Tanning Systems

Look healthy and glowing all-year-round.

What is indoor tanning?

Indoor tanning systems, like these, offer the same benefits as the sun but in a controlled environment, offering you the opportunity to develop a healthy tan much faster and require less time for your body to be exposed to UV rays.

Sunbeds with tanning tubes

Tanning Tubes

Maximising the suns benefits while minimising risk

Compared to outdoor tanning, indoor tanning techniques are much faster and require less time for your body to be exposed to UV rays.

Improved appearance and mood

Exposure to sunlight has been linked to improved energy and elevated mood. The belief that people look better with a tan may partially explain this phenomenon. A report on the tanning attitudes of young adults found that 81% of individuals in 2007 felt that a tan improved appearance, whereas only 58% of individuals in 1968 held the same belief.

Increased levels of Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and is one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health.

It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, causing the vessels to widen. In this way, nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure and helps increase the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to working muscles during exercise, thus enhancing exercise performance.

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