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.
Whatever spa treatment you're in the mood for—a facial, a hot-stone massage, a body wrap, a waxing, a mani-pedi—it's advisable to budget an entire afternoon for Balance Spa and Fitness. Since the spa offers complimentary access to its lavish amenities, the extra time can be spent simmering in the jacuzzi, taking a leisurely dip in the pristine indoor lap pool, or working up a sweat in the fitness center. When treatment time arrives, the staff leads its robe-clad clients to one of the four private treatment rooms. The specialists favor advanced Naturopathica products made from age-defying ingredients such as soothing aloe, refreshing lavender, and Helen Mirren's DNA.
Knead Body Boutique's self-explanatory name hints at its endeavors: kneading bodies with the aim to relax clients or alleviate achy areas. The staff's techniques run the gamut from a deep-tissue massage and reflexology to the use of heated stones and cupping. Massages, which can last from 15 to 120 minutes, prep bodies for organic body wraps crafted from a mango passion fruit balm, seaweed, or the cocoon of a giant caterpillar.
Working with the belief that everyone can—and should—benefit from massage therapy, owner and licensed massage therapist Michal Moore offers multiple modalities of bodywork at reasonable prices. Swedish massages serve as the baseline for the massage practice, and other modalities including pre-natal and hot-stone therapies tackle more specific concerns, such as pregnancy pains and tax revenue.