Like an iceberg, beauty mostly resides below the surface, but only its visible portion can gain the attention of an ocean liner. Look shipshape with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a spa package at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (a $351 total value). This Groupon is valid at the location on Orion Drive. The package includes:
- Four hydro-derma-fusion body treatments (a $156 value)
- Three hydro massages (a $117 value)
- Two luminous facials (a $78 value)<p>
At Planet Beach, clients drop into automated spa equipment that enables them to self-administer skin and body treatments. Like a full-body turtleneck, the pod used in the Hydro-Derma Fusion treatment encases clients from the neck down, allowing them to experience the moisturizing might of far-infrared heat and dense steam enriched with nutrients. Guests luxuriate inside the vibrating hydro-bed for 20 to 25 minutes as botanical nourishment and vitamins seep into the body and toxins ease their way out. The cushioned surface of the Hydro Massage bed cradles patrons as their bodies imbibe the heat and water pressure that swirls beneath, which dilutes tension while augmenting flexibility. Visitors spark the luminous facial by glazing skin with topical elixirs, then bask beneath the glow of a light therapy module that targets dark circles, signs of aging, and underperforming chlorophyll.
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 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.