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 ​Blog Collective

Get to know us better as we share personal tips, recommendations and spa insights.

Keep Illness away with Massage Therapy 

January 25, 2018

​Ways to Avoid the Common Cold and Flu

•Frequent hand washing

•Get a Flu Vaccine

•Stay very far away from anyone who kinda seems like they might maybe possibly be a little sick.

•Regular exercise


Wait- what??? Get a massage?? YES! It’s true! you can finally add something enjoyable to that list of ways to prevent illness.

"Researchers working with patients with compromised immune systems have found massage therapy can improve how the immune system functions," said Jeff Smoot, President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). "Those same benefits translate to people seeking to fight off the common cold, flu and other seasonal illnesses."

Massage therapy increases the activity level of the body's white blood cells that work to combat viruses. According to research from Cedars-Sinai, participants in a Swedish massage group experienced significant changes in lymphocytes, which play a large role in defending the body from disease.(i) A lymphocyte is one of the three subtypes of white blood cells in the immune system.

Come get a massage with Suzy or Elizabeth and keep the flu far away! We’ll help you out with that sore arm after your Flu shot too.

*If you are currently sick, or feel you are getting sick, sorry- it's too late! Massage is not a good idea in these circumstances.

The four of us have some tips and remedies of our own to keep you cold free:

Layne says- Your skin is the largest organ in the body and primarily an organ of protection. Staying hydrated and maintaining your skins barrier function is your best protection from disease. So, that means moisturize! Also, wear makeup- being glam can keep you from touching your face throughout the day and transferring germs.  

Suzy recommends- ACF extra strength, dietary supplement. Take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day with food at the onset of a cold. It’s tastes horrible, but it works! You can find some at Earth Fare.

Jennifer says- Get plenty of sleep and swab your nose with the antibiotic ointment Polysporin. It will put a barrier in between you and the funk.

Elizabeth recommends- An Emergen-C smoothie, on a daily basis or when you start to feel sick. Orange juice, frozen fruit of your choice, and a packet of Emergen-C in the blender. It’s great for daily energy and that boost of C and B vitamins. Also, fresh air and sunshine!


A bit more about us

January 23,  2018

We are a trio of independent spa professionals, two aestheticians, Layne Lasseter and Jennifer Bridges and Massage therapist Krystal Elliott. This means that each of us set our own hours and schedules and have separate payment and booking procedures. In other words, we’re all our own lady bosses! Though our businesses are separate, we share our lovely space and all its amenities as well as ideas, thoughts and goals. Each of us thrive and grow professionally in this supportive environment with three other like-minded individuals to bounce ideas off of.

After working together for several years at another local Athens spa, we decided to branch out on our own so that we could provide our clients with the quality care and attention they each deserve. At spa collective, you won’t be rushed out the door and you’re not just “another body”. Because we are a smaller spa, clients enjoy a more personalized experience. We are attentive to each of our clients, taking our time to to listen to all of your concerns and requests, tailoring your massage and skincare to meet your particular needs. Building a trusting client/ therapist relationship is key.

Currently, We do not operate with a front desk receptionist, as we cover all of our scheduling and checkout individually. Please bear with us if you have called our main line and are waiting for a response, we are mostly likely in other services or out of the office.

The best way to reach us is:

•Following the links to our booking sites

•Via email (posted under our bios)

•Texting or calling our personal phones

At Spa Collective, our clients are so important to us. We strive to provide you with the best service possible, every time. Please let us know if you are having any trouble contacting us or booking appointments. We are always here to help.

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