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.
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 face-lifts and injectable fillers, and her Lypossage 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.
Licensed and board-certified acupuncturist, and a Georgia native, Isa Holloway, who accrued expertise under the tutelage of Southwest Acupuncture College's Doctors of Oriental Medicine, facilitates full-body holistic healing with the strategic application of tiny needles during acupuncture treatments. Sessions aim to alleviate health woes—including allergies and sleep dysfunctions caused by recurring nightmares of cookie monsters under the bed—and additional pampering, such as topical herbs, hot tea, foot acupressure, and guided meditation, further encourage overall wellbeing. Alternatively, cosmetic acupuncture treatments may encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, and patients have the option to pair sessions with microcurrent or light energies to further vivify faces.
Studded with vibrant violet walls and informational charts on the skeletal and muscular systems, Risner Chiropractic and Wellness Center’s decor—like its services—aims to help patrons feel at ease and better informed about their body. Its chiropractic adjustments, nutritional and exercise counseling, and massage-therapy services rework misaligned spines, tense muscles, and out-of-shape bodies to help clients without using prescription drugs.