The licensed massage therapists at Refresh and Restore have worked their therapeutic magic on triathletes and Olympians, but their primary focus is on everyday people suffering from chronic tension. Knotted muscles slacken under flowing Swedish strokes and indulgent add-ons such as hot stones and essential oils. Guests can also solicit a massage therapist for a specialty couples massage, ideal for married couples on an anniversary or superheroes and villains seeking to let bygones by bygones.
The friendly, helpful staff at The Skin Spa rely on Star Trekkable equipment for all their aesthetic skin treatments. Laser hair-removal uses pinpointed light to infiltrate your flesh-fortress and sear the dark pigment of the hair follicle at its root—destroying it completely. As you relax in the warmly lit environment of the Newnan Dermatology clinic, which keeps a board-certified nurse practitioner on-site, The Skin Spa's crew will meticulously deforest hirsute areas such as the abdomen ($225), the Brazilian bikini line ($300), or the underarms ($100). Men, meanwhile, can target back hair ($375) and beard fuzz ($175), though not the impure thoughts that cause them. Because hair grows in cycles and long-lasting hair loss often takes up to full six sessions, you can purchase two of today's Groupon.
Kandice Bell boasts a BA in journalism. She has an MBA. Yet she couldn't argue with the fulfillment she felt when she hosted her first spa party for girls. After seeing the way the girls lit up, Kandice realized a new career path was in order, and she opened Simply Gorgeous Parties & Events. The mobile spa throws glamorous parties for girls as young as 3, complete with costumes, tiaras, and spa services such as age-appropriate mani-pedis, facials, and makeovers.
Barb, Debbie, and Anita help ladies feel and look their best from the inside out at Fitness Spa, sticking to the spa's stated goal of producing "healthy bodies, strong friendships, and happy spirits!" A springy, joint-friendly floor hosts about a dozen fitness classes a week, including perennial favorites such as Zumba and Pilates. An instructor with personal training experience or official Zumba certifications oversees each sessions, providing expert advice and motivation to students of all ability levels. If muscles are sore after a class, students can unwind in the soothing embrace of a thermal body wrap. In addition to promoting healthy insides, Fitness Spa also values healthy-looking outsides; the spa's own organic spray tan solution helps show off newly toned limbs.
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.
Chronic pain medications can launch patients into a cycle of side effects and drugs to quell those side effects; Dr. Earl J. Snyder hopes to break this cycle. As medical director of Outcome Medical of Georgia, he relies less on traditional medications and more on metabolic therapies developed in his office. “We have experienced some very impressive outcomes with our protocol that addresses pain problems at the cellular level,” Dr. Snyder said in an article in The Citizen. After treatment with nutritional supplements and electronic nerve stimulation, patients have reported relief from lower-back and hip pain, fibromyalgia, and the weight of the world on their shoulders.