Spas and Salons
Because North Georgia is a natural vacationland filled with mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and streams that offer opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities to people, many vacation resorts were developed throughout the region. Resorts in North Georgia provide a diversity of guest services including luxurious lodgings, gourmet restaurants, golf courses, swimming pools, boating facilities, and relaxing spas and salons for their guest’s enjoyment. Health spas and beauty salons have always been popular in Georgia and their popularity is increasing because new technologies are augmenting traditional therapies to provide a wider range of healthful and pleasureful services to guests.
The State of Georgia created the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority to develop Lake Lanier, and the Lake Lanier Islands Resort has become Georgia’s most popular lakeside resort destination. Following the tradition of old European health spas and salons, the State of Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort features the Tranquility Spa with services such as hot stone therapy, lavender salt scrubs, optimum hydration facials and a special couples’ massage. Guest wear doeskin robes and enjoy glasses of herbal tea before entering their private treatment rooms. Gift certificates for the Tranquility Spa’s services are available to make loved ones feel wonderful on holidays, birthdays, or any other time.
One of the finest resorts in the North Georgia Mountains is located in Young Harris and it has a world class spa and salon. The 503-acre Brasstown Valley Resort’s Equani Spa features massage therapy, hydrotherapy tub treatments, haircuts and makeovers, and full day spa and salon services. Couples who desire romantic accommodations while enjoying the Equani Spa can stay in one of the Brasstown Valley Resort’s 32 guest cottage suites that are located in private log cottages. Each of these suites reflects a different mountaineering motif and has a furnished living room, most have large covered wooden decks, and some have wood burning fireplaces.
It would be difficult to find a city in North Georgia that does not have at least one spa and salon because the demand for beauty and health services has been steadily increasing since the 1990’s. Most cities have many different privately operated health spas and beauty salons offering a wide variety of treatments, therapies and relaxation techniques. Many large hotels also offer spa and salon services along with heated swimming pools, exercise and fitness centers.