The Smart Tan–certified staff at Hollywood Hills Tanning helps clients to darken skin shades with UV and airbrush tanning services. Sunless tanners kiss the skin according to the carefully controlled stylings of a technician armed with an airbrush. Alternatively, bright UV beams enwrap bodies in bronze as fans cool the skin in one of six tanning beds. Each bed rests in a private room stocked with shelves, hangers, and a stereo, and technicians regularly refresh bulbs to ensure a skin color that would match clients’ bronzed baby scuba flippers.
Arabella Vitall Day Spa's staff cossets clients inside a cozy spa flooded with natural light while pampering cranium carriers and pavement-pounding phalanges. Opt for one of the exfoliating facials to remove dead skin and grocery lists scribbled on foreheads ($89–$120) or one of the back-bolstering massages to banish pernicious kinks and knots ($45–$259). After stuffing a dozen turkeys with fistfuls of sand, hands can be caressed with one of the soothing manicures ($22–$65) and toes can be rejuvenated with a pampering pedicure ($22–$119). With each opulent option, revitalized visitors can enjoy complimentary fresh fruit, tea, and purified water, or further relax in the eucalyptus-steam room or dry sauna.
H3 Therapy's specialized hyperbaric treatment may be based on a complex scientific principle, but its main ingredient is simple: oxygen. First, the inflating chamber is infused with filtered air that pressurizes the immediate atmosphere. As the pressure increases, oxygen gently pushes its way into the client's bloodstream. According to the system's technicians, this oxygen boost helps the body heal and may even ease symptoms associated with autism, multiple sclerosis, and sports injuries. The chamber can be depressurized and opened from within, and it features a buzzer that occupants can push for help at any time. With these two exceptions, hyperbaric therapy is completely hands-free, so clients can spend the session winding down with a book or trying to connect with their spirit animal.
The licensed massage therapists at Puyallup Integrative Massage have only four private rooms in which to work their magic, but they never fail to introduce their clients to an entire world of relaxation. Of course, it helps that these clients don't just walk in and plop down on the table. They must first participate in an evaluation that determines which massage styles best suit their needs. Seeing as how the therapists are trained in Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal techniques, there are quite a few options to consider. Several therapists on staff are also adept at reflexology and infant massage, using their healing touch to relieve the stress babies experience while trying to learn a new language in just a few short years.
At Ultra Sonic Body Sculpting, the staff doesn't view ultrasonic body-sculpting as a cure-all for weight problems. They view it as a technologically advanced supplement to a healthful diet and regular exercise. How technologically advanced? The device emits low-frequency ultrasound waves that liquefy fatty cells so they may be escorted out of the body through natural processes. Beyond slimming problem areas, ultra sonic body sculpting can also help stimulate collagen production, improving the appearance of cellulite and making skin appear younger, firmer, and less cynical.