Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish your life vehicle with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a week of services at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (up to a $273 value). Choose between two locations: Modesto or Riverbank.
Planet Beach relaxes and rejuvenates clients with an array of spa services bestowed in tranquil private rooms. This package grants customers their choice of one treatment each day for an entire week. A hydro-derma fusion treatment employs infrared heat and steam to improve skin tone and texture and cleanse pores (a $39 value). At the Riverbank location, noses crinkle in delight with the UMO facial (a $39 value), during which an aesthetician applies a Gamma PGA mist, a hydrating compound that improves skin and smoothes fine lines resulting from aging, sun damage, or snuggling with potato mashers. Guests can opt for a Mystic spray tan one time during the week to kiss bodies with a UV-free golden hue that lasts 5–7 days (a $29 value). A UV therapy session exposes clients to UV light (a $12–$15 value), shown to benefit both the body and mind, as well as scare off bogeymen lackeys who prefer to stay in the dark.
Planet Beach Spa
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. 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.