Silver Sun Tan's variety of UV- and sunless-tanning equipment earned it the title of No. 1 Tanning Salon in the Athens Banner-Herald's 2013 Best of Athens Readers’ Choice awards. Certified staffers point patrons to traditional beds or the open design of the high-pressure SunBoard XTT system, which allows tanners to move limbs freely or practice levitating, and Mystic Tans as a UV-free option. The team also enhances self-confidence with the InShapeMD doctor-guided medical weight-loss program.
Since 2003, New Image Medical Aesthetic Center's Dr. Gregory Zengo has been drawing on his expertise in noninvasive treatments to beautify bodies from the inside and out. Through training, he's kept abreast of the latest techniques for Botox, mesotherapy, and vein treatments, and has even combined the techniques of several leading experts—including Dr. Jeff Klein, the inventor of tumescent liposuction—to create his own office-based treatment for fat reduction. Whether skimming off years or inches from bodies, Dr. Zengo is directly involved every step of the way.
His hands-on dedication to beauty has also been the guiding force for his physicians training program, through which he has been sharing his aesthetic skills since 2006. Dr. Zengo has trained more than 400 physicians since the program's inception, giving others the benefit of his keenness for spider-vein injections, natural hormone balancing, and the GPS coordinates of the fountain of youth.
Whether treating chronic muscle pain or simply helping clients leave life's myriad stressors behind, licensed massage therapist Nkosi Moyo soothes ailing bodies at his tranquil practice. Bestowed with a Reader's Choice 2013 award for best massage from the Athens Banner-Herald, his site-specific massages home in on particularly achy areas of the body??such as shoulders or legs??and his Swedish massages dissipate pain with gentle, flowing strokes. Nkosi customizes clients' massages based on if the client needs pain and tension relief, in which case they are encouraged to select the lotion-free option. Clients hoping for light pressure should opt for the Swedish massage while those looking to ease pain and tension may consider a dry hydro massage.
Georgia Medical Massage's seven professional therapists don't believe massage is just a luxury or a way to relax; they view it as a medical necessity. Proficient in both indulgent and therapeutic types of massage, the staff at Georgia Medical Massage can combat both stress and pain, like an ice pack that murmurs hushed lullabies. In addition to the company’s signature medical massage, it also offers Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and sports massages. The newly expanded, spa-like facility includes six different treatments rooms that make it easy to schedule appointments and means only one of the seven dwarves can't get a massage.
After massage therapist Cassidy Knotts graduated from Spa Luna Holistic School in Maui, Hawaii, she honed her craft in Alaska, Colorado, and Thailand before moving to Georgia—a travel itinerary that would make Magellan jealous. Though she focuses on Hawaiian lomi lomi massage and aromatherapy, she also offers pre-natal massage and enjoys working with moms- and dads-to-be. In an effort to practice what she preaches, Cassidy often exercises outdoors—a habit that keeps her healthy and able to massage knots out of tense trees.
Under the gaze of Buddha statues, Casey Brown combines organic skin care products and signature massages and facials for entirely soothing spa experiences. In taking hot stone massages to the next level, she eschews traditional basalt rocks for antimicrobial copper, which can boost collagen production and reduce inflammation.