In Italian, onde means "waves." Drawing inspiration from the soothing sound of waves on the shore, Onde Spalon's aestheticians strive to imbue their services with a similarly soothing quality. Customized to suit each client's needs, Onde's spa treatments smooth skin with waxing, detoxify it with algae mud wraps, and remove its wrinkles with anti-aging facials. Such services earned the spa three awards in the late aughts from Main Line Today, including two for best facial.
But Onde Spalon's treatments don't just focus on enriching skin. Nail techs pamper fingers with cured gel nails or odorless acrylic nails, as well as buff toes over copper pedicure sinks. Stylists, meanwhile, shape 'dos with precise cuts and texture treatments, including perms and thermal straightenings. Onde's spa and styling units even collaborate on pre-wedding packages, which ready brides with fancy updos, biweekly manicures, and makeup that repels any cake smushed into their face.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
With more than 30 licensed massage therapists and four area locations, Healing Hands Massage is on call seven days a week to bring relief to gridlocked muscles. Swedish-style therapeutic massages calm tense muscles and overworked minds with light-to-firm pressure and various kneading techniques. Deep pressure massages assuage tight muscles that require extra convincing, and pregnancy massages provide relief to expecting mothers whose joints ache from the added weight of carrying around future grown-ups. Massage therapists also make house calls for customers who’d rather receive bodywork in the comfort of their homes, and haul their massage chairs to offices or conventions to appease the overworked masses.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Located in the heart of Media, PA. Easy scheduling and quiet, comfortable setting to achieve the full Mind/Body experience. I have 11 years of experience and continue to enhance my abilities by learning new techniques yearly.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I had to make a life change in careers, and was told I was good at this. Now i love my career.
What do you love most about your job?
I love helping the clients feel better and learn to correctly take care of their bodies in a more natural way.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback is when a client refers a friend or family member to me because they trust my knowledge and experience to help them achieve the desired results of feeling better.
At Balance Health Center, balance is the central philosophy and comes into play through many of the center's services. During both private and group yoga classes, instructors teach students to hold asanas to strengthen their core muscles and tone their bodies. The ancient practice is also renown for helping harmonize the mind, body, and spirit through physical exercise and meditation, which helps practitioners with stress relief and balancing both physical and spiritual needs.
But the health center doesn't offers more than yoga to meet those goals. The team here takes a holistic approach in all their practices, whether they are offering workshops on Feng Shui or acupuncturists are administering their procedures to tackle issues such as insomnia or a crippling fear of acupuncture needles.