Visitors to Scarlett's Retreat Day Spa & Boutique aren't sure if they've stepped back in time or onto a movie set. Surrounded by ornately patterned furniture, fireplaces, and classic portraits, they receive spa treatments in a late 19th-century home. Southern hospitality is a common thread between the decor and the service—the aroma of mint juleps drifts from mani-pedi stations, and roses infuse foot soaks and body wraps with flowery scents. A Victorian tub helps preserve the art of bath rituals, an antiquated practice that once signified opulence, much like installing a subwoofer on your riding saddle. Today, the spa's Georgia Sweet Tea tub ritual steeps bodies in tea and brown sugar to inspire total serenity.
The certified massage therapists and aestheticians prioritize natural ingredients; blueberries, rosemary, and cucumber infuse facials and peels, and the boutique carries products from glo minerals and Éminence Organic Skin Care for clients to take home, alongside robes and handmade neck pillows. For prolonged bouts of relaxation, packages pool services into themed combinations appealing to both men and women. For example, the Mister Butler package features a massage, an aromatherapy tub ritual, and a complimentary cigar and liqueur.
The therapists at Spacific Healing help their clients discover new levels of relaxation through detoxifying body treatments and soothing skin services. Every massage therapist on staff has at least five years of experience and the specialized skills to knead tension from expectant mothers, senior citizens, and circus strongmen. Colonics, ear candling, and biocleanse footbaths pull impurities from within the body, and the infrared sauna and Alpha 2010 pod relieve aches and boost circulation. Aestheticians pamper pores with facials and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as full body masks, wraps, and polishes.
Bernadine Hall doesn't need a medical license to treat immune system ailments or joint paint. Instead she addresses these issues, as well as emotional stress or scar-tissue formation, via a range of massage modalities. Along with relaxing Swedish strokes and healing deep-tissue massages, she helps moms-to-be manage their pregnancies without sacrificing circulation or mobility through prenatal massages and increases athletes' flexibility so they can perform better during sporting events and long car rides with their in-laws.
Serenity Day Spa’s cadre of experienced aestheticians and massage therapists enacts head-to-toe beauty-bolstering and stress-reducing services. An hour of serenity Swedish massage helps to stimulate the circulatory system, alleviating muscle tension and returning limbs to their natural Stretch Armstrong state of being. An adroit tissue tenderizer applies light to medium pressure along the body, loosening knots and upending toxin squatters throughout the relaxing massage. The gentle steam of an one-hour oxygen-infused serenity spa facial extricates dirt and overdue library books from pores while moisturizing arid visages. Digits in need of maintenance can opt for a manicure that shapes finger shields and cuticles before topping off nails with a polish of your choice.
The HoneyComb Cottage isn't lacking for warmth in any of its rooms—each one holds its own fireplace. It's part of the charm leftover from the spa's former life as a turn-of-the-century home. Even without flames, the fireplaces tie together its aesthetic, which is a blend of cozy—with plush couches, throw pillows, and wicker chairs—and rustic-chic—with sleek hardwood floors and modern artwork. The spa's services also mix traditional and contemporary. For instance, deep-tissue or hot-stone massage can be coupled with an exfoliating golden-honey treatment, and typical facial treatments are offered along modern ones such as microdermabrasion, as well as other beauty treatmens like teeth-whitening.