The scents of eucalyptus, lavender, and sandalwood that linger in the air at The I Spa can be traced back to an essential-oil blending bar, where clients can customize their own relaxing fragrances. These fragrances eventually make their way into massages that cater to individual aches and pains with techniques drawn from 10 distinct modalities.
“Customization” seems to be the principle that unites and guides every treatment that takes place at The I Spa. This is evident not only in the massages, but in the skin analysis that precedes each facial, allowing the spa’s aestheticians to craft unique blends of products from Jan Marini and Eve Taylor.
Regardless of the treatment, it’s not difficult to relax amidst the spa’s tile walls, gauzy curtains, and tropical flowers. Each treatment room is equipped with a vacant iPod dock that allows clients to play their own self-recorded impersonations of Phil Collins cooing like a pigeon. After treatments, clients can enjoy access to the fitness center, salt-water lap pool, and outdoor terrace.
The Zoom! teeth-whitening system enlists light-activated gel to infiltrate enamel and wash away agents of dental dinginess. At the outset of the procedure, a friendly staffer fits flappers into a plastic mouthpiece, walling off gums, lips, and low-hanging mustaches from collateral bleaching. Each chomper then gets glazed with Zoom!’s proprietary whitening formula and bathed in concentrated light. The beams transform the gel from ineffectual goo into a potent ambrosia that gently dismantles stains left from coffee swilling and eating too many peanut-butter-and-tar sandwiches. Throughout the procedure—which typically lasts around an hour—clients can recline in Obrochta Center’s cozy chairs, listen to music, or even watch television as the Zoom! treatment renders ivory parabolas up to eight shades brighter.
Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.
DaVinci White Smiles specializes in FDA-compliant teeth-whitening systems manufactured in the United States. Unlike whitening gels that are made from a mixture of paste and powdered donut residue, DaVinci's gels are forged from organic plant- and mineral-based ingredients, with food-grade hydrogen peroxide serving as the active catalyst. Made in fresh batches every week, the gels work together with LED whitening lights to demolish stains from teeth or composite materials, such as crowns or bridges, leaving choppers up to 14 shades whiter in just 20 minutes.
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.
SolutionZ represents the interoffice fusion of specialists in the fields of dentistry and cosmetic laser treatment. The institute's quartet of doctors have fine-tuned their skills to turn back clients' bodily clocks with services such as full mouth reconstruction, dermal fillers, and cosmetic laser services. SolutionZ's lasers direct their rejuvenating gazes upon the skin to eradicate unsightly spider veins and unwanted hair or pigmentation, neutralizing the permanently blue lips incurred from a summer of blueberry-pie-eating contests. The beams of light from a PerioLase treatment need only leer at sore or unhealthy gums to restore them to health. SolutionZ's team discusses the differences between cosmetic and medical dentistry treatments on an online FAQ.
The whitening treatments are only valid for patients with no caps, bridges, fillings, or active decay on their front teeth. The dentist will determine if a patient is a whitening candidate during an exam. If not eligible for the whitening kit, then the patient will receive the Oral-B Electric Power Brush ($42 value).