The Smart Tan–certified technicians at Summer Sun Tanning Salon equip patrons for jaunts on the beach with a full menu of summer-readying services. The salon’s lineup of UV beds baste skin with bronzing rays that gradually build up darker skin tones, and airbrush wands apply a sheer pigmented mist to curves to impart the type of golden demeanor required for access to the beach or Meryl Streep's linen closet. Aestheticians can then rehydrate skin with an omega 3 facial, or keep bodies bikini-ready with a variety of waxing treatments. The salon also helps patrons keep a literal finger on the pulse of current fashion trends by offering nail services performed with OPI crackle polish and CND Shellac.
Renew Mind & Body Spa, a cozy spa that is ensconced by greenery, small waterfalls, and ponds and filled with soothing, warmly lit rooms, hosts a team of licensed massage therapists who train healing hands on strained spines and taxed tendons. During the one-hour Swedish massage, Renew's muscle menders relax sinews, attenuate tension, and put stress to sleep with a combination of relaxing massage techniques and droning lectures on the inception of moist towelettes. Fluid strokes and varying pressures encourage muscle malleability, boosting circulation and bodies’ natural healing processes.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.
Whitening Fast’s skilled technicians wield a specialized gel and LED light to brighten blemished bicuspids up to eight shades. During the 20-minute advanced treatment, an experienced aid provides a tray and clients bite down to coat molars in a whitening formula and fit them with a special mouthpiece that leaves teeth exposed. Once blue light from an LED lamp activates the gel, the release of hydroxyl radicals helps to speed the breakup of stains and Hollywood romances between actors who aren’t dentists, but play ones on TV. All of the whitening products do not damage tooth enamel and are safe to use with crowns, veneers, or bridges.
Given the name, it should come as no surprise that Elements Therapeutic Massage pays extra attention to the basic elements of massage. One of these is compassion, and it follows that the staff takes care to match each client with the therapist best suited for the job. Borrowing from different modalities, therapists calibrate each session to one of four distinct levels of pressure. These levels encompass everything from gentle strokes to deeper trigger-point work and may relieve ailments such as stress, chronic aches, and shoulders stuck in a permanent, perplexing shrug.