Over the past five years, Effie Yazdani has continuously expanded her skincare repertoire, beautifying faces with Eminence beauty products concocted with natural ingredients such as coconut milk, wild plums, and rosehips. Effie Salon and Spa's facials target specific skincare issues such as blemishes, the effects of aging, or an unshakeable Sid Vicious sneer. The spa's aestheticians also tend to hands and feet with manicures and pedicures, and uproot hair from follicles with waxing or threading services. Creative Cuts, a hairstyling studio that shares Effie Salon and Spa's Canton location, keeps manes trimmed, straightened, or styled.
Within a cozy, homelike home of exultation, the dedicated professionals behind Practically Perfect Day Spa pamper grateful faces and aching muscles with personalized attention. During hour-long Swedish massages, therapeutic hands take glorious glides across the rippling rivers of sore muscles, kneading tense lumps of back-gravy into smooth silver-spoonfuls of opulence. Customers donning disparaged dermises can opt for the Practical facial, which treats the facepiece to a peaceful, hour-long journey though rejuvenation. Dirty squatters are scrubbed away from surface real estate and, if needed, extracted from pores with a fishing pole. Additionally, gentle exfoliation exhumes dead skin cells, and an included light massage and facial mask work together to restore youthful suppleness and radiance.
Mary Abernathy grew up in a family where alternative healing methods were the norm, and this experience inspired her to attend the Atlanta School of Massage and become a licensed therapist. In addition to her membership with the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Mary is also certified by the NCBTMB—a nationally recognized organization that tests practitioners and requires regular participation in educational courses. Mary draws on more than a decade of experience as she intuitively locates pain and brings relief with techniques such as deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and myoskeletal alignment. While she works, she concentrates on the deeper layers of the body without causing intense pain or embarrassing clients who are part onion.
Natural ingredients may be important at Spa Bolena—body treatments make use of seaweed, lavender, roses, or milk and honey—but just as important is the setting in which treatments take place. That's why the spa adapts each of its treatment rooms based on the client's choice of atmosphere, altering the lighting, visuals, and sounds to fit such peaceful themes as meadow, rain forest, or ball pit. As these environs soothe minds, aromatherapy delights noses with scents of sandalwood, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.
The Posture Project is a yoga and wellness center that fuses mindful yoga practice with bodywork, helping clients to exercise their minds, bodies, and spirits in a safe, welcoming space. Believing that yoga is a perfect way to release stress and connect to your inner self, the experienced instructors offer Hatha yoga classes to long-time yogis and beginners alike, encouraging students to breathe and consciously relax during their practice. After class, clients can head for the dry infrared sauna to soak up radiant energy, or have a massage session with a licensed massage therapist in a private room. The minimally-decorated center uses natural light to create a calming effect for its students and any birds meditating on the window ledge. And for clients who can’t make it into the studio, The Posture Project posts yoga videos online so they can continue their regular practice anywhere.
While other children grew up wanting to become singers, astronauts, and firefighters, Irene Meiller had other plans. After years of her serving as her family's resident massage therapist, Meiller eventually went on to pursue the profession and has now spent more than a decade as a licensed massage therapist. During this time she's honed her unique style by working aboard cruise ships, at high-end spas, and as a self-employed bodywork specialist. She currently works her magic at Meiller Massage, specializing in deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques that help to treat chronic pain, stress, and limbo-related injuries.