A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
D'vine Touch's licensed staff of muscle-molders eases muscle tension with a barrage of tranquilizing techniques. Relieve headaches and anxiety with a traditional Swedish massage ($65), or dive to deeper dermal depths with a deep-tissue massage ($75), which snuffs out aches and subcutaneous scuffles between warring tendon factions. D'vine Touch's knead-centered services aide in deeper breathing, increase immune system function, and help clear the mind of stress and inconsequential laws of nature.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that sculpts wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. All cuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products. With today's deal, tired tresses will also be treated to a moisture-melding deep-conditioning treatment to seal in shine and undo dryness and damage from sandbox headstands. After stray strands are snipped away, the lush remaining locks are blown dry as hair is sculpted into an irresistibly manicured mane. Each of Fantastic Sams’ confidence-renewal centers is staffed with follicle fanatics who will whisk worries away with precision and kindness.
Licensed wellness virtuoso Brett Evans helms an arsenal of rubdown techniques to rejuvenate tense muscles and weary minds. After a pretreatment consultation divulges patients' general health history, body aches, and childhood phobias, clients slip onto a cozy massage table for a 60-minute sigh-inducing rubdown. During the massage, the specialist will unleash a series of pressurized strokes and plunging kneads, sending localized waves of tension-melting relaxation throughout pain-riddled areas. After the soothing session, clients can revel in decreased anxiety and may experienced enhanced sleep and a level of concentration rivaled only by a focused can of grape juice.
The pampering professionals at Studio des Amis inspire beauty and relaxation with an array hair and facial waxing services. During a studio cut for women ($35+), men ($18+), or children ($20+), skilled stylists scrub, trim, and style unruly manes. Strands once obscured by split ends suddenly illuminate after full ($90+) or partial ($75+) highlights, and lackluster locks stand up for special occasions with a formal styling ($55+). Waxing removes unwanted fuzz, as an expert aesthetician shuttles away offending hairs to form arched eyebrows ($20) and smooth upper lips ($20) or chins ($20) with the simultaneous vigor and gentleness of a passive-aggressive bouncer. Although this Groupon is not valid for products, guests will receive 15% off all after-care products purchased at the time services are redeemed, including organic selections from Eufora,