The kids are back in school and yes, you miss them. But you probably also miss the "you time" that you gave up over the summer to keep them occupied and entertained. This is the perfect time of year to plan for personal days and girlfriend getaways. Whether you need to get away for an hour, or a couple days, your ideal escape is a lot closer than you think. Dunwoody, Ga., is just 10 miles outside of Atlanta, and conveniently it is also home to an award-winning spa that is calling your name.

Get away from your usual environment:

Unexpectedly nestled within the hustle and bustle of Perimeter Mall lies Woodhouse Day Spa, a completely tranquil ladies' lair full of sensual surprises. Once you enter, you will be greeted immediately and escorted to the service(s) of your choice. Feel cloud-like comfort from the soft-billowy Woodhouse robe and its accompanying reflexology sandals designed to alleviate any and all stress. Enjoy smooth sips of a loose-leaf tea of your choice. Bask in the mood music and lighting that surrounds you in the Quiet Room. Everything already sounds absolutely amazing, right? And we haven't even begun describing the services yet!

Woodhouse Day Spa Robe and Tea

Woodhouse Day Spa has a full menu of over 70 rejuvenating services including skin care, waxing, sleep techniques, massage therapy, and treatments specializing in body, hand, and foot. Trust their team of professionals whose primary purpose is to help you relax, renew, and refresh with heavenly hand cremes, light fragrances, and soothing oils. With such an extensive list to choose from, your decision-making can be pretty tough! We took the pleasure of trying some out for our readers and here's what we highly recommend:

The Woodhouse Hydrafacial: One word: anti-aging. This facial infuses your skin with all these fancy ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid. Probably all derived from the fountain of youth. The results are immediate and your skin will have a sun-kissed glow for WEEKS! 

The Duet Massage: It takes two to make a thing go right. That's why the duet massage at Woodhouse Day Spa is wildly popular. The duet encourages unity, connection and collective calm. Ease stress and unwind as two therapists perform side-by-side Swedish massages that help the two of you relax. 

Duet Massage Woodhouse Selfie

These are just a couple of our favorites, but you honestly cannot go wrong with any of the services at Woodhouse. Their calming rituals will instantly transport you to a place of complete tension release. On your way out you can purchase some of their spa magic to take home with you! (This makes saying goodbye a little less difficult.)

Get away from aches and anxieties:

When skincare meets science, it's always a winning result. That's why Angela Michael Skincare & Spa has been a local favorite for more than 10 years. Angela Michael extends beyond the basics of a typical spa, combining holistic, clinical skincare and wellness in a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Escape for an hour or entire day and experience their individual attention.

Angela Michael Facial

They offer a variety of treatments such as clinical and holistic facials, anti-aging peels, microdermabrasion, spa nails, spray tanning, body wellness, massages, bridal makeup, waxing, lashes, and brows. Whether you're looking for a relaxing place for you and your BFF or a place to host a celebration or bridal party, Angela Michael has you covered!  The boutique spa has four treatment rooms and can hold up to 10 people. It's a relaxing environment with intimate areas for private parties or celebrations - making it the perfect location for a personal spa party.

Am Treatment Room

Angela's services are so effective and highly sought after that she started her own skincare line that is also sold in-house! Not only will her estheticians make you look and feel like the royalty that you are, but they'll also give you the tools to continue the routine long after your visit. One visit will have you hooked, and your skin will thank you for it. Don't just take our word it:

Get away from routine:

Sometimes all you need is a quick and spontaneous escape from the everyday. Other times you need to check in at a hotel for an elongated retreat. Dunwoody's location makes it an easy destination for either scenario - so you can spend less time traveling and more time relaxing. Get away with a significant other, or significantly spoil yourself. With plenty of options for shopping, dining, and relaxing in perfect proximity to each other, getting away has never been this easy. 

Get carried away:

That's not all we have to offer. Check out our other incredible spas to take your self-care practices above and beyond: