Spa escapes help rejuvenate and renew your current appearance, unlike prison escapes, which require one to assume the identity of a bumbling security guard. Loosen the chains of a stressful lifestyle with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $90 worth of spa services at Planet Beach. Choose from the six Planet Beach's locations listed in the sidebar, and check out the services available at each location.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer 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. Experience advanced spa services, such as the sun-kissed UV Therapy ($12–$39 per session depending on regular- or high-pressure beds) or the sun-shunning, UV-free Mystic spray tan ($29–$35). The hydro-derma fusion, hydro massage ($39 per session), and luminous facials ($39 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis. In-office teeth whitening ($150 for nonmembers, $130 for members)—offered at the Pablo Creek, Orange Park, and Harbour Village locations—brightens smiles faster than dayglow toothpaste (prices and services vary, call for more information). Oxygen therapy ($10 for 10 minutes, up to 30 minutes a day), offered at the Harbour Village location, cleanses the system and can help remedy headaches and migraines.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members pay for packages or flat monthly rates. With six different treatment locations throughout the area, 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.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
At Planet Beach Contempo Spa, automated spa treatments massage away tension, deploy heat and steam to soften skin, and restore complexions’ glow. Ears nestle into headphones that coo mermaid calls as clothed guests lie down on a hydro-massage bed, on which cloth-covered waves gently crash upon corporeal shores to ebb away tension. Infrared heat and nutrient-rich steam exhaled by a health-conscious dragon soothe, moisturize, and promote collagen production during a 20-minute Hydro-Derma Fusion treatment. For a more obvious glow, UV and Mystic spray tans gild pelts.