Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vitality Tanning Policies

Vitality Tanning Policies

Do not exceed recommended tanning times for your skin type.  Harebrained And Happy is not responsible for skin damages or burns that occur because of exceeding the recommended tanning time for your skin type.

Goggles must be worn at ALL TIMES while int he tanning bed.  Harebrained is not responsible for any eye damaged caused from unprotected tanning.

Children may not be left unattended.  If you need to bring your children, or cannot get a babysitter for your tanning session, we will be happy to watch your children while you tan for $2 per child, per session.  Or you may take your children into the tanning room with you if you prefer, but Harebrained and Happy is not responsible for exposure to children in the room.

The tanning bed is disinfected after each use by one of the owners.  Cleaner and paper towels will be provided if you wish to clean the bed for yourself before use for your own peace of mind.

The Vitality Tanning Bed is rated up to 290 lbs.  If your weight exceeds 290 lbs please do not use the tanning bed for your own safety.

If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before using the tanning bed.

No persons under the age of 17 will be allowed to tan without signed consent from a parent.

If you miss a tanning appointment without cancellation at least 2 hours prior to your visit it will count as one tan on your punch card.  We have limited hours, so it is important that others have the chance to use that time slot if you are unable to make your appointment.  Cancellation is simple and easy, simply go to the "schedule now" button on Facebook and change your appointment to "canceled."  Emergency situations will be evaluated if such a circumstance causes the need for a sudden cancellation.

If you are more than 5 minutes late for you appointment and there is someone else in the time slot after you, you will be considered a no show.  If you want to wait for another available time slot that day you may use your session then, but if you do not wish to wait your punch card will be punched as if you used your session.

If the guidelines for using the tanning bed (wearing goggles, setting tan times for longer than recommended, etc.) are violated, tanning will be suspended for the card holder and a refund will not be given for unused tanning sessions.

No appointments or cancellations by phone.  During business hours booking appointments is just not possible for me.   You can email appointment requests or cancellations if you are not able to use Facebook, or text appointment requests or cancellations, but preferably please use the online scheduler found on the Vitality Tanning At Harebrained And Happy Facebook page.

Referral Rewards:  If you refer your friends or family to our tanning services, and they purchase a punch card for 10 or more sessions, you can receive one tanning session free.  We must be informed by the friend at the time of purchase, to give you the credit.  So be sure and tell anyone you refer to mention your name when buying their tanning sessions!

Please read the following and sign and print your name below if you agree:

I, (the client) understand that I am solely responsible for my tanning experience, and will not hold Harebrained And Happy liable for any misuse of the equipment provided.  I have read the above policies and will be in compliance with them during my tanning sessions.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tanning Q&A

What is the main difference between regular tanning beds and the Vitality Tanning System?

Q:  Aren’t tanning beds bad for you?

A:  Two problems that traditional tanning beds have is the two different types of radiation that they emit.  The first one is X-rays, which are emitted by the ends of both bulbs.  X-rays of course are linked to cancer, and may contribute to studies that show higher rates of skin cancer in people that frequent tanning beds.  This occurs with any fluorescent bulb, however, the x rays can be shielded with led wrapped around the last inch of the bulb.  
The second is EMF waves emitted by the magnetic ballast used for most all of the traditional tanning beds on the market today.  These magnetic ballasts give off the humm that you hear in the tanning bed.  The EMF decreases the further you are away from the ballast, but in tanning beds one is only several inches away from the magnetic ballast.  In the Vitality Tanning system, there are no magnetic ballasts, but instead electronic one, which do not emit the EMF waves.

Q:  Doesn’t tanning or being in the sun cause skin cancer?

A:  Sunscreen contains large amounts of chemicals known to be highly carcinogenic, but medical practitioners still insist that you lather yourself in it to “protect” from skin cancer caused by the sun.  However research indicates there is more evidence that sunscreen can cause skin cancer than the sun itself.  Individuals who have been severely sunburned do have a higher risk of skin cancer, so it is important to slowly work up to higher levels of exposure from the sun, so that your body has time to assimilate the rays, and build up a base tan to prevent burning.  Also studies show that vitamin D deficiency doubles your risk of cancer.  It seems the incidents of cancer has gone up drastically as the push to stay out of the sun has continued.  

Q:  What is the difference in the light produced by regular tanning beds and the Vitality Tanning System?

A:  Most conventional tanning beds produce primarily UVA rays, and a small amount of UVB rays.  UVA rays are the rays primarily involved in the skin tanning, while UVB rays are the light rays responsible for producing vitamin D in the skin.  Doctors support that the best way for your body to absorb vitamin D is not through pill form or liquid form, but from UVB light from the sun or a safe tanning bed.
The Vitality Tanning System produces UVA, UVB, Infrared, Blue, and Red light.

Q:  What is Infrared light and what does it do?

A:  Studies have proven that infrared light brings wound healing and pain relief for scars, arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, sinusitis, tennis elbow, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel, inflammation, edema, skin care and the list goes on and on.  It is often administered to prevent scar tissue formation, inflammation and degenerative osteoarthritis.  For more info on Infrared light, please visit our facebook page and view the video posted on our wall, where an MD explains infrared in more detail.  

