Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.
Ultra Tan glazes bodies through its traditional- or spray-tanning services. One month of unlimited platinum-level tanning spells separation anxiety from the sun by bronzing skin in a level-one bed for 15–20 minutes or a level-two bed for 10–15 minutes. Or further deepen shades via the level-three areas, where guests can settle into a stand-up booth, lay-down cot, or racecar bed to take in rays from high-output lamps using between 120 to 160 watts of power. Ultra Tan also holsters a variety of moisturizing name-brand lotions to enhance the baking experience, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, Devoted Creations, and Ultra Extreme ($35–$125). Alternatively, the three bronze-mist spray tans help bodies achieve an even, form-fitting coat while dodging UV rays.
Pura Vida Day Spa and Salon—whose name comes from the Costa Rican saying—is made up of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians that offer a variety of beautifying and pampering services. The staffers tend to hands and feet with manicures and pedicures or augmenting heads of hair with stylish cuts and color treatments. Other services include laser hair removal, facial treatments, and massages and body treatments.
Seasons change, and Jennifer Anderson changes with them; she offers special holiday packages that feature peppermint (for the winter holidays), rose sugar scrubs (for Valentine?s Day), and pumpkin facials during the fall. Of course, Jennifer has a special package for spring, too?a Spring Bling special with a lavender, lilac, or rose essential-oil aromatherapy massage, plus a 30-minute hand scrub and a 30-minute earth foot treatment.
Jennifer?s passion for massage therapy spans the entire year. The licensed therapist distills that passion into each massage she renders. After listening closely to clients as they convey their particular ailments or pinpoint areas of soreness, Jennifer engages muscles in the appropriate amount of stretching. She then can perform a number of modalities, from Swedish and deep-tissue to more intricate therapies such as hot stone and prenatal.