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.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
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.
Since her days as a high-school basketball and track star, Dr. Benita Stephens has understood the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and weight. But it wasn't until she was a trained obstetrician and gynecologist with her own practice that she saw the damaging effects excess weight has on the body. Feeling inclined to help her overweight and obese patients, Dr. Stephens sprung into action, calling upon her extensive training in bariatric medicine to establish Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa. And it was this determination and passion for helping others that gained Dr. Stephens praise from MadameNoire and earned her the 2012 Business Superstar Award and inaugural cover from PYNTK magazine.
From within Ciao Bella's office, Dr. Stephens and her friendly staff help clients shed pounds and gain confidence through customized weight-loss programs, which can include tailored exercise plans; B12, HCG, and lipotropic injections; appetite suppressants; and meal replacements. But before programs are constructed, an initial consultation reviews patients' health history, determines their current state of health with a physical exam, and analyzes their body composition. Ciao Bella's staff also tighten and tone the skin on the face with facials, microdermabrasion, and Botox treatments.
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.
Whether your goal is to shed pounds or maintain them, the staff at Absolute Weightloss and Wellness can help. The healthcare providers help lead clients through medical weight-loss (including lipo injections), natural weight-loss, and through HCG diet protocol. Additionally, they help tighten skin above the neck with Obagi products and dermal fillers.