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.
Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
Serenity Med Spa's technicians execute a comprehensive menu of skincare services, outfitting their center with the latest technology and a selection of medical-grade products by Obagi and Neocutis. Beyond the waiting area's chocolate-brown leather couch and jade-hued tiles, the staff smoothes away blemishes with IPL photofacials, fractional-laser-resurfacing treatments, and microdermabrasions. Additionally, they oversee the facility's collection of tanning beds and UV-free airbrush stations, which leave clients' skin with a natural-looking bronze that, much like the lifespan of a red-giant star, may last as long as 10 days.
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.
Before he got into the health-care field, Dr. Anthony DiMola, or “Dr. D.,” was headed for a stuffy, number-crunching career in finance. But his drive to connect with people on a deeper level coupled with his passion for the human body compelled him to segue into chiropractic. Since 1996, he has been pinpointing the root cause of health problems with drug-free chiropractic techniques. Adjustments and massage therapy can relieve acute and chronic pain while lifestyle coaching preps patients for long-term wellness by encouraging wholesome habits, such as exercising and adding a green, leafy vegetable or houseplant to every meal.