A company started by aesthetician school friends, Amazing Face Organic Skin Care pampers beauty seekers with a variety of nutrient-rich, organic skin care services in a tranquil environment. Exfoliation explorers can treat faces to organic, chemical-free facials, such as the replenishing antioxidant treatment ($85 for an hour), which helps smarten up dull skin with vitamins and antioxidants while smoothing fine lines and bringing moisture to dermal deserts. If skin's in chaos, opt for the blemish clearing facial ($85 for an hour), which zaps unwanted face accessories with a hydroxy-acid treatment, taking apple, lemons, and raw sugar to clear blemishes and give dermal zones a refreshing sip of lemonade. An eye mask is included in each of the facial services to treat tired peepers to a specialized fruit stem cellular repair treatment and double as a disguise for swashbuckling Zorro reenactments. Call the salon to book an appointment.
In a sunflower-colored sanctuary with welcoming, veranda-esque furniture, the beautifiers of Bay Area Body Spa tackle superficial imperfections with a diverse service menu. Slimming figures and reducing ticket-fares when traveling by suitcase is a specialty achieved by noninvasive body contouring and body wraps. Once bodies are molded into the desired shape, they can receive other upgrades including UV-free airbrush tanning, facials and waxing, and teeth-whitening treatments that makes teeth up to eight shades brighter in as little as 15 minutes.
At Mind & Body Day Spa, staff members eschew fluff and pretensions to stay focused on their main goals: to help clients relax and see beautifying results. Their customized skincare treatments harness plant-based ingredients such as pineapple enzymes and pumpkin extracts, giving complexions a natural glow. Alternatively, back massages, scrubs, and wraps extend relaxation throughout the body, much like remembering that you definitely did turn the death ray off before you left the house. Spa packages combine services for more complete pampering.
Within the comfortable, relaxing environs of Bay Area Health Spa, trained and certified technicians work to soothe their clients. Customers can step into the steamy embrace of an infrared sauna to begin sweating off excess pounds, or snuggle into body wraps intended to oust cellulite and shed an average of 1–2 pounds, or enjoy a relaxing jade facial. The spa tends to bodies' interiors as well: ionic foot cleanses help coax out toxins from arches and heels, and colon hydrotherapy gently cleanses with equipment registered and approved by the FDA.
Orchid Bloom Spa inspires beauty and balance with practices from Thailand and Hungary. A Thai herbal massage relieves deep-seated tension with intense stretches as the essential oils of tumeric, lemongrass, and bergamot tickle the inner senses. Treatments deploy a selection of organic Hungarian products and Thailand's Harnn products, which the spa stocks for use at home or after a hard day at the abacus. Upon arriving at the spa, clients can sip a soothing strawberry beverage while relaxing in the sunlit waiting area.
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 spray tan skin and massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
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.