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.
Posh Salon and Spa’s staff of beauty specialists fuse their respective expertise in hair, nails, massage, and skincare to grant clients with all-encompassing image enhancement. In the nail area, visitors melt into black pedicure thrones as nail technicians enhance natural mani-pedi treatments with exfoliating foot scrubs and hot towels. Meanwhile, aestheticians unearth glowing skin with five types of facials and higher-tech amenities, such as microdermabrasion and Endermologie cellulite-reduction treatments. Bright sunlight streams in from the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating stylists as they twirl tendrils into elegant updos, highlight strands to create more depth, and add length with hair extensions and fast-forward buttons.
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.
The trained laser therapists at Cosmedical Spa & Salon Anti-Aging Laser Center employ the Candela GentleYAG laser in an effort to grant each face a firmer, more youthful appearance. Delivered in quick pulses, the laser's infrared energy penetrates deep into skin to help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, ousting acne-causing bacteria and impurities while maintaining client comfort. Light to medium toned skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale of 1–4 can benefit from the procedure, helping lead to smoother, more even-toned complexions. The treatment requires little to no downtime.
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.