In the Dark Ages, princesses exfoliated with Fabergé-egg dust and filed fingernails on the edges of gold doubloons. Revel in more modern and effective beauty luxury with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a Day at the Beach spa package with a choice of tanning services at Tropical Oasis Tan and Spa in Coquitlam (up to a $124.99 value).
Tropical Oasis's team of spa experts rejuvenates bodies with an abundant array of professional services, including manicures, skin hydration, and a menu of UV- and spray-tanning options. Toes watch enviously as hands enjoy a classic manicure (a $40 value), during which highly trained staff files nails and refines cuticles before buffing fingertips and coating them in vibrant colours. Skilled appendages massage hands and arms, then escort patrons to the hydration station (a $34.99 value), where a specially designed mixture of mineral-infused steam opens pores, hydrates the entire body, and preps skin for a long-lasting tan. Skin tone is then adjusted in the VersaSpa spray-tan booth (a $44.99 value, including a three-minute drying treatment), in which tiny droplets of prep spray, bronzing spray, and moisturizing spray yield golden shines that turn the heads of passing alchemists. Patrons who prefer UV tanning can opt for five drop-in tanning sessions (up to a $50 value) in secluded rooms furnished with both tanning booths and tanning beds that utilize LED lighting while engaging ears with MP3 tunes.
Tropical Oasis's lobby greets customers with full-window photomurals, brightly coloured floral arrangements, and hanging wall art. Once skin has been bronzed, polished, and inspected by fortune-hungry prospectors, patrons can show off their golden glows at Como Lake Village Shopping Centre's other establishments.
Tropical Oasis Tan and Spa
Situated within Coquitlam's Como Lake Village Shopping Centre, Tropical Oasis Tan and Spa interior features some of the latest tanning and spa technologies accented by cool-coloured walls and modern fixtures. A particularly romantic vacation to Greece gave its owners all the inspiration they needed to open a full-scale tanning and spa-service centre that evokes a Mediterranean escape. Named one of the top tanning salons in Coquitlam Now's 2011 Readers Choice awards, the team's canon of services spans the gamut, including traditional nail work and massages, facials, tanning services, LED light therapy, and teeth whitening. A monthly newsletter keeps customers updated on new treatments, seasonal promotions, and upcoming sun outages.