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 today's Groupon: for $20, you get up to seven spa services over the course of one week at Planet Beach Contempo Spa in Latham (a $294 value).
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station in which machines administer all services and humans exist solely to be pampered. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry at the beauty of its handiwork. Discover the therapeutic benefits of hydro massage or the advanced techniques of Lumiere facials, which use red-light therapy and topical skincare products to increase natural collagen production, augment the skin's natural healing powers, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Hydro-Derma fusion unites heat with nutrient-swollen steam, improving skin tone and texture, purifying pores and strengthening the elasticity of the skin to better deflect hockey pucks. Groupon holders can also spend time getting golden with a Mystic Tan session, which darkens pallid pelts with an even airbrushing of UV-free tanning mist laden with aloe vera and antioxidants.
With an unbridled week of services, clients can take advantage of automated beautification on their own time. A staff of helpful spa assistants is on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and play acoustic-guitar ballads by request.