No stress: Access Atlanta readers pick the best self-care options in Atlanta

The just-for-two massage experience at the St. Regis Atlanta means you and your guest can enjoy bliss by way of a massage and sitting in a steam room. Courtesy of Kate Blohm
Kate Blohm

Whether you make peace a priority or you’re in desperate need of some me time, self-care is always a good idea. You may be wondering, “What exactly does that look like for me?” Pampering yourself? Taking a moment to do some inner work? Or maybe a combination of both! Whatever you decide, Access Atlanta readers can help you out.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Best of Atlanta 2022 awards, that should be your starting point. More than 10,000 Atlantans voted, so you know the awards have a great pulse on the city. With 250 winners and 500 finalists across all 250 categories, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. Check out the full list at

For now, let’s get into that pampering lifestyle I mentioned. When it comes to the best day spa in Atlanta, Jeju Sauna takes the cake, according to Access Atlanta readers. With services like a body shampoo with a cucumber mask, a Swedish body massage, or even foot reflexology, you’ll walk out feeling like a whole new person. You also have options like St. Regis Atlanta Spa and The Woodhouse Day Spa at Avalon, which were both finalists in the best day spa category.

St Regis Atlanta
Kate Blohm, Access Atlanta

If you’re anything like me, getting your hair done automatically puts you in a better mood. That sounds like self-care to me! Get your tresses trimmed and taken care of at Blush ATL or Haley J. The winning hair salon, Van Michael Salon, also has a chair with your name on it, so don’t miss out on not only looking good but feeling good too!

Whether you’re looking for a little IV hydration or body contouring, you’ve got to make your way to one of these esthetician services. Blue Med Spa is taking the crown on this one, but with options like The Nerdy Esthetician and Hand & Stone, there is no way you’ll walk out of any of these places feeling anything less than the best.

Let’s talk best med spas, you know, for laser hair removal, hydrafacials, skin tightening, and more. Dermani, AYA Medical Spa, and 2022′s winner, Blue Med Spa, they all have what you need.

Ready to tackle those nails? Access Atlanta readers say you need to head to Les Mains Nail Bar. Don’t forget to also check out the finalists in the best nail salon category, Allure Nail Salon and Aqua Nail & Beauty.

Once your nails are done, it’s the perfect time to reach for a relaxing glass of wine. Finalists Southern Bell and Cru Wine Bar are ready to help ease your mind with the perfect pour. You should also check out Barcelona Wine Bar, which won the best wine bar category.

Cru Wine Bar
Ligaya Figueras, Access Atlanta

A self-care day would be incomplete without the perfect therapeutic massage. The favorite among Access Atlanta readers was John’s Creek Spa. They were also huge fans of the finalists, Sweet Earth Therapeutic Massage and Massage Heights. A massage is a great time to let the worries of the day slip away.

Need some true Zen in your life? It’s time to take it to the mat — the yoga mat, that is. Mystic Yoga Studio is a must-stop shop, as they won best yoga studio. Finalists Yonder Yoga and Form Yoga are also must-tries.

If you want the literal cherry on top of your self-care day, head to Brusters or Butter & Cream. That’s right, ice cream makes everything better. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams won the best ice cream category this year, so make sure you grab an extra scoop!

Voting for the 2023 Best of Atlanta awards will happen this fall, so the countdown is on! Make sure to get your voice heard and nominate all of your favorites at when voting opens as well.

Make sure you check out our 2022 Best of Atlanta Awards for all of your self-care needs and so much more. You can find all 250 categories at

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