Before a massage or facial at Red Carpet Salon and Spa, clients fill out a consultation card that provides detailed insight on their specific therapeutic or skincare needs. This allows the massage therapist or aesthetician to develop a personalized treatment plan. After the treatment, the spa pro sits down with clients and dishes tips on how they can improve their overall health and well being outside the spa, in their everyday life, on their horse, atop an inflatable tube, in a horse water park. Aside from massage and facial treatments, the salon specializes in Redken haircare services, which are performed in a spacious studio among freestanding salon stations and a reflective floor of black tiles.
Paula Iman, owner of B Stressless Massage Therapy, calls on her license in massage therapy and certified membership with Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals to mend her clients' tension with care and competence. She uses an array of techniques—such as Swedish massage, hot-stone massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology—to ease stress, alleviate muscle pain, and help mend injuries. Through couples massage lessons, she shares her trained approaches and in-depth education to help pairs mollify each other's knots any time they wish, whether in the comfort of their own homes or in the awkwardness of a mattress store.
Instead of asking their clients to choose a single style of massage, the therapists of Rub Away the Day often integrate multiple modalities into a single session, treating muscles with deep-tissue, Swedish, and sometimes even neuromuscular massage therapy. In fact, nearly every aspect of their treatments is customizable—clients can also choose a complimentary aromatherapy oil, as well as the type of music they wish to listen to. Rub Away the Day Massage also accepts insurance from select providers.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
At JetSet Spa & Massage, trained massage therapists kick-start well-being with the restorative power of massage. Proficient in nearly 10 types of bodywork, therapists melt away pain using heated stones, target muscle with deep-tissue treatments, and heal with reflexology sessions. They're also able to help partners to unwind during couples massages and de-stress tired mothers-to-be with prenatal massages designed specifically to relieve the back pain that comes from infants constantly trying to burrow their way through the spine. JetSet also enhances beauty with spa services such as mani-pedis, body scrubs, and facial treatments.
Mixing such massage techniques as cranial-sacral release, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular therapy, licensed massage therapist Linnette Yard strives to tailor every session around each client’s individual needs. Drawing from her diverse repertoire—which she has enhanced by studying exercise physiology and functional and cardiac rehabilitation—she customizes her soothing touch to allay chronic pain, boost circulation, or increase range of motion. Linnette’s signature profound relaxation massage includes a hot-towel treatment for the feet, a technique that helps her further relax bodies and determine which clients are actually devious snowmen in disguise.