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.
It’s been said that those who do what they enjoy never work a day in their life. Dr. Stephen H. Atkins can relate to the sentiment. His passion for holistic medicine has led him to develop an expertise in the field and become a relied-upon resource for patients and the public alike. Through nutrition coaching and a focus on the body's optimal function, Dr. Atkins aims to support physiological strength so that patients can battle chronic symptoms or bench-press their minivans.
Rewind 25 years. There, Dr. Atkins is receiving his Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine. Travel a few years into the future and see him gain membership and association in a number of medical organizations, including the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and the Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences. Today, Dr. Atkins remains energetically active in his field by treating patients with functional medicine, authoring books, and speaking with the public through television programs and desert visions.
After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul." The "beauty" menu offers haircuts, color services, and makeup applications, prepping faces and hair for swanky appearances. "Body" services tend to fingers and toes, painting delicate colors over newly buffed nails or removing unwanted body hair with waxes. Meanwhile, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
Although The Goddess Spa resides inside Grand Central Hair Salon, its staff moves beyond coifs to address a whole different spectrum of cosmetic concerns. The aestheticians help rejuvenate skin using everything from ultrasound therapy to specialized anti-aging serums. These treatments aim to conceal imperfections typically caused by acne scars, dead skin cells, and chain-mail pillowcases. Peels gently resurface the topmost epidermal layers without abrasive acids, and the body wraps' seaweed-based herbal gel leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
At Hollywood Glamour Organic Day Resort, a certified aesthetician works with accomplished hair stylists and makeup artists to revamp their clients' look and confidence levels. The team uses luxurious product lines such as Moroccanoil haircare and Dermalogica skincare, as well as naturally based lines such as Éminence Organic and Saian that brim with gentle, sometimes herbal ingredients. Their roster of services also includes laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials that target acne and wrinkles.
The staff maintains a tranquil space where clients can release the stresses of the day in a healthy manner, stocking the relaxation area with complimentary finger foods, teas, lemon water, and punching bags that can be customized to look like any boss.
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