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Southern Hospitality and Georgia Red Clay Make Atlanta's Spas Unique



Spas in the Atlanta region of Georgia fully understand the meaning of relaxation.  With the utmost care for your well-being, Atlanta’s luxury spas enhance each part of your spa experience with regional inspiration ranging from native Georgia ingredients like red clay to plain ol’ southern hospitality.

Personal attention is delivered by spa attendants, who naturally go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Knowing that your requests are delivered with genuine care allows for a warm sanctuary for your spa day - whether it is for a bit gentler massage pressure or a glass of sparkling water with detoxing lemon. They deliver your desires. 

Spas in Atlanta hold themselves to a higher standard. Training is more expanded and intense in Georgia. Also with international clientele from all over the world arriving daily via the local international airport for both business and pleasure, Atlanta’s spas frequently enhance their spa menus to reflect the spa trends from around the globe. This region is also known for experienced medical spas that feature non-invasive medical spa treatments such as CoolSculpting - which is available at the Eagles Landing Skin Enhancement Center. 

Atlanta spas also have the capabilities to create memorable experiences.  From Prosecco in the Jacuzzi at the Spa at Four Seasons Atlanta to professional hair and makeup services from The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, there is nothing that they will not try to deliver to ensure your serenity. 

Review this list of the top 10 spas in Atlanta. Which one will deliver your nirvana?


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Exhale Mind Body Spa
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Located in Midtown, this is a spa and gym all in one. It is frequented by many locals as their fitness facility, so the vibe is not always serene, but spa treatments are available here. Front stage here are the yoga and barre fitness classes. They also have cycling and bootcamp type classes. After the classes your muscles will be ready to undergo some therapy. The spa menu has Chinese Medicine influences. There is an entire section of the spa menu dedicated to Acupuncture, Reiki and Energetic Therapy treatments. Unique to this spa are the Lifestyle options, which range from a plan heading up to a wedding for a bride or a 6 week core evolution. Hamman Detox Therapy is one of their most unique spa offerings. This spa treatment is traditionally performed with a towel draping, but here one must wear a bathing suit in the coed hamman.

Recommended for Spas because: This spa has easy access from the I75/I84 Connector in Atlanta and perfect for a downtown escape.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Try to visit during mid-morning or early afternoon to have the place to yourself.

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Spa Sydell
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Spa Sydell has been Atlanta's most beloved day spa for over 30 years. With 7 metro Atlanta locations, they are the most convenient spa for most Atlanta neighborhoods. They offer many specials throughout the year. At times a massage package series can be purchased for a buy 5 massages get 1 free - plus an additional 10% off. So plan your trip around one of their spa deals even if you do receive one of their famous gift certificates. Under the guidance of Reina Bermudez, who began as Chief Executive Officer in 2011, the spa stays up-to-date with the world's most innovative and advanced spa treatments. The spa feels that health and wellness should no longer be only the absence of disease, but also the presence of wellbeing, which must include a sense of balance in the mind and body.

Recommended for Spas because: Various locations around Atlanta, make this seasoned Atlanta spa a go-to for most downtown and suburban Atlanta.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Spa Sydell is synonymous with gift certificate to Atlantans and offers a enticing option to give or get for any occasion.

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Bliss Spa at W Atlanta Downtown


This young hip compact spa is more than meets the eye. The BLISS products used during their treatments are some of the most popular in the U.S. and available for purchase for a home-spa day. When you enter the W Hotel Downtown in Atlanta, the spa is upstairs. The hotel concierge can direct you to the elevators. You will not miss the entry when you arrive due to the blue sky-like design. It looks like you are stepping into a cloud. Atlanta's beauty lovers head to this spa frequently for their regular pedicures and facial. Spa treatments here are economically priced, so regular spa maintenance is affordable here. When specials are offered here, they are the some of the best deals in town. The staff is always happy here and enjoy assisting you with your spa experience. Schedule your next treatment before leave to secure availability.

Recommended for Spas because: This young hip spa is always a happy place and features results-orientated BLISS products along with what they call Southern Ho'spa'tality!

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Be sure to inquire about the Bliss spa product used during your treatment, it is probably available for you to take home to try as a sample or a full size product in their spa boutique.

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The Spa at Barnsley Resort
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This resort spa's grounds are also home to Barnsley Gardens. This cottage spa is surrounded by a fairytale-like village. The grounds here inspire one to stroll slowly and view your surroundings. Make sure you stroll when heading to your spa treatment and enjoy the landscaped walkways along the way to start your relaxation even before you arrive at the spa door. Once you enter, you will head down a hallway with large treatment rooms on each side before you arrive at reception. The reception area also includes spa boutique merchandise available for purchase. This Southern Living Hotel Collection destination spa is one of the most romantic places in Georgia, so call very early during the holidays for both spa treatments and overnight accommodations prior to any holidays. An onsite Fairy Godmother helps to insure your stay is both memorable and magical.

Recommended for Spas because: While strolling through this garden resort you feel as if you have arrived in a fairytale land.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Make sure you stroll to your spa treatment and enjoy the landscaped walkways along the way.

