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, 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 that 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.
A sports-related injury sent Doctor of Chiropractic Yang scrambling to the chiropractor’s office at a young age. Inside that office, he found out firsthand the importance of multidisciplinary care, and the experience turned his focus to a career as a chiropractor. Now the seasoned chiropractor uses his knowledge of pain, pain relief, and human anatomy to help patients of any age at his own office, Crow Canyon Chiropractic. Along with chiropractic services, Dr. Yang and his staff heal minds and bodies with rehabilitation programs, scoliosis screenings, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy. Advanced techniques and equipment, including x-ray imaging and spinal analysis, ensure that the doctor can accurately diagnose patients’ internal problems and finally discern the name of that song stuck in their heads.
Aestheticians at Indulgence Beauty Lounge beautify each client’s skin with scientifically advanced serums and high-tech therapies. A thorough initial consultation guides a personalized treatment regimen that may include pharmaceutical-grade peels, mechanical microdermabrasion, or collagen-stimulating bursts of intense pulsed light (IPL). Permanent makeup and waxing services further beautify faces, and professional massage therapists can squeeze tension from muscles or workaholic lemons with deep-tissue kneads and slow Swedish strokes.
Operating from his home, Healing Through Touch's therapist, Stephen Katz, mollifies muscles with the skills he's developed over a career spanning more than 35 years. Stephen focuses his standard massage toward full-body relaxation, customizing each one-hour session to his clients' particular sore spots and areas of tension. With the therapist's smooth, trained strokes, massage sessions can help reduce stress, increase circulation, and re-energize clients better than an aerobics class at a puppy daycare.
In 1990, Doctor of Chiropractic S. Scott Newman opened Newman Chiropractic Offices, where he and his colleagues have been treating ailments of the spine for more than two decades. Patients come to this clinic with whiplash, sports injuries, or regular old aches and pains, which the team addresses with an array of drug-free techniques. Chiropractic adjustments correct locked and malfunctioning joints of the spine, while massage therapy reduces chronic tension in muscles.
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