Planet Beach Contempo Spa A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
At Quick Weight Loss and Skin Care, clinical aesthetician Audrey Armah revitalizes bodies and instills smoothness in ravaged pores. During skin procedures, clients relax as soft hands tend to façades, gently evicting dryness and glued-on Halloween masks with chemical peels and facials. Laser hair-removal sessions raze the body’s follicular forests with concentrated pulses of light. The clinic also offers private weight-loss programs, in which clients drop pounds while combining portion control and exercise techniques with personalized menus and meal plans.
As a cooperative of independently licensed massage therapists, Let’s Wrap tends to the body’s innermost needs. Its titular service swathes clients in the specialized silicone treatment pads of the Formostar body wrap, which uses infrared heat to help boost metabolism, thereby contouring the body and diminishing cellulite. Meanwhile, therapists ease muscular tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Guests can bask in rejuvenating red-light therapy, which helps treat skin suffering from rosacea, acne, and an inability to stop at traffic intersections.
Clients can regain their health and improve their physiques at Advanced Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Centers. Physician-supervised staffers customize plans according to each individual's lifestyle and weight-loss goals, be it dropping a few excess pounds, lowering their cholesterol, or being able to fit into the fashionable onesies of their youth. They promote weight loss on a variety of fronts, administering metabolism-boosting supplements, creating meal plans, and providing one-on-one counseling.
TrimBody M.D.'s health professionals oversee programs calibrated to smooth curves and encourage overall wellness. They administer a low-fat meal delivery program to keep the weight away, and five different cosmetic injectables, such as Botox and Radiesse, give the face a youthful smoothness.
Within each noncompetitive Curves facility, female fitness seekers are invited to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that are designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions tend to create bulky muscles, the machines promote push-and-pull movements to sculpt toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.