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 $29, you get one week of spa services at Planet Beach Contempo Spa, with locations in Katy, Magnolia, Dickinson, and Montgomery as well as on Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer Road in Houston (up to a $250 value). Available services vary by location; see a complete list here. This Groupon gives customers access to two spa services per day, one UV tan per day, and one spray tan during seven consecutive days.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all services, which vary by location. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy (at the Katy, Magnolia, Dickinson, and Montgomery locations only) 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. Advanced spa services, such as hydro-derma fusion ($30/session), sauna time ($40/session), hydro massage ($40/session), and luminous facials ($40/session), provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that 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. Customers can call to make appointments; services are subject to availability.
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.