About Us

Altima Tan and Massage, located at 2891 East Waterloo Road in Akron, became a reality after salon owner Tim Freeman had a negative experience with tanning back in 2007. Freeman said he was going on a cruise and was encouraged to visit a local tanning salon beforehand, where he bought a one-month tanning package. “I can’t really describe how disappointed I was with my tanning experience except to say that people deserved better,” he said. “Right then and there I decided I wanted to give them just that.” With national pride being forefront in his mind, Freeman made it a point to buy tanning beds that were made in America. “With all of the jobs that are lost to foreign labor, I felt it was important to take a stand here and support the workers of our country,” he said. “That, along with their superior quality and having the best warranty in the industry, is why I purchased my beds from ETS Tan.”

Offering 5 levels of tanning, Altima Tan and Massage carries a full line of tanning beds, including the Sunvision Elite, SunStar 332, SuperStar 332+, Solaris 442, SolarForce 648 and SolarForce 652V. These beds are powered by Wolff® system lamps and have advanced after-tan cooling systems.

The salon also carries skin products and lotions by New Sunshine LLC. . They manufacture indoor tanning lotions like Australian Gold, Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty and California Tan. Their products produce optimum results when chosen and our trained professionals can recommend one that fits your tanning needs and objectives.

All employees go through extensive training from the International SMART TAN Network and are certified by the Indoor Tanning Association which gives each employee in-depth instruction on all aspects of the tanning industry.

Freeman said he also focuses on cleanliness and the atmosphere of the salon. “When customers come into our salon, I hope the first thing they notice is how clean it is because the absolute first expectation a client has of a tanning salon is cleanliness,” he said. “The next thing I hope they will feel is our inviting atmosphere. Our rooms are the largest in the area and we have decorated them with bright, cheerful colors with a beautiful wood-grained floor. We really want our customers to feel at home.”
Why not see for yourself. Stop in soon and experience the difference of an Altima Tan…