Our Story

The Original Idea

Urban Sanctuary was started by two friends with a vision of a place where people could be renewed and restored without having to leave town or go on vacation. A boutique day spa with the elaborate service menu and beauty of a resort spa and the comfort and ease of home.

The perfect place to Unwind.

Beginnings

Candice Courcy and Allen McArthur co-founded Urban Sanctuary in 2004. They brought their vision of joy, beauty, and kindness to Athens Georgia. This vision contributed to the growth and success of Urban Sanctuary.

Awards

  • Athens’ Favorite Day Spa
  • Athens’ Best Day Spa
  • Best Massage
  • A Historic Preservation Award in 2010 for restoring and renovating the old church school house building where the spa now lives
  • Several community service rewards
  • A Beautiful Business award.

Be Kind. Unwind.

Be Kind to Yourself, Be Kind to Others, Unwind at Urban Sanctuary…

That Is Urban Sanctuary’s Motto.