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Eagles Landing Skin Enhancement Center


The Atlanta region is known for experienced medical spas. The Eagles Landing Skin Enhancement Center features non-invasive medical spa treatments such as CoolSculpting. This spa has the perfect blend of non-surgical and cosmetic skin procedures. All are carried out with personal attention and customized to your own needs. The group takes their lead from Dr. Gayla Sylvain along with the amazing Deborah Howell, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Sylvain graduated from Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. She enjoys using the latest technology to treat patients. Deborah is one of the most experienced in the area for injectables and extremely talented in her technique. She also performs the true Vampire Facial - if you dare. The female friendly environment makes this a place where one can relaxed even in close proximity of needles.

Recommended for Spas because: This facility's medical providers are extremely experienced in non-invasive medical spa treatments.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Be sure to get on their email newsletter list, so you will not miss one of their open houses. This event gives you closeup views of procedures being performed on volunteers right in front of your eyes.

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The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
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The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is a true destination spa and worth the drive. Valet service is complimentary for spa patrons. Before arriving review the spa menu and makes sure to look at the seasonal options - considered the top spa menu picks by both seasoned spa gals and spa attendants. Upon entering notice the scent of Votvo candles enveloping the spa lobby with also houses the most extensive spa boutique in Georgia. From the lobby you will be lead back to the spa and given a locker, robe, slippers and a tour of the facilities. The lounge has refreshments and there are changing areas with showers that includes numerous amenities. If you need hair or makeup services, the spa can arrange this onsite. Afterwards linger longer by one of the fireplaces in a hydrotherapy tub or float in the indoor pool.

Recommended for Spas because: The spa and resort are ranked as one of the top destinations in the country due to the relaxed luxury paired with high standards.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Be sure to bring your bathing suit so you can lounge in one of the hydrotherapy tubs with the warmth of fireplaces nearby after receiving one of the seasonal spa treatments.

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Serenity Spa at The Omni Hotel CNN Center
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Tucked upstairs in a tower enjoy this compact spa that includes everything a leisure or business traveler may need to unwind. Some even pop into the spa before an event at the Geogia Dome or CNN Center, thus avoiding event traffic right before the event. When you arrive on the hotel floor that is home to the Serenity Spa, it appears that you are on a regular floor. Soon you will smell the aroma of spa scents and start relaxing before you even get to the doorway. Guests here are allowed use of a lounge and a locker room. The locker room is extremely well stocked with amenities and includes a steam room. Arrive early to start your relaxation in the lounge which offers treats, water and tea. Check out the lovely soaps featured at the reception desk before you leave to take a bit of the spa life home.

Recommended for Spas because: This spa is either a business man or woman's escape or it can be a girlfriend getaway for the afternoon - something for all!

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Take time for some fitness while at the spa - the view from the workout room is amazing!

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When you arrive at The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta hotel allow the valet to take your car. The service is complimentary for spa guests. Get your valet ticket validated before you leave the spa. Once inside head toward the concierge desk and they will direct you to the correct elevators that will take you to the spa. If it is a chilly day, take a moment to enjoy the warmth coming from the lobby fireplace before you head to the spa. After checking in you will be led to the spa lounge and give a tour along the way of the facilities. Inside the luxurious spa treatment suites your journey begin with a foot-washing ceremony, followed by the gentle ringing of tiny temple bells. The Tibetan chimes are made of seven different metals, ringing at seven different levels. The tone clears the mind and focuses energy, then enjoy your spa treatment.

Recommended for Spas because: The far east meets the south here in this luxurious spa, which feels more like a cocoon desired for relaxation.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Spa treatments are named journeys and composed of a series of ceremonies and treatments. Call ahead to make sure you schedule enough time in your day to enjoy both the treatment and the amenities.

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The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
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Tucked onto a special floor at The Ritz-Carlto Buckhead this Spa Level will engulf you with southern hospitality. Anyone who's ever wished they could just stay at a spa and not leave will find The Ritz-Carlton Spa Level suite and room option a dream come true. Guests staying overnight have additional perks from day guests, but all will be received luxurious treatment. As soon as you exit the elevator your mood is lifted by aromas and sounds unique to this area. If you want a serene environment you have found your home. Make a spa appointment for a southern inspired luxury such as a Georgia Red Clay Body Wrap or a zero gravity Georgia Magnolia pedicure. After relaxing in the two-room spa lounge enjoying refreshments, you can either dine downstairs in the Lobby Lounge or head across the street for a day of shopping at Lenox Mall or Phipps Plaza.

Recommended for Spas because: This true sanctuary allows for a retreat in the heart of the city within a few steps of the best shopping and dining in Atlanta.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: Enjoy a Sweet Magnolia Pedicure and drift away in a zero gravity pedicure lounge and drift off to the aroma of Georgia magnolias.

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When you drive into the entryway of The Four Seasons Atlanta your experience starts before you exit your vehicle. A doorman will come and open your door and welcome you. Go ahead and valet because it is complimentary for spa patrons. Make sure to get your ticket validate before you leave the spa. When you walk into the hotel lobby take a moment to soak in the huge staircase and fragrant flower arrangements, then go straight down the left hallway until you arrive at the reception and spa boutique just before the fitness room. This spa is great at helping you decide what therapy is right for you, so do not be hesitant to call ahead and ask questions. Make time to utilize the Roman-inspired pool here which is one of the most luxurious indoor pools in Atlanta. You can order food and drink services pool-side during your spa day.

Recommended for Spas because: This spa has the knowledgable spa attendants in Atlanta, so you can be certain to get the best results.

Ava Roxanne's expert tip: The "Happy Hour" spa services here are truly the best luxury deal in all of Atlanta.

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