A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. 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.
Signature Service: Massage and facial
Brands Used: Skin Care for Life
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
The walls are cocoa-colored, the music is soft, and the massage table is adjustable for those who can not lay flat but would love to enjoy a massage. Close your eyes and relax: you're forgiven for falling asleep.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I was in the nursing field for about 20 years. I wanted to do something more rewarding. I wanted a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of life.
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