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 $49, you get a Contempo Spa package, consisting of three massages (opt for three Therasage massages, three Hydro massages, or a combination of the two), three Luminous facials, and three Hydro-Derma fusion treatments at Planet Beach (a $360 value) in Petaluma.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Heat and water team up in the Hydro massage, an advanced massage bed that uses water pressure to soothe tense muscles in the same way that a wave pool soothes a store-bought seashell. The Therasage massage targets pressure points along the spine and implements far-infrared heat to promote relief from back and joint pain and fatigue. Relaxed bodies then recline for the Luminous facial, an FDA-approved skincare treatment that combines light therapy with topical skin products, reducing wrinkles, stimulating cellular renewal, and instilling pores with the ability to sense danger. Water awakens the skin’s buried nutrients in the Hydro-Derma fusion, a moisturizing treatment that leaves the skin nourished, rejuvenated, and prone to singing snippets of Broadway tunes.
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.