Shamara Long believes that her massages and organic facials are more than just temporary escapes from life’s daily stresses. A licensed therapist and the owner of Serenity Place Massage Solutions, Long views her spa’s treatments as catalysts for healthy lifestyles. She draws on her committed faith-based background to rejuvenate and replenish, in her own words, "the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies."
To best nurture these four aspects of being, Long relies on an extensive treatment menu that targets the skin as well as its underlying muscles. Her bodywork specialties include Swedish, prenatal, and Thai massages as well as a Serenity stretch treatment, whose stretching and compression exercises help athletes to run and cartwheel over goalposts more effectively. Organic massage lotions and oils aid in these treatments, just as professional Éminence Organic Skin Care products enhance the slate of facials and peels. Although Long’s spa blossoms with warm lighting and earthy tones conducive to spiritual healing, she can also haul her massage table to bridal parties and corporate gatherings.
With its plush leather couches and chairs, rich mahogany tables, antique-style lamps, and dark rugs embroidered with leaf patterns, the relaxation room at Invigo Day Spa resembles a cozy den. It’s a place where guests waiting for a massage, facial, or body scrub go to unwind before their treatments and sip a cup of Octavia Tea Company's loose-leaf relaxation teas. Once visitors leave this calming room, they're led into the capable hands of one of the experienced massage therapists and aestheticians for further relaxation.
Using products from the all-natural Pevonia Botanica skincare line, the beauty experts perform 15 facials and peel treatments designed to treat issues ranging from dehydrated skin to clogged pores. They also shroud bodies in wraps infused with water lilies, green tea, mango, and aromatic Moor mud, and massage therapists knead tension from muscles using seven modalities. Each massage includes aromatherapy, hot towels, and at least three compliments about your hair.
The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Healing Garden Wellness Centre & Spa alleviate stressed physiques with soothing 60-minute massages and skin treatments for any complexion. The team's beauty arsenal is stocked with the anti-aging Hungarian blends of Estrea skincare products and the natural formulas of Botanical Science Technologies products. With these in hand, skinsmiths handle the faces of gentlemen and teens or imbue womanly kissers with vitamin C and the smoothness of a wax sculpture of Frank Sinatra. To ease deep, chronic aches and especially tight muscles, clients can call upon seasoned stress easers to soothe tissues located beneath surface muscles with deep-tissue work. Swedish massages are also available to melt away tension, bolster lymphatic circulation, and improve the body's ability to impersonate a Celtic knot with increased range of motion.
Premier Spa & Wellness's staff doesn't use synthetic panacea to help their clients achieve better health and wellness. Instead, they rely on the body's self-healing mechanisms and natural healing. To that end, the aestheticians have tailored a service list of massages and scrubs that free the body of unwanted substances through Gaia-given processes. From basic Swedish massage to reflexology and aromatherapy, Premier's massage therapists draw on any modality they need to bring relaxation to their clients. All-natural sugars, sea minerals, and clays coat the body during the polishes and scrubs, exfoliating the skin and imbuing it with moisture and nutrients. Regardless of the treatment, the spa creates an atmosphere of tranquility with soothing aromas and soft music throughout the space.
Voted Best Day Spa by Kudzu users in 2012 and 2013 and in the running to take the title again for 2014, SpaDreams Day Spa reigns as one of Marietta's most relaxing destinations. It certainly helps that clients can relax almost any way they like, thanks to an extensive service menu that includes everything from Brazilian scalp massages to hot-stone pedicures. As in a lesson on how to identify a spy disguised as a dog, the back and face get plenty of attention as well, whether by a deep-tissue massage, mud wrap, or a custom Dermalogica facial. Those looking for more results-oriented services could opt for microdermabrasion or laser hair removal.
At Day Spa Nirvana, calming music and the gentle sound of running water provide the soundtrack to moments of deep relaxation for both body and mind. Inside private treatment rooms, massage therapists don their skintight superhero costumes to fight pain and tension with massage techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. Aestheticians delicately perform facials tailored for a variety of skin types including sensitive and problem skin. During all spa treatments, which also include foot massage and waxing, the staff employs products from brands including Éminence handmade organic skincare of Hungary.