Viewed as a transitional period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, the Bronze Age signaled the birth of tanning spas that catered to champagne-sipping cave dwellers and the prehistoric paparazzi. Recreate history with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of services at Afterglow Tan & Spa in Poway.
Beautifying beyond the bronze, Afterglow boasts scores of age-defying services that relax muscles and turn back skin’s epidermal clock. Shade-shifters can build a tanning package of 12 single sessions ($85) on a Level 1–3 bed, or interrogate their human suits with a high-pressure tan ($25 each) that deepens exteriors without criminal intent. Pair vitamin D replenishments with a 60-minute, full-body massage ($60+) or 60-minute sports assuaging ($90) designed to unwind muscle fibers better than a repeated pelting in a batting cage. In addition to traditional massage therapies, Afterglow unhinges feet, arms, hands, and ears with reflexology ($25–$60) or cranial massage ($90/60 minutes) that prompts mammalian circuitry to flow freely. Those looking to enhance elastin may opt for a red-light collagen therapy session ($15) that melds sun-bed technology with infrared lights to prompt tissue regeneration to reveal younger, more supple skin.
In addition to its basic services, Afterglow showers bodies with scores of add-ons during all massage treatments. Try a full-body sugar scrub ($35) or face and neck polish scrub ($15) that shines your face brighter than your uncle's collection of bowling trophies from 1982.
12234 Poway Rd.
Poway, California 92064