Nestled away from the outside world in private treatment rooms, Lavender Massage's therapists knead away tension with body and foot massages. They oust anxiety and chronic pain with a slew of modalities, including Swedish massage, sport massage, and acupressure massage, and incorporate hot stones into each treatment for good measure.
Though the lobby invites guests to cozy up with plush red leather sofas and chandeliers, the rooms themselves feature few furnishings beyond a cozy massage table, whimsical lighting, dark tile. They're also pretty spacious, giving the therapist room to move, the mind room to wander, and the table room to practice Irish Dance when the spa closes for the night.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Foot massage , body massage , foot detox
Brands Used: Organic oil
Between UV-rays, humidity, and searing cold, the skin takes on a lot throughout the seasons. That why Joi Aikens, a self-proclaimed product junkie, adheres to a regimen of products to keep her complexion healthy. But it wasn't always this way. It wasn’t until beauty school that she first saw the effect a customized treatment could have on her skin, and it fueled her desire to help herself, as well as others. Today, as a licensed skincare therapist, Joi uses her own blend of products to help her clients feel good physically, mentally, and spiritually. She also draws on her facial certifications in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Mr. Potato Head rearranging to offer a comprehensive service menu. Clients can relax in the comfort of her private studio, where she cultivates a spa-like atmosphere and performs services such as a swift wax or facial, or a smoothing body peel for full-body restoration.
Jewel Brown uses her vast experience to bring out the best in clients at Hair By Jewel Salon. After receiving her degree in cosmetology, she worked as a hair specialist in the heart of Manhattan and spent time as a stylist at the Apollo Theater, working with Diana Ross and Salt-N-Pepa, among other celebrities. She also has a wealth of continuing-education experience, including classes in cutting and coloring, as well as a certificate from Great Lengths as a hair-extensions specialist. She puts her knowledge and experience to work with a diverse clientele as she snips away split ends, adds dimension with highlights, tames frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, smoothes strands with relaxers, and nourishes locks with conditioning treatments.
Arthur Patterson sees energy everywhere he goes. Beyond electromagnetic waves emanating from light bulbs and radios, he sees the deeper, more intimate energy that exudes from each person. He graduated from Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health a decade ago, and he also became nationally certified in massage therapy. While studying massage, Arthur decided to take his work a step further and specialized in massage and energy medicine. Today, he and his expert staff perform a complete holistic analysis on each client, analyzing his or her chakras and posture before performing a variety of services such as foot detox, acupressure, and hypnotherapy.
Visitors to Dunwoody Wellness Center are always greeted with a smile. That's because the staff's health and beauty philosophy runs on positive energy, much like a hot air balloon manned by an aerobics instructor. Staffers believe that positive vibes are able to catalyze real, lasting changes. These optimistic thinkers include medical aesthetician Anna Gorenshteyn, chiropractor Tatyana Foran, and registered nurse Candice Morrow. They administer treatments ranging from massage therapy to chiropractic adjustments to facials, taking care to pamper clients so visits are just as relaxing as they are effective.
Barbara "Beebe" Love seems to be something of a heartbreaker. From the testimonials on her website, it's clear that, as she's moved from salon to salon throughout the Midwest, she's left a trail of clients searching for somebody to fill her place. Their loss, however, is Dunwoody's gain. In the studio she recently opened near Perimeter Mall, she designs hairstyles for maximum versatility and shares beauty tips of all kinds. She and her staff also specialize in high-quality extensions and in color that leaves hair looking healthy, which means using conditioning Redken Chromatics products rather than braiding in broccoli florets.