Fun in Atlanta Spas — 29 August 2012
Looking for a little “me time” but want to keep it simple? These two spas aren’t fancy and skip overt fuss yet they’re effective and reasonably priced—without compromising service quality.

By Hope S. Philbrick

A facial can be risky business, especially if you’ve got sensitive skin. One enthusiastic scrub-down by an overzealous esthetician can leave your face red. If you don’t have two weeks to go into hiding if things go awry, make your way to Fabu Face Spa for a relaxing facial suited to the unique requirements of your skin. The Alpha Beta Facial developed by Dr. Gross ($125 for 70 minutes or $80 for 30 and $45 for 10 minutes without extractions) is a refreshing, effective peel suited to all skin types—including those with acne and rosacea. Other facial options range from the luxuriously scented pumpkin pie peel to medical microdermabrasion (from $85). Don’t want your face to get all the fun? Try a full body massage (from $45) or spring for one of the indulgent spa packages (starting at $95). Routinely voted by Atlantans as the best place to get a facial, you can trust Fabu to look fab.

Was your favorite scene in The Wizard of Oz the one where the Tin Man gets a buff shine and the Cowardly Lion gets his mane tamed? You’ll feel like you landed in Oz when you sit down for a spa mani-pedi combo ($60) at Jazmin Spa. Prepare to be pampered by two technicians while luxuriating in a massage chair. The sea salt scrub gets your hands and feet soft while the ultra-moisturizing treatment helps them stay that way. You won’t get rushed out the door: the spa mani-pedi lasts at least 45 minutes. A variety of other services are also available, including facials ($25-115), massages ($45-$110) and more. Sure, there’s no place like home, but an afternoon at the spa sure is nice.

-Photo Courtesy Fabu Face Spa

HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive—researching a spa may be her ideal work day. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not at her desk, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty

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