Utopia Tanning & Spa bills "tanning" ahead of their other services with good reason: they offer three different approaches to getting a sun-kissed glow. In addition to traditional UV tanning booths, techs apply custom tans by hand or help clients into their Mystic spray-tanning booth. Dr. Gallacher, a certified dermatologist and laser surgeon, bolsters the spa's menu by providing more intense treatments through her own location in Danville. Meanwhile, on-site experts wax away fuzz, apply facials to ward off blemishes and wrinkles, and knead tense muscles. They also diminish the appearance of cellulite with red-light therapy booths and lengthen tresses with natural hair extensions donated by organically grown humans.
Since its inception as a medical skincare center in 2007, Splendor Medical Spa has blossomed into a full-service day spa maintained by a staff of aestheticians, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. With a multitude of techniques inspired by traditional Eastern medicine, the team works to assuage aches and cleanse skin. Included in the talented lineup are two doctors, who engage their medical know-how during therapeutic massages, comprehensive health consultations, reflexology treatments, and seminars on how to keep the nose from beeping in Operation. Aestheticians tackle epidermal woes alongside their medical brethren, brandishing imported Japanese and Taiwanese products from brands such as SK-II and Dr.Ci:Labo.
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.
The nail technicians of Galaxy Nail Spa pamper and polish digits with a specialized menu of mani-pedis. The staff’s repertoire builds upon the classic mani-pedi, lavishing patrons in customized levels of luxury with optional additions, including skin-softening scrubs, soothing hot towels, and sense-invigorating aromatherapy. Patrons can opt to upgrade polishings with a coat of shellac, which maintains a chip-free surface despite the wear of day-to-day activities and marathon ding-dong ditching.
Signature Service: Customized massage and facials
Brands Used: Jan Marini, Pure Fiji, Jean DeArcel, Bio Elements, Biotone
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Beyond their extensive training and ability to customize treatments to suit each individual client, the specialists at Healing Hands Salon each possess another trait that sets them above: they simply love their jobs. Thus, they approach each treatment with enthusiasm, be it one of 10 signature facial treatments or an aura clearing. Reflexology, reiki, and raindrop therapy demonstrate the range of the massage menu, and pre-assembled spa packages give clients the opportunity to spend the whole day in the salon's healing and relaxing environs.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach 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.