In the Dark Ages, princesses exfoliated with Fabergé-egg dust and filed fingernails on the edges of gold doubloons. Revel in more modern and luxurious beauty treatments with this Groupon.
- $21 for three massages, three luminous facials and three hydro-derma fusion treatments ($351 value)
Clients submit their faces to the healing rays of a luminous light-therapy facial that, when combined with topical products and dietary supplements, fosters a healthy, younger-looking appearance. The infrared heat and nutrient-infused steam of a hydro-derma fusion pod cossets bodies for 20 minutes, hydrating the epidermis, cleansing pores, and boosting collagen production. Clients can also indulge in the stress-relieving effects of a hydro-massage bed, which uses water pressure and heat to relax fully clothed guests.
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.