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 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.
Since 1995, the doctors at Oak Creek Relief and Wellness have preferred to bypass drugs and surgery with ailment-fighting chiropractic care, fitness training, and nutritional advice. Their chiropractic approach here and at their sister location, Big Bend/Vernon Relief and Wellness, encompasses spinal and nonspinal adjustments, both of which improve clients’ bodily alignment and overall health. Techniques include spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and massage therapy. The doctors of chiropractic also correct subluxations and relieve the pain associated with scoliosis, shoulder pain, sciatica, or curly muscles. Their wellness center fortifies the whole body with fitness programs and suggested stretches.
Fueled by the belief that fitness and nutrition go hand in hand, WCA-lauded chiropractor Dr. Ken Krimpelbein puts his knowledge of the human body and skills in diet management to use helping people transform their lifestyles. In addition to offering exercise classes, such as Zumba and yoga, Dr. Krimpelbein and his team stock their naturally lit, TV-lined workout area with free weights, plate-loaded equipment, and cardio machines, including Woodway treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bicycles. On the nutrition side of the spectrum, they offer weight-loss and detoxification guidance via their FirstLine Therapy program. They also run an onsite juice bar, where members can rev up with a healthful snack and a smoothie.
Revi’s trio of cofounders and doctors combines advanced medical treatments and holistic-wellness practices to form a multidimensional approach to improving health. The team pulls from an unlikely slate of treatments, including laser therapy to manage arthritis, acupuncture to beat back addiction, and weight-loss programs to turn lackluster Hulks into incredible Hulks. The health experts have actually been helping patients lose weight for more than 25 years, and they always take into consideration your physical and medical history while developing custom pound-blasting plans.
As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Licensed and board certified acupuncturist Danielle Lucio also incorporates massage therapy, chinese herbs, and nutritional services to help alleviate her patients’ discomforts. She concentrates on tackling infertility issues and gastrointestinal disorders, along with insomnia and anxiety.