The burden of aches and pains makes it impossible for humans to run as fast as cheetahs, which is why the human diet is virtually devoid of gazelle meat. Keep fast food from getting away with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a skin-rejuvenation package at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (up to a $210 total value).
The package includes:
- One hydro-massage (a $39 value)
- One Cyber Relax massage (a $39 value)
- One Mystic spray tan or UV therapy (up to a $39 value)
- One hydro-dermafusion body treatment (a $39 value)
- One Luminous facial (a $39 value) and a facial packet (a $15 value)
Planet Beach Contempo Spa’s automated machines refresh and relax patrons in private rooms with massage, tanning, and a facial. As patrons ease into the Cyber Relax chair, robotic hands utilize 509 kneading combinations and 712 jujitsu grappling techniques to relieve tension and stress. Clients then recline on the hydro-massage bed, in which heated liquid applies pressure to spines. Bodies achieve bronze hues as UV lamps awaken slumbering skin with a sun kiss, or the Mystic tan serum spritzes a golden layer onto limbs. The hydro-dermafusion body treatment envelops clients in steam and infrared heat, prolonging tanning treatments, stimulating collagen, and purging pores of pollution and ingrown blades of grass. To conclude the robot-administered pampering, the Luminous facial’s system shines light pulses over mugs, tag-teaming with the facial-package products to knock out blemishes and fine lines.
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.