Like a collector and his comic books, the body amasses toxins over time, all the while harboring a secret wish to someday become radioactive. Keep superhero hopes at bay today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a detoxifying package at Planet Beach Contempo Spa in Deer Park (a $165 value). The package includes the following:
- Two 20-minute hydromassage sessions and two 20-minute infrared-sauna sessions (a $156 value)
- Two disposable sauna suits (a $9 value)<p>
Planet Beach Contempo Spa’s Deer Park outpost extricates toxins and eases tension with soothing stints in hydromassage and infrared-sauna booths. To begin the hydromassage session, clients recline into the pillowy warmth of a bright-purple waterbed-style cushion. Heated to a balmy 98 degrees, the bed’s automated whirlpool jets traverse the body, focusing on pressure points along the spine to coax out tension stemming from switching turns with a favorite riding horse. Bodies emerge relaxed, benefiting from increased circulation and range of motion. Meanwhile, far-infrared waves penetrate two to three inches beneath skin surfaces during private sauna sessions. The energy warms bodily tissues, ousting toxins without the uncomfortable humidity of traditional saunas or the awkwardness of an eviction notice taped to lymph nodes. Bodies often emerge boasting a brighter skin tone and diminished muscle pain. Oil enhancements, which can provide better detox results, are not included with today’s Groupon, but can be purchased for an extra $16.
Planet Beach Automated Spa
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Automated Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of 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 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.
20330 Deer Park Blvd.
Deer Park, Illinois 60010