The body stands up to gravity’s bullying every day, while the mind and soul leisurely spend their time playing sudoku and filling up on chicken soup. Give bodies a week off with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one week of unlimited spa sessions at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (up to a $220 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations on 98th Street and 19th Street.
During the week of membership, buyers gain unlimited access to all of the Relax, Glow, and Renew treatments listed under the services tab on each location’s website. While Groupon customers are free to schedule their own regimen and may repeat services if they like, a full week of treatments might include these seven services, listed with their values per session:
- Hydro Massage (a $30 value)
- Hydro-Derma Fusion body treatment (a $30 value)
- SlimCapsule session (a $30 value)
- Luminous facial (a $30 value)
- Whiter Image teeth whitening (a $30 value)
- Mystic Tan spray tanning (up to a $35 value)
- UV tanning (up to a $15 value); customers must wait 24 hours before repeating this treatment.
Planet Beach’s international franchises are futuristic relaxation stations where machines administer a spectrum of 20-minute spa and tanning services. Each machine is designed to play only songs from Cats and administer one service, such as sun-eschewing Mystic Tan—which uses aloe-vera-infused MagneTan technology that can keep bone bags glowing for up to seven days. The Luminous facial bathes mugs with light therapy and topical skincare products to soften the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. Achy bodies sprawl across a Hydro Massage bed, which double-teams tendons with heat and water pressure, melting tensions away as if they were chocolate bunnies hidden behind a radiator. Infrared heat and steam power the Hydro-Derma Fusion skin treatment, and LED lights create a dry, heated atmosphere inside the egg-like SlimCapsule to promote weight loss.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members either pay flat monthly rates or purchase individual packages, but this Groupon allows anyone to take advantage of these select Rube Goldberg–style beautification services. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first timers to use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable.
Planet Beach Spray and Spa
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Spray and 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.