Soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues, while inhaling a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents. Today's Groupon restores your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed by a man who claimed to be in the circus. For $30, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage at Vitality Unlimited Spa, a $68 value. Retreat to Vitality Unlimited Spa's beautiful sanctuary, located conveniently in Webster Groves, and feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve off your soon-to-be-tension-free shoulders. Naturally, world powers began jockeying for access to the potentially weaponize-able massage, by means both diplomatic and underhanded. Many international observers believe that the 1992 Summer Olympics were, in fact, a complicated ruse carried out by Russia and the United States to distract Sweden long enough to steal their massage, as evidenced by the fact that Sweden won an unexpected 904 Gold Medals that year. Still, the Swedes held tight to their massage until 1999, when Y2K-related fears caused Swedish officials to release classified details of the massage, believing that the world would likely end. Today, the Swedish massage is practiced all over the world, though rumors that the Swedes are secretly working on an even better massage run rampant.
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.
Licensed aesthetician Emily Miller puts her artistic skills as an abstract painter and expert color mixer to use as she beautifies faces with professional makeup applications and skincare services. Collaborating with high-end clients such as MTV and the Food Network, Emily has gained extensive experience keeping epidermises healthy and happy with customized facials and bridal-makeup applications. Visitors can lounge about the private treatment room as Emily primps and primes epidermises until natural beauty swims to the skin's surface like the most beautiful shark in the world.
Beach House Bronze keeps bodies tanned year-round thanks to a fleet of UV-tanning beds and sunless treatments. Like elaborate sandcastles, the UV beds are split into four different levels, from basic Ambition 250 systems to high-end Prestige 1100 beds that boast air conditioning, water misters, and docks for mp3 players. Beach House is also home to the MagicTan VersaSpa spray-tan booth, an amenity-packed machine that darkens skin in less than 60 seconds using a bronzer of the client's choice. Custom coloring also characterizes the in-house airbrushing, which is performed by a seasoned technician.
Technicians at Shine Sunless Tanning help clients darken epidermises evenly with a customized plant-based mist in VersaSpa sunless-tanning booths. The tans are so effective that in 2011, Shine was named the official tanning provider of the St. Louis Rams cheerleaders. Inside each private booth, automated airbrushes apply even coats of a pigmented formula to the skin, which is automatically blown dry. The enclosed environment diminishes the orange or yellow tinge traditionally associated with spray tanning since it controls some environmental factors such as temperature, light exposure, and percentage of orange zest added to the air. Clients get to choose which shade of tanning formula will be used during their session, as well as whether they’d like to cap off their session with an anti-aging mist.
Since its founding in 2007, Urban Tan has catered to customers of all skin types and tanning goals with traditional UV tanning or sunless tanning services. Four levels tanning beds bathe customers in a comfortable glow, tinting skin to a healthy bronze or destroying film negatives. Two types of sunless spray tanning offer custom hues without UV rays: Mystic HD and VersaSpa automated spray-tanning booths mist customers with one of four moisturizing tanners. Customers can enhance and preserve tans with a range of products available for purchase, including Swedish Beauty's green Eco Chic tanning line and Miami Ink's tattoo-protecting lotions.