This Napa-esque winery and resort’s spa, just forty minutes northeast of Atlanta, elevated its game with a $3 million renovation in 2010, adding spa suites, couples’ treatment rooms, and big, comfy couches for relaxing between services.
Forget the image of the smoothie counter tucked in the back of a natural foods co-op. Power couple Tim and Shannon Sliger embraced modernist slickness with their boutique Buckhead juice bar.
Located on the seventh floor of the Loews Hotel, this total-wellness spa whips you into overall shape the way health spas (like Arizona’s Canyon Ranch) used to do before so many of them got into the pampering business.
There’s nowhere better for a customized facial. Add the $20 herbal eye treatment for a transformative reduction in dark circles.
In a Little Five Points suite, FLO2S offers Atlanta’s only two commercial sensory deprivation tanks: Each holds body-temperature water, less than a foot deep, and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salts, dissolved to create ten times the buoyancy of the Dead Sea.
In the Alpharetta spa’s largest treatment room, a duo of practitioners work in tandem: They begin by unknotting the back with fluid, simultaneous motions, then one kneads the shoulders while the other works on the legs.
Michael’s most unique specialty is zheng gu tui na, a Chinese acupressure treatment. “Tui na” means “push-pull,” and Michael performs a rolling action with her fist that unwinds the muscles, though the overall effect is energizing.
If the staff of Valentino at Phipps Plaza recommend you take their garments to Gizzelle James for alterations, then you know she is the best in town.
We knew something was up when it seemed every photographer and fashion editor we work with mentioned the same name: Jenn Jones.
“Manly” and “spas” don’t normally coalesce, but Jonpaul’s and its country club aura excel in equating the two.