What is Tanning Basics?

Tanning takes place in the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis, with special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UV-B light (short wave ultraviolet), melanocytes produce the pigment, melanin. The pinkish melanin travels up through the epidermis and is absorbed by other skin cells. When exposed to UV-A light (longer wave), melanin oxidizes or darkens. This is your skin’s way of protecting itself against too much UV light.

Why Does A Tan Fade?

Cells in the epidermis are constantly reproducing and pushing older cells upward toward the surface of your skin, where they are sloughed off in about one month. As your skin replaces its cells, the cells laden with melanin are removed. So the tanning process must continue with the new cells.

Why is indoor tanning better than outdoor?

Speed – It doesn’t take all day to get a tan indoors. Depending on your skin type, just a few minutes, not hours. Maintain your tan for as little as 60 minutes a month. Control – Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to monitor and scientifically control your ultraviolet UV-A and UV-B exposure. We make sure you tan and not burn. Climate – Overcast, rainy, or 109 degrees in the shade, you never have to worry about the weather with your pleasant, climate-controlled environment.

Be Safe. Tan Smart

Lip and eye protection – Lips don’t produce melanin and eyelids are too thin to block UV. That’s why it’s important to wear lip balm with sunscreen and protective eye goggles. Eyewear must be certified and approved by the FDA. We offer a selection of goggles that meet these Federal standards. You can avoid “Raccoon Eyes” by gently adjusting your goggles while you tan, but never remove them completely. Outdoors – When you tan outdoors, you are exposed to uncontrolled and often excessive amounts of multi-frequency UV that can cause “sunburn” and permanent damage. When you are outside, wear appropriate protection. Medication – Some medications can cause reactions with UV light. If you are taking any medications, please let your doctor know you’re tanning. For more information visit: |

Automated Airbrush Sunless Spray Tanning

Go from Zero to Sexy in 60 seconds! Become a Sunless Sensation!

  • Gorgeous, Sunless Airbrush Tan
  • 2 to 3 Shades Darker
  • Quick, Easy, Natural Looking, Golden Brown, Bronze Tan
  • Can Be Combined with UV Tanning for Phenomenal Results*
  • Private Automated Booth

Sunless Airbrush Tans look radiant and inspire confidence! They are a great way to wow family or friends at special events, weddings, vacations, reunions, interviews, or to simply jump-start, maintain, or boost a natural tan.*

Our Service Specialists assess individual Sunless needs based on skin type and desired darkness level. Then they give thorough instructions easing the way for a successful Sunless experience.

  • Areas to apply blocking lotion: All bending places: knuckles, wrists, ankles, knees, backs of knees, elbows; cuticles; nails; eye-lids; toes; base of feet; palms
  • How to pose for spray & air-dry positions
  • How to blot dry to prevent streaking
  • How to wear shower cap just above hairline for natural blended look
  • Where to Apply blocking lotion to light hair
  • Flawless, Even Application
  • Open Air Design with built-in easy-to-breath purification system that removes over-spray mist and offers a comfortable, full body, automated tanning environment
  • In Session, easy to follow, automated voice instructions that clearly guide the four position changes
  • Corresponding picture diagram on the wall for a worry-free experience
  • Four gentle air-dry blasts finish each session to minimize towel drying and promote smooth DHA tanning solution retention

For tan maintenance, Sunless Tan once every 5-7 days. For darker results, wait 48 hours between each session. Follow the After Sunless Session tips for best results. Spray tan will gradually fade to natural lighter tones.

Since Sunless Tanning reacts differently on each person’s skin, we recommend 2 Sunless trial sessions with our specialists before any big event. Learn how to properly apply blocking lotions, become familiar with the Sunless misting poses, and learn how to blot dry and maintain your tan for more even results. Let our service provider know about the event and any skin tone desires. Sunless tans last around 5-7 days. After a trial Sunless session, inspect skin daily in sunlight and various low light situations to determine which day works best to determine when to have a Sunless session prior the event. Most like to have their Sunless session two days before their event and shower 3 times to balance out the color. Follow our other tanning tips for best results.

Prior to Sunless Session:

