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 today's Groupon: for $25, you get one week of unlimited spa services and one Mystic Tan session (up to a $175 value) at Planet Beach Contempo Spa. This Groupon is valid only at the spa's Shreveport and Airline Plaza locations.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station in which machines administer all services. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Discover the techniques of hydro massage, Lumiere facials, or red-light therapy, which uses heat and natural light to galvanize collagen production and moisture, augment the skin's natural healing powers, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Hydro-derma fusion unites heat with nutrient-swollen steam, seeking to improve skin tone and texture, purify pores, stimulate collagen, and strengthen the elasticity of the skin to better deflect hockey pucks. Groupon holders can also spend time getting golden during one Mystic spray-tan session, which darkens pallid pelts with an even airbrushing of UV-free tanning mist laden with aloe vera and antioxidants.
With an unbridled week of services, clients can take advantage of Rube Goldberg–style beautification on their own time. A staff of helpful spa assistants is on hand to answer questions, help first timers use the machines, and play acoustic-guitar ballads by request.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
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.