In the breathing rooms at Salt Atlantis, wisps of Himalayan and Dead Sea salt crystals swirl through the air, simulating the conditions of the natural salt caverns that have been used for centuries to treat various ailments. During each visit, guests relax in the breathing room as microscopic salt crystals travel throughout pores and respiratory systems to eliminate bacteria and fungi. The center recommends the antibacterial, antiviral, and antihistamine treatment for clients with respiratory conditions, skin conditions, and stockpiles of flavorless pretzels.
Bluefern Spa at Johns Creek instills more than a dozen rooms with details designed for relaxation?right down to the color of the walls. Soothing aqua blue accents complement the rooms' earthy green and brown hues, while soft music and aromatherapy nourish the other senses to ease visitors' minds by assuring them their ears and noses haven't suddenly disappeared. Treatments range from massages and reflexology treatments to sugar body scrubs and organic facials. The spa also houses a halotherapy room, lined with Himalayan salt bricks, where visitors can recline in zero-gravity chairs and breathe the salt-infused air to help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and skin conditions such as eczema.
As is the case with many great advancements, sheer luck led to the discovery of salt caves? therapeutic effects. In 1843, a Polish doctor realized that salt miners worked day in and day out without contracting the lung diseases so common to other types of miners and fire breathers. But his findings didn?t make much of an impact until the 1980s, when an early version of the artificial salt cave emerged specifically to treat maladies.
Today, at Salt Therapy of Georgia, visitors experience the effects of salt-cave therapy, also known as halotherapy, in rooms saturated with Dead Sea and Himalayan salt. The trick is teensy salt ions scattered in the air, which can seep into even the narrowest of airways. When they do, they fight inflammation, potentially easing respiratory ailments such as asthma, congestion, and even a common sore throat. And when salt hits skin, it starts alleviating acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other complexion-oriented problems.
So they can fully enjoy the holistic, drug-free method of relaxation, guests at Salt Therapy of Georgia are divided into two rooms, one for adults and one for kids and their adult guardian. The adult room sports loungers, soft lighting, and soothing music, and the kids? room keeps youngsters busy with quiet activities.
Though its beauty experts fine tune bodies with such services as Brazilian butt lifts and face-lifts, Body Sculpt is not a plastic surgery center. Rather than reaching for the scalpel during Brazilian butt lifts, med-spa techs rely on a combination of triangle- and lymphatic-massage. Similarly, they deploy non-invasive radio-frequency energy to smooth and tighten skin during face-lifts.
The med spa's staffers also help people lose weight through nonsurgical treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and weight-loss plans that introduce clients to low glycemic-index foods. Plus, they administer relaxing spa services, including facials and seaweed wraps. For folks who'd rather learn to beautify themselves, aestheticians lead classes where they teach patrons that blue eyes look best with copper eyeshadow, green eyes with purple eyeshadow, and yellow eyes with red face paint.
Skyn Clinic & Apothecary's team of doctors, nurses, and medical estheticians provide an array of corrective and non-surgical alternatives for full face and full body, including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Dysport, Xeoman, and Kim Kardashian's Vampire Facial.
The specialists at Skyn Clinic & Apothecary take a French approach to fostering clear complexions, meaning they emphasize proper skincare in the long run rather than services that provide only a quick fix. The clinic's entourage specialize in age-defying non-surgical treatments. They can create a custom blended skin care product or foundation on the spot. Botanical and essential-oil-based ingredients furnish services and products, including the spa's own custom skincare line, Skyn Clinic Custom Blends.
Skyn Clinic & Apothecary also offers semi-permanent eyelash extension services, using only silk eyelash extensions and cruelty-free mink eyelash extensions harvested by carefully brushing minks for their loose hairs. A highly trained medical aesthetician applies extensions lash by lash and uses a soft collagen pad to protect the bottom lashes, specialized glue to adhere each strand to an original lash, and two tweezers in case one pair gets stage fright. Each semi-permanent extension can last up to two months with regular showering, swimming, and exercising. Skyn Clinic medical aestheticians also provide full-body waxing, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, the X-Treme Facial, and Acne Boot Camp.
The atmosphere at Bluefern Spa is all about the details. In the salt room, for instance, the crystalline white walls are interspersed with mosaics in soothing earth tones, ensuring clients' eyes are entertained while their lungs take in healthful minerals. The sauna beckons with wood benches and polished stone, while private treatment rooms put an emphasis on relaxation with rich fabrics and low lighting. Thoughtful touches extend to the treatments as well?facials include light massage, while body scrubs are augmented with enticing aromas. And, ensuring that interiors are pampered as much as exteriors, the spa serves guests complimentary coffee and tea, and invites them to order in refreshments from local restaurants or moms.