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Phone (604) 856-5878

 Looking to get some sun?

You can enjoy state-of-the-art tanning rooms inside Powerhouse Gym. Tanning machines are available for all members and non-members. Providing our customers with the best all-around indoor tanning experience possible at an affordable price. Unlimited tanning packages are available. Please see the front desk for details.

mini-megaMini Mega

The Mini Mega delivers amazing results for those with less time, without compromising luxury or customer comfort.

  • Maximum exposure time of 12 minutes (15 minutes for power tanners)
  • Tan America’s exclusive Easy-lift Canopy
  • Fully adjustable air conditioning
  • Staggered lamps accommodate our tallest clients
  • 32 lamps, 160-watt reflector lamps in the canopy and 100-watt reflector lamps in the bench.
  • 2, 400-watt Facial Lamps

The Mega

mega-bedThe Mega is our largest and most popular high-performance tanning bed.

  • Maximum exposure time of 12 minutes (15 minutes for power tanners)
  • Tan America’s Easy-life canopy
  • Fully adjustable air conditioning
  • Staggered lamps to accommodate our tallest clients
  • 42 lamp, 160 watt reflector lamps in both the Canopy and Bench
  • 3, 400-Watt Facial Lamps

megasun1KBL Standup Tower

The Pure Energy Tower offers a perfect all around tan in an instant. Equipped with 52 x 230 watt lamps, this 10 minute session offers a burst of tanning power with occasional purified water mists to help keep you cool and refreshed. The KBL Tower features a central exhaust air system that leaves you feeling energized and ready to dive back into your busy schedule.

Stop by to tan in the strongest stand-up in the Lower Mainland!

VersaSpa Spray Tanning

Experience revolutionary spray tanning with VersaSpa applies a Perfect UV-FREE Sunless Tan EVERYTIME!

  • spray tanGuaranteed Bronze Colour (NO ORANGE!)
  • Guaranteed Flawless Results
  • 4 Levels of Sunless Colour
  • EZ-2-Breathe Technology
  • Comfort Dry System
  • As seen on E’s show Sunset Tan

 

“Health Benefits of Tanning”

BENEFITS: POSITIVE EFFECTS OF UV EXPOSURE

Heliotherapy… The Positive Effects of the Sun
We all know that the sun can make us feel happier and more relaxed. Vitamin D sufficiency, along with diet and exercise, has emerged as one of the most important preventive factors in human health. Hundreds of studies now link vitamin D deficiency with significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer‚ as well as heart disease‚ osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and many other conditions and diseases.

Vitamin D Comes From the Sun
Sunlight is the best and only natural source of vitamin D. Unlike dietary or supplementary vitamin D, when you get your ‘D’ from sunshine your body takes what it needs, and de-metabolizes any extra. That’s critical – as vitamin D experts and many health groups now advocate 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily – five to ten times the old recommendations. Because too much ‘D’ from dietary supplements may cause the body to over-process calcium, nobody really knows for sure how much supplementary vitamin D is safe. On the other hand, sunlight-induced vitamin D doesn’t have that problem – it’s the way your body is intended to make it!

Nature’s Skin Protection
It is commonly known that our natural tanning process provides protection against burning. Unlike some sunscreens, a tan provides reliable, full-spectrum (UVA & UVB) protection from burning. Your natural tan offers protection that doesn’t rub, sweat or wear off the way sun screen lotion can. 

Prevention of Some Cancers 
People who live in regions with more sunlight have been found to have a lower incidence of death from ovarian, breast and colon cancers than those who live in places with less sunlight.

Vitamin D, Osteoporosis Prevention
Sunlight and sun-tanning beds that emit UVB are reliable sources of vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary for our bodies to use the calcium we get in our diet. This vitamin is found in few foods. One study showed that vitamin D was largely lacking in the fortified milk supply in the U.S. Your skin produces vitamin D naturally when exposed to sunlight. A sunscreen of SPF 8 or higher has been found to disable and halt the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D. 

Seasonal Depression Therapy
Sunlight and simulated sunlight “doses” are a successful treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as the “winter blues.” Sunlight and simulated sunlight exposure has been found to improve low winter moods. Indoor lighting, on the other hand, is generally perceived by the brain as near darkness. 

Reduce Symptoms of PMS
Exposure to bright light has been found to help alleviate some symptoms of Pre Menstrual Syndrome, such as mild depression and mood swings, irritability, physical discomfort, and social withdrawal. 

A Strong Biological Clock for Optimal Health
Having well-synchronized circadian rhythms, or biological clock, results in a better quality sleep, daytime alertness, and optimal health in general. The more sunlight exposure you get during the day, the more in-sync with your environment your circadian rhythms will be.

Psoriasis Treatment
Exposure to UV-light is commonly prescribed by doctors to alleviate the unsightly appearance and discomfort of psoriasis. Drugs such as psoralens have been developed to work in conjunction with UV-light treatments. Those with psoriasis should consult their doctor before proceeding with any treatment program. 

Jet Lag Prevention
“Doses” of sunlight or simulated sunlight timed carefully upon arrival in a new time zone, can re-set your body’s biological clock resulting in less day time drowsiness and better quality nighttime sleep.

Light Therapy May Combat Fungal Infections, New Evidence Suggests
The discovery in the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans further suggests that UV light therapy, in combination with anti-fungal drug treatments, might offer an effective method to combat a variety of fungal infections, particularly those of the skin or nails, said HHMI investigator Joseph Heitman, M.D., James B. Duke professor of molecular genetics and microbiology and medicine at Duke.

 

The Tanning Process

How the Tanning Process works:
Tanning takes place in the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis. About five percent of the cells in your epidermis are special cells called melanocytes. When these cells are exposed to ultraviolet B light (the “burning” rays), the melanocytes “swell up” and secrete melanin – the pigment which is ultimately responsible for your tan. The pinkish melanin travels up trough the germinative layer and is absorbed by other skin cells. When exposed to ultraviolet A light (the “tanning” rays), the melanin oxidizes (rusts) and becomes darker. This darkening is your skin’s way of protecting itself against too much UV light. This is called tanning, and the cells continue being pushed upward, toward the horny layer (top layer of skin) of the epidermis.

Heredity dictates how much melanin your body’s melanocytes naturally will produce, since everyone has basically the same number of melanocytes. For example, the skin of African Americans contains enough melanin to create a black or brown skin color, while the skin of Caucasians will secrete much less melanin and is pale.

Avoiding overexposure is extremely important. Your tan should be acquired gradually, according to the guidelines prescribed by your salon professional. A sunburn occurs when too much ultraviolet light reaches the skin and disrupts the tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Remember, moderate UV exposure is the key to enjoying the positive benefits of the sun while avoiding overexposure!

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Why does a tan fade?
Cells in the epidermis’ germinative layer (also called the living epidermis) are constantly reproducing and pushing older cells upward toward the horny layer (dead epidermis), where they are sloughed off in about one month. As your skin replaces its cells, the cells laden with melanin fall off. In order to maintain your tanned look, your cells must be continually exposed to UV light so melanin production can continue.