The best way to lie in a tanning bad is on one's back, with the canopy closed, and the face positioned directly beneath the bulbs. Periodic repositioning helps ensure an even tan.
To avoid crease lines, Magnum Tanning recommends that tanners start with both arms stretched above their heads and their legs slightly separated. Moving the arms and legs during the session helps avoid crease lines and pressure points. Pressure points, such as the tail bone and shoulder blades, are places where the body rests too heavily on the bed to tan properly. Sunburst Tanning Co. suggests that tanners raise their shoulders and move side to side several times during the tanning session to expose these areas to the tanning lamps.