Master cosmetologist and salon owner Manisha Mehta takes pride in delivering a sweeping range of beauty and grooming services infused with luxurious touches. Full-length facials incorporate rich ingredients such as 24-karat gold or chocolate, and facial peels immerse visages in fruit and vegetable medleys without the need for surreptitious head dunks into a punch bowl. Issuing from Mehta's fervent interest in the healing and restorative powers of herbs, most full facials are accompanied by a custom aromatherapy blend. Alongside eyelash extensions and waxing are ancient Eastern grooming services, such as eyebrow threading, ear candling, mummification, and henna designs for hands and feet. Dark wood and leather furnishings, deep-maroon walls, and gilt-framed mirrors and paintings lend the space a feeling of an urban retreat.
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.
Debbie Chambless values every benefit of corrective bodywork, from its ability to relax muscles to its ability to help prevent injury. She received her first professional massage in 2005, and after experiencing some of these effects firsthand, Debbie chose to rededicate her life to the practice. Her Swedish, deep-tissue, neuromuscular, reflexology, and myofascial-release sessions each target specific maladies or symptoms of stress, although her goal for every massage is to completely relax clients by applying a gentle touch and singing them an original melody in whale song.
Lashes By AJ is there for all who want to add a little glamour to their faces or disguise the effects of french-kissing the sun. The stylists work with NovaLash products, solving the problem of short lashes with extensions that can last up to six weeks. Clients may need to go in for touchups every few weeks. In addition to eyelashes, the staff also treats faces and fingers, offering customers a variety of facials, manicures, and pedicures.
At Tranquil Escape Therapeutic Services, licensed massage therapists call on a variety of treatment methods to ease individual aches and pains. They employ fragrant aromatherapy to enhance traditional Swedish or sports massages, and strategically place hot and cold rocks on weary muscles during a La Stone session. In addition to stress abatement, the staff also offers relaxing manicures, pedicures, and facials, and can create personalized makeup sessions for brides or makeup consultations for aspiring glam rockers.
Though massage is in Massage Therapeutics, INC 's name, it certainly isn't the only service offered at the versatile center. Bodywork therapists offer a range of neuromuscular and relaxation therapies—including salt scrubs, prenatal massage, and inversion-table sessions—designed to target misaligned muscles and chronic pain. Stress melts out the tips of toes during a foot-acupressure treatment that includes an essential oil soak and signature honey foot-indulgence scrub. A mini ionic footbath or aromatic Swedish massage can give clients the chance to sample a shortened foot-pampering service before they commit to a luxurious 60-minute or longer treatment, much like screening a film trailer before acting out the whole movie for your coworkers. The center also offers Pilates classes, personal-training sessions, and CPR/AED certification.