Not far from the bubbling waters of Fountain Center's outdoor fountain sits the entrance to Fountain Spa, a boutique day spa helmed by massage therapist Vicki Economou. The quiet courtyard outside serves as a fitting prelude to each spa experience, during which Vicki’s team of massage therapists and beauty technicians encourage whole-body wellness with holistic treatments and natural products.
Small batches of ilike organic skin care products draw their potency from blended fruits and veggies; the spa’s aesthetician calls upon these naturally derived concoctions during four facials that focus on deep cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and overall pampering. Similarly, locally sourced Nourish bath products and Savannah Bee Company products fuel mani-pedis, body wraps, and massages. Massages, which are available in holistic modalities such as lomi lomi and foot-powered ashiatsu, can also be enhanced with aromatherapy, bamboo sticks, hot stones, or stress-melting jalapeño peppers worn on the therapist’s fingertips.
Led by Lindsay Senalik, Doctor of Chiropractic, the licensed joint-crackers at Atlantic Chiropractic attend to misaligned spines and tight muscles with traditional chiropractic and muscle-work techniques. Tension and tight knots succumb to professionally soothing ministrations during an hour-long Swedish massage, which blankets the muscles with long, gentle strokes, whisking away bothersome kinks and quieting stress like the mute button on a baby. Spines prone to pain and discomfort prepare to sing with relief during a one-hour chiropractic exam and consultation, in which the doctor examines misplaced spinal bones to lay out a plan of attack for conquering corporeal problems. Once the chiropractor identifies problem areas and assigns each its appropriate silly nickname, three adjustments of one to five spinal regions aim to ease aches and pains.
Second-generation chiropractor Dr. David Avard, who is proficient in spinal manipulation and soft-tissue therapy, aims to assuage a range of bodily ailments using natural healthcare techniques. Dr. Avard personally consults with patients to investigate causes of corporeal discomfort before engineering custom treatment plans designed to diminish or remove aches lurking throughout the body. In addition to lifestyle counseling, Dr. Avard also offers nutritional support to clients looking to cultivate good eating habits or build life-size replicas of the food pyramid.
Lois Liptak brings her knowledge and expertise as a registered nurse to every beauty and therapeutic service she delivers at Ageless Body Therapy by Lypossage Body Contouring, LLC. She banishes wrinkles with nonsurgical facelifts and injectable fillers, and her lypoassage body-contouring treatments chase away unwanted bulges. Massage modalities, such as lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, prenatal, and ego strokes, allow clients to let go of aches and stress while in her professional healing hands.
With more than 20 years of chiropractic experience between them, Doctors Kevin and Gina Brown promote wellness and cultivate corporeal fortitude through a range of natural backbone-balancing treatments. During AquaMed dry hydrotherapy, clients remain fully clothed and control the massage, which deploys jets of water to soothe coarse dorsals without the awkwardness of donning inflatable water wings. First-time adjustees begin with a comprehensive examination of spinal and neurological health, as well as x-rays, to pinpoint potential trouble spots. After a consultation, trained spine sculptors then identify the appropriate adjustment technique to re-align wandering vertebrae, extinguish inflamed nerves, and straighten out burgeoning stegosaur plates.