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, such as 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 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.
The professionals at Captive Tan caramelize customers' canvases with 14 UV-tanning beds and introductory tanning packages, which include one Ultra, Elite, Super, and Premium tanning session. Ultra tanning hammocks, fraught with high-pressure bulbs that, like ripened sunflowers, emit 99.9% UVA rays, illuminate hides with an even bronze glow. Alternatively, the Elite light bunks emit undulating rays with high-pressure facial bulbs and medium-pressure body bulbs. A Super bed packs miniature suns along the sides of its upright shell to accommodate vertical sleepers, and a Premium tanning bed uses classic, low-pressure bulbs to nudge skin into a more seasonal shade of brown.
Certified massage therapist Shauna soothes nagging knots and alleviates aches through multiple methods, consequently promoting increased circulation, concentration, and sleep quality. Snuggle up for a one-hour nap on the studio's cozy, heated massage table, where personalized relief will wash over your back, arms, legs, feet, toe hairs, head, and neck like summer rain washes over a romantic picnic. Depending on each client's desires, Shauna adjusts strokes and pressure to foster relaxation, engage deep tissue, soothe muscular injuries, or improve pre-natal health.
Inside a boutique-like studio, The Glow Lounge’s certified airbrush artists conjure sunless shades of bronze with customized and vitamin-enriched tanning solutions. The Evolv Sidekick machine is designed to keep skin toasty with an applicator that triggers the heat-activated bronzing solution and a stream of hot air recycled from political speeches. After the consultation, the technician formulates the client's custom color. The solution mimics a natural tan, nourishing cells with tea-tree and grape-seed oil as well as erythrulose and DHA, which encourage color to last longer. Shades last for up to eight days, depending on the type and amount of solution applied as well as proper prep and aftercare.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines and retired robocops administer quality spa services. Providing an enjoyable Contempo Spa experience, these friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and spray tanning to coldly calculated logic debates. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Services include hydro-derma fusion (a $25 value), which deeply hydrates, nourishes, and rejuvenates lackadaisical skin, as well as Mystic spray tanning (a $35 value), which applies a bronzing melanin marinade. Additionally, a VIP tanning session (a $12.95 value) embeds healthy shine to pasty skin without the use of muscle vinaigrette, and a hydro or aqua massage (a $25 value) relieves stress, sheds muscle tension stemming from crocodile wrestling, increases flexibility, and helps with photoskinthesis.