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.
Fit & Fabulous Bodywraps menu of slimming wraps and cellulite treatments help clients firm their skin, whittle their waistlines, and detoxify their bodies. Infrared procedures are designed to burn calories without exercise or thinking really hard about fire, while herbal collagen wraps nourish the skin. Specialized body-wrap extras tone target trouble areas such as the arms, abs, and thighs, while cellulite treatments work to remove subcutaneous dimples by breaking down fatty deposits underneath the skin.
The nationally-certified massage therapists at Rejuvenate Wholistic Wellness have trained under chiropractors and nutritionists, but they also go the extra mile for client health by maintaining CPR/AED Heartsaver certifications. Inside the wellness center, they upgrade traditional massage modalities with hot and cold stones, stretching, cupping, aromatherapy, and rain-drop therapy, which soothes bodies better than laying outside during a thunderstorm. They also pamper feet with rose-petal foot soaks and warm brown-sugar foot scrubs.
For those who wish to look as good as they feel after a treatment, Rejuvenate Wholistic Wellness hosts a boutique stocked with jewelry, custom oils and lotions, purses, and wallets.
The team at Sheffrin Men’s Health specializes exclusively in helping men with low testosterone levels regain lost vitality through hormone replacement therapy. Their staff is made up of two board-certified physicians, licensed nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and certified fitness trainers. Treatment includes testosterone therapy optimized for each individual, nutrition counseling, and fitness coaching, follow the guidelines set forth by the Endocrine Society and often lead to an improved sense of well-being. The testosterone therapy performed at Sheffrin Men’s Health has helped all manner of man with hypogonadism improve their mood, ward off the risk of diabetes.
Not content to rest on her laurels, licensed massage therapist April Chaney of RelaxATL builds on her background in physiology and anatomy with ongoing training. Already certified as a chiropractic assistant, she is now pursuing a chiropractic degree. She also keeps her skill set sharp by teaching massage to novice therapists. Drawing on her training in a variety of techniques, she soothes clients with massages in modalities ranging from geriatric to hot stone. April sees clients at her studio, in their homes, and aboard whatever pirate ships they may live on at the moment.
At Women's Premier Fitness and Spa, women can find the right fit for their personal fitness goals and habits, whether they prefer a group Zumba class or a 5-mile treadmill run. Group exercise classes range from Pilates and yoga to cardio-fueled step classes or body-pump barbell classes. Those who like to work out more independently can sweat it out on state-of-the-art cardio equipment with TVs, or build strength with TRX suspension training and circuit equipment. All guests can also take advantage of the complimentary child-care services and visit the spa for a soothing massage after a tough workout.