The experienced staff at spa Day pampers bodies with relaxing massages and a slew of other therapeutic services, including facials, mani-pedis, and body treatments, which all take place between the spa's welcoming walls. During the rose and champagne shea-butter massage, the massage therapist perfects her meatball-rolling technique on tension-filled traps hoarded in the body. Employing long, flowing strokes, the spa's epidermis whisperer will exfoliate the client's skin with a sugar-based scrub rich in jojoba oil and vitamin E before removing the residue with warm towels. Hands and feet receive an antioxidant-filled paraffin treatment to lock in moisture like a pore-sized warden.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
By tossing aside common dentist-office mainstays such as drills, x-ray machines, and tooth fairies looking for an easy score, the staff at Dental Whitening Alliance can focus their complete attention on brightening smiles. To do this, they rely on the professional Da Vinci whitening system, which uses an advanced LED light to activate a plant-derived hydrogen peroxide solution designed to decimate stains and discoloration. Depending on the extent of yellowing, some patients may see up to 12 shades of improvement after a recommended series of treatments.
Under the direction of Dr. Jackson Rhudy, MD, skillful laser lemmings zap unwanted follicles with short-but-sweet pulses of light and high-pitched whistles only rogue hairs can hear. Laser hair removal is a quick, effective way to eliminate wily whiskers from nearly anywhere on the body, and today's Groupon gets you three treatments on your choice of one of the following areas: upper lip, chin, brow, ears, neck, full face, underarms, bikini line (non-Brazilian), areola, toes, or happy trail. While permanent hair removal generally requires around six treatments received in one-month intervals, three treatments will get you started down the Silk Road, or you can combine two Groupons to receive six sessions and trade in your fur coat for a smooth sheen. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
The dental professionals at Genesis Dental keep mouths gleaming radiantly with oral procedures performed in a friendly, professional setting. In the one-hour Boost teeth-whitening treatment, patients lay back while a technician applies a bleaching gel to discolored chompers, breaking up stains and leaving teeth bright enough to rival the grins of veteran game-show hosts. The special chemical formula also contains tooth-strengthening potassium nitrate and fluoride, helping to keep mouths fit for leaving love bites on particularly alluring marble statues.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.