February is International Boost Your Self Esteem Month. Self esteem is something that should be worked on all year round --all throughout life, but the month of February has been selected as the official month to highlight it. It is important to note that self esteem always starts from within. The following mix of Atlanta area small businesses can aid in boosting your self esteem this month and in the months to follow.
Smile a lot
Would you smile a lot more if you fixed up your pearly whites? Whether you need whiter teeth, porcelain veneers, or London Bridge to close a huge gap, the Atlanta Dental Spa has you covered. Their clients don't have to think about painful dental procedures, instead they relax in a comforting upscale day spa environment. All of Atlanta Dental Spa dentist's are award winning industry leading experts with features on ABC's Extreme Makeover, CNN, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and more. Buckhead location: 3189 Maple Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30305 Phone: (404) 816-2230. Roswell/Alpharetta location: 1875 Old Alabama Road, Suite 130 Roswell GA 30076 Phone: (770) 998-3838 Website: atlantadentalspa.com
Bring out your inner child at Mountasia Marietta, a family fun center for adults and children. The main attractions are batting cages, go-karts, miniature golf, and a game room. From Feb. 2 thru Feb. 28 invite a date or business partner out for a afternoon or night filled with fun two for the price of one, grab the coupon from the website. On Tues. and Thurs. enjoy $12 Buck Days. Visitors receive unlimited arcade and miniature golf games for $12 (smile), add on unlimited go-karts for an additional $8 (smile again). Location: 175 Barrett Pkwy. Marietta, GA 30066 Phone: (770) 422-7227 Website: www.mountasia.com/site/marietta/index.html.
Find time in your schedule to get a good laugh. Visit Atlanta's longest running comedy club, The Punchline. Comedic icons such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy and more have performed on The Punchline stage. Take a date, a business partner or the entire family. Location: 280 Hilderbrand Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: (404) 252-LAFF(5233) Website: www.punchline.com.
Enjoy nonstop laughter viewing the play Bedside Manners. Derek Benfield has developed a comedic masterpiece. When Ferris reluctantly agreed to look after his sister’s seedy hotel in the English countryside while she was on vacation, he did not foresee the wild comings and goings that were to burst upon him in a single sunny spring evening. This marital comedy will have you laughing non-stop, as two young couples try to enjoy a weekend of romance - until the tables take an unexpected turn. As the secrets uncover, Ferris soon becomes engulfed in a dizzy round of lies, bewilderment and confusions as he tries to gain financially. You will exhaust yourself with laughter. (source) Tickets range from $10 to $15 per person. Showing Feb. 8 until Feb. 23, 2013 Location: At The Art Place Mountain View; 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066 Phone: (770) 331-0079 Website: www.centerstagenorth.org
Improve body image
Both you and your mate can boost your self esteem and update your look with a new wardrobe from the creator of Naked, Carmen Westbrook. Westbrook is an image consultant for both women and men that creates wardrobes that exudes her clients overall personality and style. Whether you are 30, 40, or 50 something Westbrook can achieve the look and style that works best for you. Be sure to check out her amazing client gallery. Prices range from $175 to $3,500+ Phone: (404) 968-8458 Website: www.nakedfashionhelp.com.
Exercise in a way that is fun and sexy at SpinArella pole fitness studio. SpinArella's offers pole bootcamp, workshops, and private parties for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. At SpinArella the instructors guide their client's in the areas of body toning, self confidence increase, relationship improvement, self expression improvement, weight loss, and overall empowerment. Prices range from $15 for a drop in class to $185 for a 9 week series. There are membership fees and varying prices for workshops and private parties. Location: 1427 Mayson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 Phone: (404) 685-0306 Website: www.spinarella.com.
Treat your body right by eating out at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill. They specialize in serving healthy food made with high quality ingredients including: cold pressed organic oils for cooking and dressings, fresh produce, homegrown herbs from their garden, local organic honey and bee pollen, organic grains, ocean vegetables, free-range chicken, organic-range eggs, natural-range beef and organic salmon, wild-caught tuna. They also cook powerful superfoods kefir and raw cultured vegetables. “We treat carnivores and vegetarians with equal respect." Meals range from $8.25 to $19.25 with no cut off time for breakfast. Location: 1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 881-0246 Website: www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net.
Get rid of the embarrassing tattoo you always cover up by wearing a turtle neck. Head over to Camp Creek Body Art located in East Point. They utilize the latest tools and technology for tattoo removal. Pain of laser tattoo removal is compared to 'rubber band snaps' which can be alleviated with numbing cream and spray provided onsite. Price varies based on color and size of the tattoo. Location: 3560 Camp Creek Pkwy #148 East Point, GA 30344 Phone: (404) 344-7300 Website: www.campcreekbodyart.com
Eliminate the hustle and bustle by escaping to The Art of Touch Massage Therapy. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, their licensed massage therapists provide a vast number of massage techniques ranging from deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, neuromuscular massage, sports massage, thai message and reflexology. Service rates range from $50 for one half hour massage to $145 for a two hour massage. Multiple one hour sessions can be purchased in packages starting at $400. Location: 244 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 602-4054 Website: www.theartoftouchmassage.com.
Too busy to find your perfect match? Leave matchmaking to the pro's over at Single? Atlanta. Modern day matchmakers Leisha Murphy and Lisa Lyngos are twin sisters with 25 years of experience combined, managing the largest matchmaking firm in the Southeast. Boost your self-esteem with a new mate! Single? Atlanta has proof that their matchmaking skills are excellent just read through several of their testimonials... Location: 750 Hammond Dr, Building 16, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30328 Phone: (404) 250-9292. Website: singleatl.com.
What Atlanta-area small businesses help boost your self esteem? Give your favorite business a shout out in the comments section below.