A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A 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.
Licensed aesthetician L. Marie Gazzana takes great pride in offering her clients cutting-edge beauty treatments. But it was her personal quest for self-improvement that led her to adopt one of her spa's most popular treatments: the infrared body wrap. After giving birth to twin boys, the busy working mother searched near and far for a treatment that could help her ditch the baby weight without compromising what little free time she had. She decided to give infrared body wraps a try, and after losing 51 pounds and gaining loads of new energy, she decided to share the service with her clients.
At L Marie's Bare Elegance, newly svelte physiques can also find further enhancement with a menu of facials, eyelash extensions, and full-body waxing services, which includes several options tailored exclusively to men. L Marie provides access to a relaxation room from Caesar's Palace with enchanting decor. She also offers clients refreshments such as mimosas or sparkling juice. After-hours appointments are available by request.
The fitness instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists at ClubSport wield the foundations of total-body wellness: detailed knowledge and cutting-edge equipment. Group classes such as cardio kickboxing, cycling, and circuit training showcase routines for all fitness levels, seven days a week. Personal-training sessions, meanwhile, bring help exercisers develop their own fitness plans and face down the imaginary knight that guards every piece of weight-training equipment.
ClubSport also transforms bodies outside the fitness studio and weight room. A self-described resort-style aquatic center features several lap and exercise pools where swimmers can fine-tune their breaststrokes and favorite shark calls. At an on-site spa, massage therapists ease muscle tension with modalities ranging from hot stone and prenatal to trigger point and reflexology.
Circuit Spa invites visitors to roam around its facility for treatments which incorporate workouts for warm-ups, lymphatic drainage and cellulite reduction, weight loss and pain management, detoxification and purification, and facial rejuvenation. During an initial visit, guests can choose from 40 organic custom-blended teas while the staff creates a custom circuit plan for each individual before demonstrating how to use the equipment, including Chi Radiance tables, Formostar body wraps, Cellu Light infrared bikes, and vibration plates designed to help reach specific body goals. The staff also complement visits with ? la carte items including body-sculpting endermologie suits and a personal nose cannula for the Eng3 Activated Air, and do-it-yourself trophy kits.
Skin & Wellness Clinic’s team of aestheticians devises medically based treatments to boost the health and aesthetic appeal of the body’s first line of defense: the skin. These medical facials and body treatments combat aging with skin-firming injectables, exfoliating dermal peels, and laser wrinkle reduction. When they aren’t pointing their lasers at patches of furrowed skin, the aestheticians harness the high-energy beams to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, and age spots. Before every laser treatment or organic facial, a computerized skin analysis spots damage invisible to the naked eye and suggests which stocks to buy or sell based on your unique constellations of freckles.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage, studio manager Susan Comer's team of massage therapists draws upon a wealth of knowledge amassed through international training experience and massage-therapy-school stints. Stationed inside earth-toned massage rooms with dim lighting, soft music, and the calming presence of a dozen cooing doves, therapists prod knots and release tension using four pressure levels, exercising massage techniques such as deep tissue, prenatal, and Swedish. Post massage, the staff eases clients out of their relaxation reveries and as bodies rehydrate and develop a feeling of overall restoration.