Masha Davis was working as a journalist when her friend was hospitalized with complications from asthma. She watched as nurses used massage therapy to help her friend recover and decided to learn those techniques herself so she could help her in the future. Now a licensed massage therapist with her own practice, Masha offers massages that focus on the face and neck, hands and feet, back only, or the entire body. She incorporates scrubs to exfoliate skin and aromatherapy with such scents as lavender and cinnamon.
At Solar Tan, visitors pursue a healthy, sun-kissed glow with quick dips in a UV bed or sunless spray, which caters to each client's complexion with custom formulas. Music and cooling fans make for comfortable sessions of sunning in each tanning bed, while the fine mists of Infinity Sun and Mystic Tan booths add natural bronze hue to skin in minutes.
Hollywood Tan's 11 locations help Midwesterners stay tan year-round?even under their parkas. They accomplish this using equipment such as standup capsules, tanning beds, and Mystic Tan booths. Off to the side, lotions stand at attention on shelves, ready to help clients maintain their tan and keep their skin moisturized.
No amount of rain, snow, or darkness can stop Eclipse Tan from imbuing people with sun-kissed skin. Their tanning beds?which come equipped with ergonomically-designed bench and cooling fans?employ up to 48 bulbs to darken bodies in as little as 10 minutes. Patrons can opt for a UV-free tan with the salon?s spray tanning service. During these sessions, a special skin-darkening formula is applied to any exposed area of skin, which can be a lot if you're wearing a bikini or very little if you're wearing a scuba suit.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Bliss alleviate ailed and achy backs with a medley of therapeutic modalities such as hot-stone, deep-tissue, Swedish, aromatherapy, and sports massages. Therapists tailor each treatment to alleviate irksome conditions, stimulate lymph flow to enhance immunity, and allay pain caused from years of heavy lifting or seconds of somersaulting down a stairwell. Massage oils, targeted pressure, and gentle kneading leave muscles relaxed and free of tension.