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, such as 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.
Clients would almost think they were still outside upon walking into Cleanse Natural Health Spa because its green, blue, and chocolate hues mirror the color scheme of nature. This aesthetic reflects the staff’s commitment to natural treatments that help cleanse the body. One of those treatments is colon hydrotherapy, performed using an FDA-approved closed system operated by certified colon hydrotherapists. In private suites, the equipment gently flushes the large intestine with pure water, which washes away accumulated waste materials when expelled. This results in a colon that performs its daily duties better and absorbs nutrients as efficiently as a bunny in the produce aisle.
The far-infrared sauna is another means of natural detoxification, but instead of water, this treatment harnesses the power of simulated sunlight. The Sunlighten sauna saturates bodies with a deep heat inspired by the infrared rays of the sun, which triggers sweating and toxin expulsion. As toxins flee, so do pain, fatigue, skin imperfections, and stress.
Owner Chris Richmond had one goal: simple holistic health care. That's why he engineered Awaken For Wellness to have a diversity of holistic health offerings under a single roof. In the comfort of a private room, clients can find relief from body tension with a variety of massage modalities, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Craniosacral, and Shiatsu. Clients can also retreat into a private infrared sauna to stimulate tissues, muscles, organs, and joints?which can result in a strengthened immune system and increased muscle strength by enriching the tissues with oxygen. Awaken for Wellness also offers massage therapy services and sauna services. These other offerings and services are through independent businesses located inside Awaken for Wellness.
Massage Xcape's massage therapists practice a variety of massage modalities: they're skilled at prenatal, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques, for example. But their main specialty is Swedish relaxation massages designed to put the body and mind at ease. Patrons can also add on pampering details such as hot towels or soothing aromatherapy scents, or unwind in the Lexington Avenue location's sauna. As an added convenience, the practice holds extended evening hours.
Massage therapists Kenyata and Shelley indulge beleaguered bodies with a diverse menu of muscle manipulations and remedies for wellness. One-hour muscle massages bestow energy and banish tension, with the Swedish massage relaxing limbs into limp noodles and eradicating stress-filled meatballs. A heady cocktail of essential oils and mixed head-to-toe massage techniques envelop the senses in The Aromatherapy Ritual, whereas the warm stones massage uses small, rounded river rocks to simulate the feeling of heavy-footed toddlers walking on one’s back. Pregnancy and deep-tissue sessions complete the roster of back-bolstering options.
Kasia Organic Salon provides beautifying services with a side of environmental awareness. Put your eco-conscience and its cranial encasement at ease during your choice of relaxing aromatic scalp treatment or vitamin-infused Purify and De-Mineralize Me treatment. The former nurtures noggins with customized blends of essential oils, repairing damaged follicles while helping to prevent dandruff, some hair loss, and scalp irritation. Alternately, the Purify and De-Mineralize Me scalp treatment removes harsh mineral buildup, imparting a healthy glow, and also includes a double shampoo and scalp massage. With the health of your head restored, a skilled scissor shaman will get to work on the style. Stylists at Kasia are devoted to designing looks that let each client's personality shine through, so whether you are fun and flirty, serious and sophisticated, or enraged and enamored, you'll leave the salon with a 'do to match your personality. Each cut comes with a custom essential oil pampering treatment, shampoo, conditioning, blow dry, and style.