Though he eventually made it back to his native Atlanta, Dr. A. Randle Beecham's medical journey took him to some of the South's finest institutes of higher learning. After honor-filled stints at a range of universities, Dr. Beecham founded a family practice in Cherokee County, supervising the health of a generation of patients during a two-decade career. Now, in addition to saving lives through emergency medicine and working as the Medical Director of the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center, Dr. Beecham brings his talents to Shefa Wellness Center.
There, a range of equipment, from imaging machines to fat-reducing radio-frequency devices, allows the team to work towards health and beauty goals alike. A battery of lasers fill the clinic, waiting to whiten teeth, improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, or remove stretch marks. Drawing on this selection of treatment options, Dr. Beecham and the rest of the staff work with patients to assemble customized plans.
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.
Superior Health Club lives up to its name by being both a fitness center and a medical wellness clinic. Using exercise equipment such as weight machines and treadmills, guests can burn calories solo or under the watchful eye a personal trainer. Onsite doctors offer physical therapy for guests with exercise-related aches and pains and chiropractic services for disassembled science classroom skeletons. The facility also has tanning beds for achieving a bronze hue year-round.
The staff at Revive Day Spa takes care of clients from their faces to their feet. The spa’s service menu includes area-specific treatments, such as facials, body waxing, and detoxifying foot baths, as well as massages and scrubs that better the entire bodyscape. Through their treatments, Revive’s staff hopes to better their clients’ sense of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
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 is now in her 11th year 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.
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.