Custom facials ($65 for 60-minute treatment) polish pores with cleansing, exfoliation, and a customized mask treatment. The licensed, friendly aesthetician will dote on high-maintenance facial terrain, such as dry patches, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and frowns. Woo door-to-door salesmen with a set of eyes complete with tinted brows and lashes ($35). Couture Create LLC also offers chemical peels ($75 for single session), makeup consultation sessions ($75 for 1-hour session), and a full menu of waxing services. Spa goers have the option of breaking up the value over multiple visits. Book your appointment online.
Whittle waists with the burrito-esque wrap, a 45-minute toning, firming, and detox corpus cocoon designed to morph a single contoured area of skin into lush, smoothed luster. Attention shifts northward during the half-hour seasonal facial, which repairs, revitalizes, and tones. Like the oceanic tides on Mars, the ingredients of the seasonal facial shift with the quarters of the calendar year. The subsequent spa manicure and spa pedicure tend to untamed talons with a bubbly soak, paraffin dip, moisturizing massage, and nail and cuticle care.
From their home within Phoenix Salon Suites, the aestheticians of Sunny Day Spa brighten and clear complexions with Image and Sanitas skincare products. Whether reeling from acne or frustrated by wrinkles, skin finds a form of relief best suited to its needs. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments help minimize the appearance of facial imperfections such as age spots, fine lines, sun damage, and blemishes, while anti-aging facials use microcurrent technology to help lift and tone sagging facial muscles. Once complexions are back to their radiant selves, the spa's aestheticians can fine tune features by waxing brows or by tinting lashes to complement skin tone or match a new pair of lime-green contact lenses.
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 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.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.
The relaxation experts behind Aqua An Urban Spa understand that men pamper themselves differently than women, which is why they designed both a general menu and a menu specifically for gents. Men, women, and Cabbage Patch children all benefit from Aqua’s status as a certified green spa that uses organic and all-natural products, including handmade Eminence Organic skincare salves from Hungary. The spa’s team performs an array of facials that use fruit pulp and seeds to help remove dead skin cells and clean dirt and oil out of pores. They also administer body-contouring wraps with M’lis products that help boost circulation and detoxify the body.