Q:  Blue light and what does it do?

A:  Blue light therapy is used to treat acne, eczema, and other skin disorders.  Unlike most traditional acne treatments that sit on the surface of the skin and cause irritation, blue light therapy gently penetrates below the surface to eliminate the bacteria at the source.  The blue light interacts with the bacteria causing it to self-destruct.

Q: What is Red light and what does it do?  

A:  The primary function of red light is to accelerate wound healing, stimulate collagen production, and aid in fading sunspots and hyper pigmentation.  
The bulbs in the Vitality Tanning Bed that are directly over the face and neck are exclusively blue and red light, thus not only reducing the aging that can be caused by UVA and UVB exposure, but also stimulating collagen production, thus helping reduce wrinkles, acne, and age spots.  
Red light therapy also has demonstrated effectiveness in treating rosacea and eczema, and helps maintain your skins elasticity and firmness while helping refine texture and smooth lines.
When used together, Blue and Red light can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring, and heal the existing acne lesions that have formed under the skin.  It is also used as an anti-aging and skin rejuvenation tool.

These are the main differences between traditional tanning beds, and our Vitality Tanning System.  If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us at any time!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Get your Vitamin D on!

I'm adding a new element to the store!
As most of you know, I'm a Texas girl, and boy does this Texas girl miss the sun!  Especially in the 11 months of winter we get here.  (ok maybe a little exaggeration, but not much!)
The dark days, the low vitamin D levels, the cold, it all adds up to make winters pretty long for this sunshine loving girl!
But what options are there really when living in northern climates?  There is the ever present vitamin D pills which help some, but studies show that it is not nearly as effective as simply getting a little sun.  There is traditional tanning beds, which while they are warm and happy they also emit all kinds of negative cancer causing rays and x-rays, so these days for some health conscious people tanning beds are pretty taboo.
Dr.  Mercola has come up with a healthier option for keeping a healthy glow, and getting your vitamin d levels higher.  Also, this bed has other health benefits such as Infrared, and red and blue light.
These beds are different from regular tanning beds in many ways, one of which is they have electric ballasts on the bulbs, while normal tanning beds have magnetic ballasts causing your body to be subject to x-rays while you are tanning.  Also, these specially designed bulbs block many of the harmful skin cancer causing rays that most tanning beds produce in abundance.  For more information, please read the article below.  Or google "Dr. Mercola Vit D Tanning Bed"
I'm excited about the many health benefits other than just the vit d and tanning.  Easing muscle pain and spasms with the infrared, reducing inflammation etc.  So whether you just love having a great tan and want to do it in a healthier way for your skin, or you are looking to ease the winter blues, or maybe just struggle with chronic pain, I'm excited to say in a couple weeks this new bed will be down at the store and ready to be used, so stop by and check it out!

"Relax Under the Glow of 4 Health-Enhancing Lights"

Enjoy Vitamin D Producing UVB, Infrared, Red and Blue Light 
with the Vitality Home Tanning Bed

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that can make a world of difference for your heart health, bones, skin, immunity and even your mood. It's so important, that your body produces it naturally when sunlight comes in contact with your skin. In reality, you are your own Vitamin D producing machine! But without enough outdoor sun exposure, it's hard to maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D all year round. I live in Chicago for the most part of the year, so believe me, I know how difficult it can be to enjoy sunshine during colder months.
3 Types of Beneficial Light Rays
Get the Triple Support of All 4 Types of
Beneficial Light Rays: Vitamin D
Producing UVB, Infrared, Red and Blue
Simultaneously -- While You're Lying
Down Relaxing
For lack of an effective, convenient solution, most people take the problem of Vitamin D Deficiency lying down. This accounts for the sad state of many people's health. The dangers of low Vitamin D levels, such as depression, autism and even cancer, are just too serious to ignore.
Fortunately, there are convenient solutions available to you, and I'm about to show you one that you can actually take - lying down or standing up, if you prefer!
It's the Mercola Vitality Home Tanning System, a complete tanning system that utilizes UVB rays to stimulate natural Vitamin D production in your body. It's made even better than conventional tanning beds because it has two more beneficial types of light which are red and infrared light.
With your Mercola Vitality Home Tanning Bed, you'll enjoy:
  • The benefits of UV rays that help your body produce just the right amount of vitamin D, without overdose.
  • Red light in the 633 nm range to reverse wrinkles and help give you more youthful skin.
  • Infrared light to provide temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and spasm -- and improve blood circulation.
  • The convenience, privacy, and cleanliness of getting your tanning and health-enhancing light in the comfort of your own town.
  • The newest technology in indoor tanning systems, which is far more advanced than the often-outdated equipment in tanning parlors.
Getting a tan in the Vitality Tanning System model of your choice is bound to be a favorite health and relaxation activity throughout the year.
Vitamin D Council
Recommended by the Vitamin D Council
Scientists at the Vitamin D Council agree that both children and adults should have a Vitamin D level of 50 ng/ml all year-round. They recommend the use of any Mercola Tanning Systems as a safe and effective way to help you achieve natural levels of Vitamin D. The Vitamin D Council is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to educate the public about Vitamin D deficiency and how to prevent it.