Prior to tanning salons, the only way to achieve a beautiful copper glow was to boil pennies and bathe in the scalding reduction. Achieve a less painful sheen with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of tanning and infrared sauna sessions at Tahiti Breeze Sun Spa on Wharncliffe Road or at Tantrum Sun Spa on Richmond Street.
Tantrum and Tahiti Breeze trains its UV beams on pallid complexions to transform clients into beacons of corporal radiance. Sporting face tanners in silver, platinum, gold (Tahiti Breeze location only), and ultra (Tantrum location only) levels, the UV tanning beds swaddle bathers in a melanin-enhancing glow, rendering them irresistible to moths. Stop by Tahiti Breeze and bake for intervals of four minutes ($5.50 silver, $6 gold, $7 platinum), to 15 minutes ($11 silver, $13 gold, $14 platinum), up to 20 minutes ($14 silver only). Bronzing is also available in larger packs, from 50 minutes in a silver bed ($29.99 at Tantrum) to 50 minutes in an ultra bed ($51.99 Tantrum), with an unlimited one-month package available at either location ($62.95).
The far infrared sauna broasts loungers until anxiety symptoms are converted to a succulent state of relaxation, while burning up to 600 calories per sultry half hour ($19.99 for 30 minutes at either location). Heat therapy is believed to detoxify the body as it purifies the skin, much in the same way that controlled burns are used to rid forests of underbrush and witches.
Tantrum Sun Spa
At Tantrum Sun Spa, laser hair removal renders skin smooth and hairless while a fleet of tanning beds and stand-up booths infuses skin with a golden glow. Alternatively, the Versa Spa spray-tan booth mists physiques with a UV-free tan, giving skin a natural beach-goer look without putting six tropical birds on it. Elsewhere in the spa, a solid basswood infrared sauna purges patrons' bodies of up to 600 calories, and teeth whitening stations turn pearly whites even pearlier.