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Do Gua Sha facials work?

Test drive: Will a Gua Sha facial actually make you look younger?

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese technique for reducing pain and inflammation brought on by blood stasis or stagnation.
Abraza Skin Studio Atlanta

A traumatic injury inspired this Atlanta doctor to create Abraza Skin Studio

Dr. Natasha Welch urges patients to accept their natural beauty and imperfections. “What you see in a magazine doesn’t define your beauty,” she explains.

Saving lives—even off the clock. 7 times Atlanta doctors came to the rescue.

Sometimes in a medical emergency, the nearest hospital is miles away. That’s when you pray for physicians like these Atlanta top doctors to step up until the EMTs arrive. They tell us about seven times they unexpectedly had to come to the rescue.
Kyle and Brent Pease

These Atlanta brothers are Ironman athletes, disability advocates, and now, memoir authors

Kyle and Brent Pease are many things: brothers, Ironman triathletes and philanthropic leaders. Now, with the release of Beyond the Finish, they can add "memoir authors" to their list of achievements.
What a fitness coach wants

8 things Atlanta’s top trainers think while they’re coaching

When you’re in a fitness class, do you ever wonder what the instructor is thinking or marvel at her relentless energy? As a fitness instructor for 12 years, here are some of my innermost thoughts.
Exercise Apps

3 Atlanta-developed apps for a healthier summer

These locally developed apps can help you plan meals, find online workouts, and connect with exercise buddies.

The Atlanta Nap Ministry preaches the liberating power of rest

Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry: “How can we resist these toxic systems that want us to be disconnected, that want us to work 80 hours a week, that want us to feel like we’re not worthy unless we’re producing something? This isn’t just about naps.”
Hotworx Atlanta

Who willingly works out inside a 125-degree box? I did.

Maybe I'd lost my mind, given that I’d willingly stepped inside a 125-degree infrared sauna for a 30-minute isometrics class at HOTWORX in Atlanta, led by an instructor on a screen.
Fantastic Beasts LGBTQ powerlifting club

Atlanta’s LGBTQ powerlifting club builds bonds by pumping iron. Meet the Fantastic Beasts.

In the gym are people of all shapes and sizes, ranging in age from college students to professionals in their 50s and 60s. The gym-goers gently critique each other’s form and effusively cheer each other on. These are the Fantastic Beasts, Atlanta’s only LGBTQ powerlifting club—and, according to the organizers, possibly the first of its kind in the world.
Total Row Buckhead

Is indoor rowing the next fitness craze? Try it at Buckhead’s Total Row.

There’s a new hot workout in town: indoor rowing. Find this oft-neglected gym machine at Total Row in Buckhead where owner Elliott Smith explains why this should be your next go-to workout.

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