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.
Dr. Laci Theunissen of Dermatology at Bocage restores epidermal order to misbehaving faces with skin-salvaging Botox injections. Dr. Theunissen introduces the smoothing serum to facial areas etched by Father Time, slowing down hyperactive muscles and blocking nerve impulses. Results take up to 30 days to fully appear on the visage and injections may banish fine lines to a far-off land for up to four months. The non-surgical treatment requires little to no downtime, freeing patients to return to normal activities such as eating rainbow sherbet and grinding frozen rainbows into rainbow sherbet.