The Sanctuary Salon Atlanta is now the Sanctuary Salon & Spa, thanks to some incredibly talented staff additions and some newly remodeled rooms. When I was invited to come review the new services, I jumped at the chance to see what it was all about. I have to say, I’ll be back often.
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See this little girl, all screaming, sad and stressed out? That was me just before I walked into Sanctuary Salon & Spa in Atlanta last week.
It had been a rough week. Despite my best efforts, nothing seemed to be going right.
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That all changed when I walked into my appointment there. I was booked for a facial, massage, and blow dry. Basically, they were treating me like royalty, which is how they treat all their clients.
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I’ve had facials before, but this one was designed for my attempts to stop the clock. It was an anti-aging facial, and I have to say, an hour with Aga certainly made a dent—in a good way. A week later, my skin is still feeling the impact of her magical touch. Aga has all the tools at her fingertips, massaging and rolling the skin to rework gravity, while using the best in skin care peels and lotions to repair decades of damage. Aga is a professionally trained, licensed skin care specialist with extensive experience with a wide variety of facials (from peels and microdermabrasion to facial acupressure and sinus relief). Plus, she’s good people (hey, you get to know a girl when she’s ‘in your face’ for an hour).
I walked out feeling younger, and looking it, too.
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From the facial, I went to a full body massage with Anne, a licensed massage therapist who has been working in a chiropractic clinic for the last several years and, in the hour that I was in her care, told me more about the muscles and joints in my body than any doctor I can recall. You can barely hear the Irish accent (she moved to the states many years ago), but you can feel the Irish grit in her determination to leave you feeling fabulous. She worked through all my stress spots, like an artist molding the perfect sculpture. I left her room feeling like she had my back…and my shoulders, and neck. You get my point.
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Next, I took my turn in the salon, where Mark unbraided my long mane of hair (look, when I’m overloaded, a braid is my standard go-to look)… he washed it, easing away what little stress I had left, then used the blow dryer to transform me into a new person…someone who looked human again, ready to take on the world.
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Now, I’m ready to go back again for a cut and style, too. The salon is clearly packed with talented people who love what they do…who want you to feel your best, inside and out. I call it good ‘juju’… They’ve mastered the art of making you feel good…
The only problem with that is you’re going to want to go there all the time, because, well, it’s fun and makes you feel good. And isn’t that what life is all about?
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If you want to feel this good, too, check out the specials they are running for new clients until the end of June. The deals are good enough that you’re going to want to create a fake identity or two so you can go back again and again as a ‘new’ client. Just don’t tell them I suggested that.
Visit the new Sanctuary website HERE to get a sneak peak at the beautiful salon and to browse their menu of services. Tell them I sent you! (And feel free to buy a gift card to give this special treat to a friend…it’s the best massage and facial I’ve ever had!)