The licensed massage therapists at Refresh and Restore have worked their therapeutic magic on triathletes and Olympians, but their primary focus is on everyday people suffering from chronic tension. Knotted muscles slacken under flowing Swedish strokes and indulgent add-ons such as hot stones and essential oils. Guests can also solicit a massage therapist for a specialty couples massage, ideal for married couples on an anniversary or superheroes and villains seeking to let bygones by bygones.
Massages and spa treatments offered at Indivi Massage and Bodywork allow you to escape from everyday stress.
We are proud to offer Fayette and Clayton County a medley of professional massage therapies including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and so much more!
Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.
The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:
Swedish massage combines four distinct motions?effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement?to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.
Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones?the fascia?often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist?s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.
Zen Massage's team of certified massage therapists take kinks and knots to task with a wide range of massage modalities designed to address all manner of health and wellness needs. They offer Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages, to name a few. Additionally, licensed estheticians customize facials to clients' needs, administering add-ons that target eyes, lips, and hands. LED light therapy is also available.
SpaBar offers a variety of soothing massages, spa parties, and mobile services. Massages include those that work with essential oils, vibration, and stretching, or target specific areas. Packages for kids include miniature manicures and pedicures, along with hand massages, soaks, and custom lip gloss. SpaBar also offers customers its own line of soaps and bath and body products.
Visitors to Scarlett's Retreat Day Spa & Boutique aren't sure if they've stepped back in time or onto a movie set. Surrounded by ornately patterned furniture, fireplaces, and classic portraits, they receive spa treatments in a late 19th-century home. Southern hospitality is a common thread between the decor and the service—the aroma of mint juleps drifts from mani-pedi stations, and roses infuse foot soaks and body wraps with flowery scents. A Victorian tub helps preserve the art of bath rituals, an antiquated practice that once signified opulence, much like installing a subwoofer on your riding saddle. Today, the spa's Georgia Sweet Tea tub ritual steeps bodies in tea and brown sugar to inspire total serenity.
The certified massage therapists and aestheticians prioritize natural ingredients; blueberries, rosemary, and cucumber infuse facials and peels, and the boutique carries products from glo minerals and Éminence Organic Skin Care for clients to take home, alongside robes and handmade neck pillows. For prolonged bouts of relaxation, packages pool services into themed combinations appealing to both men and women. For example, the Mister Butler package features a massage, an aromatherapy tub ritual, and a complimentary cigar and liqueur.