By distracting their bodies with spa treatments, people grant their brains time to invent new gadgets and focus on growing new appendages. Pamper your whole person with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage and a Signature Facial at Kristen's Skin Care & Massage in Roswell (a $185 value).
As a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, owner Kristen Axton proves herself a renaissance woman of decadence with this relaxation recital. The deep-tissue massage mollifies tension and soreness with firm but slowly applied pressure, while the Swedish massage skates about the body using gliding, empathic strokes. During the Signature Facial, pores are first excavated and steam treated; then either an herbal enzyme or level-one chemical peel pries dead skin cells and squiggles away from newly cleansed visages to uncover smooth, youthful radiance akin to that of a freshly hatched light bulb. A subsequent exfoliating scrub and a nourishing mask infuses skin with nutrients, ensuring that lickable frontispieces are greeted with approval from even the shrewdest and most health-conscious pet okapi.
Citysearchers give Kristen's Skin Care & Massage an average of five stars:
- The massage was so amazing that I also got a facial right after. Both treatments were wonderful and I can’t wait for my next one. – JessicaTL
- The facial was more relaxing than what I was expecting and she talked me through the whole thing as I wanted. Before I knew it, she was done and my skin looked great. – JTerris28
Kristen's Skin Care & Massage
Most days upon leaving class at the International School of Skin and Nailcare, Kristen Axton headed straight to her job at Kiehl's. This combination of formal training and on-the-job experience helped develop her aesthetic expertise, which she further refined while working at several med spas throughout Atlanta. Today, as owner of Kristen's Skin Care & Massage, she commands a team of massage therapists and aestheticians dedicated to beautifying and de-stressing clients. Their signature Atlanta facial restores vim and vigor to lagging faces with a multi-step regimen that includes peels derived from herbal enzymes or therapeutic acids. Aestheticians also slough away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion sessions designed to lessen scarring from acne, sun damage, and general wear and tear. Elsewhere in the shop, massage therapists unravel kinked muscles with techniques borrowed from Swedish and neuromuscular specialties.
Grimes Bridge Park Condominium
1180 Grimes Bridge Rd.
Roswell, Georgia 30075