Solarius Spa 32 Years of History
Scott Bushey founded Solarius Spa, originally known as Sun Center of America, in September of 1985 with a vision of enhancing the guest experience, the enlightened application of light. Providing convenient, comfortable and innovative sun tanning technologies, Solarius Spa was the first of its kind and continues today to lead the industry with innovative services, beautiful facilities, and an unmatched guest experience.
Established in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Solarius Spa positioned itself to provide services to guests whom prefer a sophisticated lifestyle. As an early leader in the market, Solarius Spa was the first tanning facility to offer 30 minute tanning sessions, a 100% increase in efficiency over earlier tanning technologies allowing guests to obtain a tan in half the time of conventional systems of the day.
With its precedent set, Solarius Spa continued to maintain market dominance by adding new equipment, becoming the first to introduce 20 minute tanning sessions, then 12 minute tanning sessions, and Mystic Tan automated sunless tanning. With each new technology Solarius Spa work towards saving our guests’ time, allowing them to tan with fewer visits and providing a more enjoyable experience. The addition of new technologies also provided a wider range of price points allowing Solarius to provide services to a larger market.
In 1993 Solarius Spa introduced designer sunglasses, international brands like Prada, Gucci, and Versace, giving Solarius an additional advantage in the market, raising its level of brand recognition, and further distancing the competition. As business grew the facility did too, expanding the original location from eight rooms to 15, and adding a second Solarius Spa location.
In June of 2000 the second facility opened with improved design elements, staff systems, guest accommodations and a proven concept. With a second location added and systems in place, founder, Scott Bushey was free to pursue the vision of Solarius Spa introducing an entirely new look and feel to the Solarius brand and opening the door for a wider range of spa services and light therapy treatments.
In March of 2008 a third location was added to the Albuquerque market. With a new emphasis on guest experience, Solarius pushes the limits with facility design, technology, and newly executed spa services by providing an emphasis on light therapy for anti-aging and age reversal.
Stop in to experience Solarius and you’ll understand why we are the 21st Century Spa.
"My favorite treatment is the Wellness Pod, because I know I am caring for my mental and physical health. My skin has never felt so good!"