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.
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.
Peachtree Salon's brigade of stylists snips runaway strands with precision and vividly highlight swaths of hair. Customers can entrust tresses to the nimble scissor-fingers of hair gurus, who cut off split ends and add desired layers to any wedding cakes being constructed on top of scalps. For a smattering of color, clients can opt for partial highlights in a chosen hue splashed across hairdos. A set of full highlights brightens monochromatic heads, leaving hair cut, colored, and styled in about two hours.
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.
At Four Seasons Salon & Spa, a team of stylists and aestheticians keeps their clientele looking spruce with a range of skin, hair, and nail treatments that employ high-end products. A slate of five facials tackles concerns ranging from teenage acne to hard-earned laugh lines with treatments that hydrate, boost immunity, and free pores of deep-seated grime. The spa’s stylists tame hair with Redken shampoos and conditioners, or reinvent looks with color treatments ranging from partial highlights to double-process coverage. In the salon, nail technicians paint fingers and toes with durable OPI and Shellac polish to ensure their meticulous work stays chip-free, while lash specialists add volume to each blink with durable NovaLash extensions.
Not content to practice only such familiar pain-relief techniques as deep-tissue and medical massage, the therapists at this house of healing also unleash polarity therapy, detox footbaths, and a meridian-based tapping method known as Emotional Freedom Technology, or EFT. Eight types of kneading spring from the fingers of the therapists, from the sustained pressure of myofascial release to the directional strokes of lymph drainage. Powered by a gentle electric current, ionic footbaths surround paws in polarity in an effort to collect negatively charged toxins and restore the body’s pH balance. Like people who decorate their lawns with thousands of needles to keep the grass healthy, EFT sessions take their inspiration from acupuncture. But instead of piercing energy points, therapists performing this treatment manipulate them manually, a method designed to combat anxiety, stress, and anger.