Shamara Long believes that her massages and organic facials are more than just temporary escapes from life’s daily stresses. A licensed therapist and the owner of Serenity Place Massage Solutions, Long views her spa’s treatments as catalysts for healthy lifestyles. She draws on her committed faith-based background to rejuvenate and replenish, in her own words, "the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies."
To best nurture these four aspects of being, Long relies on an extensive treatment menu that targets the skin as well as its underlying muscles. Her bodywork specialties include Swedish, prenatal, and Thai massages as well as a Serenity stretch treatment, whose stretching and compression exercises help athletes to run and cartwheel over goalposts more effectively. Organic massage lotions and oils aid in these treatments, just as professional Éminence Organic Skin Care products enhance the slate of facials and peels. Although Long’s spa blossoms with warm lighting and earthy tones conducive to spiritual healing, she can also haul her massage table to bridal parties and corporate gatherings.
The first time a parent hears his or her child's heartbeat can be life changing, and See Baby helps moms and dads remember that moment for the rest of their lives. In private rooms, experienced sonographers use 3D/4D ultrasound machines to record clear audio of a baby's heartbeat. They can even create a cuddly stuffed animal, which plays back the heartwarming sound and probably doesn't come to life when you turn your back. In addition to audio, the non-invasive device captures stunning pictures and video of the new son or daughter. Moments can then be burned on DVDs to share with friends and family. The sonographers also determine the baby's gender, though they can keep that info secret should parents prefer.
Dr. Brad S. Bootstaylor leads the team responsible for these visits. Dr. Bootstaylor also cares for expectant mothers with various perinatal services.
The demands of the modern world put strains on the skin and muscles not often experienced by humans in the past, so the aestheticians at Rejuvenate Spas tailor their services to treat these contemporary conditions. They offer power-napping rooms for quick afternoon breaks, as well as massages and chiropractic treatments designed to take on the ailments acquired from sitting too long at a computer or inside a giant robot. Yoga and meditation classes aid in reducing mental stress, whereas skin-cleansing facials remove airborne dirt and grime, diminish wrinkles, and banish other signs of aging.
Perhaps the most unusual tool in the spa’s arsenal, the Sanctorum Soundspa encloses patients in a shiatsu-massage recliner amid soothing natural aromas. Meanwhile, carefully selected soundscapes play over the speakers, massaging the brain through the eardrums while rollers inside the chair work on muscles.
Unlike many spas, Spa Medicine stocks its own signature soaps formulated to mitigate arthritis, balance dry or oily skin, or bolster the immune system. Their soaps aren’t the only way they strengthen clients’ immune systems: certified massage therapists ply their trade to abate maladies such as anxiety, muscle tension, and immune-system weakness. The staff’s arsenal includes such styles as Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, hot-stone, trigger-point, and prenatal massage, which they perform at their patients’ homes or in their industrial-style office. As sunlight pours through windows on two floors, they render sundry other specialties including facials, body wraps, and honey-sugar body scrubs, which brighten skin cells by exfoliating them and not by rubbing them with the well-polished large golden foot statuette that decorates the waiting area.
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Drawing on nearly three decades of coif clipping experience, Michael Azar helms a staff of experienced stylists behind the walls of a homey brick building. White, backlit shelves display high-end products, such as Goldwell and Pureology, a comprehensive color-care system made with vegan botanicals free of pesticides and harsh chemicals. While some stylists craft new coiffures with the latest techniques and adorn visages with shimmering layers of Mirabella makeup, others twirl tresses into bridal updos and extract unwanted hairs from the faces, bikini lines, and beach-bound kiwifruit with warm wax. Anne Marie, the salon's resident massage therapist, mends muscles with hot-stone, Hawaiian lomi lomi, and deep-tissue massages, and unblocks sound sensors with ear-candling therapy.:m]]
Before their stress-relieving treatments even begin, patrons at Spa Sydell sink into deep relaxation. Each of its six locations boasts trickling waterfalls, pleasant aromas wafting through the air, and beautiful tropical plants illuminated by soft lights. Inside the tranquil treatment rooms, the spa?s licensed estheticians and massage therapists?all of whom must pass intense training processes in the spa's signature techniques?further relax clients with a variety of services that rejuvenate the mind, body, and skin.
For over three decades Spa Sydell has been a landmark?one of Georgia's most recognized day spas, emphasizing a continuing commitment to deliver personalized attention and superior service to each customer.