  1. Shave or Wax 12 to 18 hours prior to our Spray Tan session. Hairs block the solution. Allow time for pores to close for a smoother overall appearance. Also the extra time allows the skin to return to its normal pH level prior to the session.
  2. Exfoliate (plus Hot Soke is Ideal): For a more even, richer tan, and to remove dead skin cells.
  3. Have Clean Skin: Make sure skin is free of perfume, make-up, deodorant, lotion, moisturizer, oil, bronzers, etc., so the Sunless product is not hindered by barriers and can be the most effective. Clean skin reduces the risk of streaking.
  4. Apply Nail Polish to Fingernails and Toenails: Polish helps block solution and prevents yellowing nails.
  5. Use a pH Balancing Spray* (sold separately): *For those with natural Red and Orange tone skin. A pH Balancing Spray will lower pH to maximize natural Brown and Black skin pigments. Works for UV tan also!
  1. Wear Dark, Loose Fitting Clothing: Dark clothes minimize potential stains from DHA solution. A loose fit reduces clothes rubbing away a fresh tan.
  2. Keep Skin Dry for 6 Hours: Allow the DHA to develop. Wait 6 hours before showering, and avoid sweating, entering any water, or applying makeup. For maximum results, you may wait up to 24 hours to shower. A simple rinse with warm or cool water is best.
  3. Cool or Warm Showers and Blot Dry: Avoid hot showers and vigorous towel drying.
  4. Hydrate Before and After: Hydrated skin simply looks better. Flaky skin sheds and reduces the life of any tan. Hydrate daily for healthy looking skin.
  5. Avoid Pool Chemicals and Salt Water: Chlorine, Bromine, and Salt Water reduce the effectiveness and cause premature fading of a Sunless tan..
  6. Avoid over Shaving or Scrubs: Protect against exfoliation, which fades Sunless tans.
  7. Moisturize Daily with Oil Free Products: Only use products and body washes that complement Sunless tans. Products with Mineral Oil and Sodium Laureth Sulfate can significantly reduce the life of a Sunless tan. Ask our sales staff for recommendations.

 *Sunless tans do not protect you from sunburn.


Our Spa Services offer numerous beneficial factors that are designed to help generate a relaxing, more confident state of well-being. Feel strong, healthy, and beautiful with our luxurious Spa pampering services. Our state of the art Spa equipment is clean, well maintained by our own maintenance crew, and located in private rooms for a soothing, personal experience.

The Cocoon Infrared Wellness Pro offers a myriad of physical and psychological benefits. Great for athletes of all levels, but also wonderful for those who like to relax in encapsulating warmth and soothe sore or tired muscles.

The Cocoon Infrared Wellness Pro flushes harmful toxins from the body through a natural process of hydrosis. This leads to the reduction of impurities in the body, helps break up body fat, increases metabolism, and aids in achieving permanent weight loss. It is important to Hydrate well before and after any Infrared or Red Light Session.

Burn up to 300 calories and lose up to 2 lbs of water weight in just one session with a Cocoon Infrared Thermofuzion massage. Obtain extreme weight loss by adding an additional 10 minutes.

  • Tone and Tighten
  • Lose Weight
  • Soothe Sore Muscles
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Relaxing Massage
  • Holistic Cleansing
  • Reduce Stress
  • Relaxing Tranquility
  • Easy Fitness while Rejuvenating
  • Increased Metabolism
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Greater Range of Motion
  • Quicker Muscle Recovery
  • Joint and Muscle Pain Relief
  • Reduced Water Retention/Bloating
  • Minimized Fatigue

Discover the Benefits of Red Light Therapy*

Sun Central offers products and services designed to inspire a sense of well-being and radiance. When you look good, you feel great! When you feel great, the possibilities are endless! Taking care of your body… It’s about how good you want to look and how great you want to feel. Red Light Therapy is one of those feel great services.

Red Light Therapy accelerates the production of collagen and elastin proteins. This gentle, yet extremely effective, treatment is very beneficial as an anti-aging and skin rejuvenation tool. In addition, Red Light Therapy aids in fading sunspots and hyper pigmentation by stimulating the skin cells’ vitality and permeability.

Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift alternative that helps to maintain elasticity and firmness, while refining texture and smoothing lines and wrinkles.

  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Promotes Elastin and Collagen Production which Helps Firm, Tone and Smooth Skin
  • Keeps Skin Renewed and Refreshed
  • Evens Out Skin Tone for a Smoother Complexion
  • Reduces Bacteria
  • Improves Rosacea and Acne-Prone Skin
  • Minimizes Scars and Stretch Marks
  • Improves Healing Time and Reduces Pain
  • Helps Skin Appear Less Dry
  • Stimulates Blood Flow for Increased Circulation
  • May Stimulate Hair Regrowth
  • UV Free, Non-Invasive Treatment
  • No Known Adverse Side Affects

It is important to Hydrate well before and after any Red Light Therapy Session. Wash skin well to remove all surface oils and irritants. Apply Red Light Therapy preparation products to enhance collagen and elastin production and maximize the effectiveness of Red Light Therapy.

*When used with Red Light products. Results may vary depending on use and skin type. While Red Light Therapy may not work the same for everyone, studies found it to be a valid and effective treatment resource for many.

Rejuvenate, Relax, and Escape with our luxurious Fujimi Zero Gravity Full Body and Foot Massage. It’s truly unique! Melt into comfort as the Fujimi massage chair engulfs and pampers sore muscles, gently rubs and stimulates tired feet, and soothes away stress. Find yourself lulled into a sense of total relaxation. Choose from numerous settings to customize your experience to fit your massage needs. Enjoy a full body massage or isolate specific muscle groups.

Many use massage as part of their healthy-lifestyle regime to help them relax, meditate, and manage anxiety. Massage has numerous other benefits including alleviating pain and improving range of motion. Athletes of all levels choose massage to help them relax, prepare their muscles for strenuous workouts, and improve their muscle recovery time after exercising.

Massage also improves tanning results by stimulating blood circulation.

Try our incredibly posh Fujimi massage chair and melt into total comfort.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before starting any fitness program. Actual results will vary.

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