stress-free, newly limber, and humming like a lawnmower over AstroTurf (a $65 value). Continued therapy can help boost circulation and immune-system security.
Brandon Massage Studio's skilled massage therapists relieve muscle tension and achy tendons within a tranquil environment. Swedish massages relax the muscles as long, medium-pressure strokes work to stimulate circulation and bring clients to a state of relaxation akin to napping in a cashmere hammock. Alternatively, the Thai yoga massage incorporates gentle stretching to loosen rigid muscles through a sequence of simulated yoga positions. Both massages are performed with a blend of aromatic oils, which repay olfactory systems for a lifetime of fishing trips.
Armed with products from the likes of American Crew and Essie, experienced staff members style hair and paint toes, along with a variety of other services. At The Comfort Zone Spa & Salon, it’s all about attention to detail. Technicians soften hands with citrus-scented essential oils during spa manicures, and they stimulate cells with oxygenating facials or deep-tissue massages.
Cheerful red armchairs sit in the reception area, where wood floors and an abundance of natural light lets guests imagine what it must have been like to live without electricity. In the bright-orange pedicure room, guests lounge in sleek black thrones, resting their feet in soaking tubs.
Vine-like metal artwork complements the salon’s polished hardwood floors and pastel yellow walls. Amid these elegant trappings, skilled aestheticians transform nails and tresses with high-end products from OPI, Motives, and Image Skincare. Clients can also make use of LW’s many modern amenities, including cable TV, free WiFi, and gas-powered nail files.