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.
$29 for a Futuristic-Spa Package ($351 Value)
Packages include three Hydro Massages, which help reduce stress while providing relief from minor aches (a $117 value); three Luminous facials to reduce appearance of sun damage (a $117 value); and three Hydro-Derma Fusion treatments with nutrient-enriched steam (a $117 value).
The luminous facial’s effects can be maximized with an optional product pack not included in the value of this Groupon.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.