Armed with glitter makeup and tubes of lip gloss, the beauty pros at Diamond Girlz Salon and Spa make little ladies feel like a million bucks with pampering treatments and party packages. Their kid-friendly mini pedicures skip the harsh cuticle grooming and horseshoe replacement of typical adult services and just stick to a bubbly soak, foot massage, and polish. Ice-cream manicures include confection-scented products as well as an actual serving of ice cream, and express facials make use of all-natural ingredients. In-salon or on-location parties treat tykes and preteens to a round of primping; afterward, party guests enjoy karaoke, video games, and refreshments.
The founders of Body Medical Contouring—president Jonathan Penn and creative director Heather Hohweiler—set out on a year of travel and research, hoping to discover the latest noninvasive and minimally invasive body-sculpting treatments. After achieving success they opened a facility, which Hohweiler designed and marked with Romanesque white columns and green topiary-like accents. But Hohweiler didn't join Penn on his sojourn merely because she wanted to create a luxurious medical aesthetics center—it was personal. She experienced firsthand the effectiveness of the services their center now offers, having lost an impressive 72 pounds. As she explained on Atlanta & Company, Hohweiler used a potent combination of mesotherapy—a series of injections that metabolize fat deposits—and carbossi therapy, which employs medical-grade carbon dioxide gas to increase circulation and eliminate fat cells.
To perform their wrinkle- and fat-ousting protocols, Penn and Hohweiler assembled a team of medical experts and time travelers from the future. Medical director Dr. Tosha Rogers and two registered nurses target stubborn fat and cellulite with Exilis radio-frequency sessions or via the hCG injectable diet and B-12 lipotropic injections. The med spa's cutting-edge treatments have been featured in numerous local media, including The Atlantan Brides magazine and the Fashionado blog.
Bluefern Spa at Johns Creek instills more than a dozen rooms with details designed for relaxation?right down to the color of the walls. Soothing aqua blue accents complement the rooms' earthy green and brown hues, while soft music and aromatherapy nourish the other senses to ease visitors' minds by assuring them their ears and noses haven't suddenly disappeared. Treatments range from massages and reflexology treatments to sugar body scrubs and organic facials. The spa also houses a halotherapy room, lined with Himalayan salt bricks, where visitors can recline in zero-gravity chairs and breathe the salt-infused air to help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and skin conditions such as eczema.
At Miu Miu Spa, everything comes back to the feet. That's because the spa specializes in foot massage and reflexology. The former uses traditional Chinese acupressure to jumpstart relaxation, and the latter applies pressure to points in the feet that correlate with other parts of the body. Both treatments impart relaxation and alleviate stress across the whole body, not just the feet.
In its more than 20 years of business, Great Massage estimates its given about 250,000 massages. That's 250,000 backs, 500,000 shoulders, and 500,000 cranky funny bones. The therapists still go strong with a wide slate of bodywork modalities designed to address both physical and emotional complaints, Examples include Swedish massages and cranio-sacral therapies, both which help lift the spirits and relieve stress. Then there's deep tissue, hot stone, and trigger-point therapy, more targeted treatments designed to address chronic pain or areas of injury. Therapists also offer prenatal massages for expecting mothers and cupping therapy to open energy channels so bodies can get WiFi.