Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish attention on your life vehicle with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a week of services at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (up to a $273 value). Choose from the following locations: Modesto or Riverbank. Groupon buyers may use one service per day, with a limit of one Mystic Spray–tan session for the week. This deal is not valid for teeth-whitening services.
Planet Beach relaxes and rejuvenates clients with spa services administered by machines in private rooms. Clients climb inside the pod-like hydro-derma fusion chamber for a treatment that employs infrared heat and steam to improve skin tone and texture and cleanse pores (a $39 value). At the Riverbank location, moisture floods skin banks during the UMO facial (a $39 value), which mists the hydrating compound Gamma PGA over mugs to smooth the fine lines that result from aging, sun damage, or sleeping on waffle irons. UV therapy (a $12–$15 value) sends ultraviolet rays showering down on skinscapes in an effort to boost serotonin levels and scare off bogeymen who fear the light. A Mystic Spray tan kisses bodies with a UV-free golden hue that lasts five to seven days (a $29 value).
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.