Anuschka Jivan Wellness takes holistic healing seriously. The massage center espouses a philosophy that considers environmental stewardship an integral aspect of holistic wellness; after all, the earth—with its interconnected web of goings-on—is also an organism that needs caring for. This philosophy guides all aspects of the therapists’ practice, from their use of all-natural, cruelty-free products to their tradition of massaging the wooden knots out of neighborhood trees. They draw on their knowledge of international wellness techniques during soothing ayurvedic treatments that include abhyangam ritualistic massages and heat therapy with herbal oil. Jivan’s signature serenity massage combines Eastern stretches and acupressure with Western strokes and hot stones. This fusion of modalities exemplifies a willingness to seek out the most effective practices from diverse cultures to best relieve muscular tension. Each treatment takes place in a private, secluded room within a spa space whose warm reds, earthy tones, and lush indoor vegetation facilitate a relaxed mindset.
At Youthtopia Med Spa, a skin-rejuvenation and total-body-wellness facility, an experienced mix of dietitians, registered nurses, and aestheticians helps to boost patrons' beauty with technology-driven treatments and professional skincare products. From among a wide menu of services, the staff whittles physiques with laser-lipo systems, turns back facial time clocks with medical peels and injectables, and hides evidence of coffee rings with teeth-whitening treatments.
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Paul Mitchell The School Esani is the starting point for scores of now well-established salon stylists. As an institution for careers in cosmetology, skincare, and makeup, the school holds its students to the highest of standards as it educates them on everything from the technical to professional aspects of the beauty industry. The scissor-happy student body receives hands-on industry experience inside a 20,000-square-foot school facility, located just north of Atlanta. Guests in need of anything from a cut and color to a Dermalogica skin treatment can stop by the school to receive their services from a passionate burgeoning stylist. The school was recognized in Modern Salon's 2011 Excellence in Education awards for its placement, facilities, and culture, among other categories.
Drawing from a shelf filled with natural products from Decleor and REN, the friendly, client-focused staffers at Illuminations Spa work to bestow guests with glowing complexions and relaxed demeanors without using harsh or harmful substances. Chemical-free lotions and soothing aromatherapy enhance seven types of massages, each customized to fit a client’s particular issue, whether that’s sore muscles or deep-set knots. An organic neroli-and-grapefruit cream with an exfoliating guérande salt balm lays the foundation for one of more than five body treatments, and face treatments fight signs of aging by firming the skin with acupressure and lymphatic-drainage-massage techniques.
Spa Sydell traces its roots to 1982, when it opened in Buckhead with a vision of helping Atlantans ease away tension and escape the pressures of daily life. More than 30 years later, Spa Sydell has grown to seven locations while continuing its commitment to providing each customer with personalized attention to ensure superior service and quality.
Each of the spa’s outposts exhibits a unique personality—the larger facilities echo with the sounds of water trickling down fountain displays, soothing scents permeate the air, tropical flowers are placed with care, and the more intimate boutique locations host private treatment rooms in which botanical fragrances couple with the sounds of orchestral twee pop. Regardless of the locale, expect a relaxing, personalized massage experience in which a therapist tends to your individual aches and pains with soothing strokes. During facials, the spa’s aestheticians blend signature products individually selected and previously tested on the CEO.
Medical director Dr. Peter Ulbrich applies his extensive knowledge of beauty-related medicine as he masterfully captains the aesthetically driven staff at Georgia Aesthetic Med Spa. The team of specialists and technicians follow through on their mission to achieve lasting, beauty-boosting results with a menu of clinical facials, injectables, and laser treatments, all of which send wrinkles, acne, and body hair into retreat. Their services also include holistic therapies such as massages that ease the pains of a long work week as a human wrecking ball.
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