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 deal: for $20, new members get one week of unlimited spa services (up to a $250 value) at Planet Beach Contempo Spa's El Paseo De Saratoga location.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV tanning booths are available ($13–$17 value per session) along with Mystic spray tanning ($30 per session) for a light butterscotch topping. Advanced spa services, such as hydrodermafusion, sauna time, and LED facials ($40 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members pay for packages or flat monthly rates. With a week of services, this Groupon allows anyone to take advantage of Rube Goldberg–style beautification on his or her own time frame. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call ahead to make appointments; services are subject to availability.
Yelpers give Planet Beach four stars:
- I don't know how many calories I have burned, but my skin looks the best it ever has! – Malia V.
- The staff was incredibly sweet, knowledgeable, and helpful in picking out both products and services. – J C.
- I've dealt with their manager on one occasion and she was a total peach. Again, love, love, love! – Whitney H.
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 massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
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.