The body stands up to gravity's bullying every day, while the mind and soul leisurely spend their time playing Sudoku and filling up on chicken soup. Thank your conscience container for all it does with today's Groupon: for $36, you get an hour-long deluxe spa facial, an hour-long therapeutic body massage, or a seasonal man-pedi (a $72 value each) at Scarlett's Retreat, located on Jonesboro Street in McDonough.
A gracious 19th-century home serves as the setting for Scarlett's slew of serenity-inducing spa services. The deluxe spa facial delights dermis with a personalized pampering, complete with skin analysis, deep-pore cleansing, a hydrating mask, a steam meet and greet, and a massage that gently but firmly tells stress "thanks but no thanks." The full-body massage undoes the effects of office chairs and overzealous pats on the back, and the seasonal mani-pedi recruits Eminence Organic Skin Care products, a smoothing sugar scrub, and an antioxidant-rich mask treatment to elevate extremity-esteem to altitudes at which only Sherpas can comfortably breathe.
More than 10 years of service have cemented Scarlett's as a reliable relaxation retreat. As Scarlett's is a qualified "green" spa, the skilled staff makes a concerted effort to procure products that show the environment more love than a puppy licking Mother Nature's face.
Scarlett's Retreat Day Spa & Boutique
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.