As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 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.
The beauty professionals at Salon Bella transform appearances with a range of services that can provide newly colored roots to perfectly polished toes. Stylists provide haircuts, smoothing treatments, and foil highlights. Meanwhile, nail technicians add length with acrylic nails or keep designs chip free for up to two weeks with shellac polish. They also keep skin glowing with airbrushed makeup, sunless tanning, and by attaching glowsticks to the body.
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.
The chiropractor behind 4700 Chiropractric & Rosetree Wellness Center, Dr. Pete Sottile, treats a variety of conditions, from headaches to back pain and whiplash from auto accident. But no matter what he's treating, he always tends to the central hub of the nervous system, the spine. The idea is to fix the root cause of these ailments, the same way staying up all night fixes the root cause of snoring.
Dr. Sottile doesn't do it alone; other specialists help too. A licensed nutritionist, for example, helps visitors revamp their diets, and an acupuncturist aids energy flow through the body by inserting thin, hair-like needles. The clinic's new fitness classes, meanwhile, boost flexibility and endurance with yoga, Pilates, and three types of Zumba.
Precision Health & Wellness Center's experienced massage therapists offer a trio of massage modalities to eliminate stress and tension. Clients can reduce torso-trapped stress during a one-hour Swedish massage, which employs gentle strokes and firm kneading to intimidate knot bullies into leaving town. Deep-tissue massage utilizes targeted pressure and power movements to trigger a tendon chain reaction of relaxation that may also relieve chronic pain. Physical laborers, sportsmen, and veteran soccer balls can eliminate the aches of athletic competition with a sports massage, a treatment that soothes overworked muscles to enhance performance. Customers can treat their back muscles to a therapeutic session during Precision Health & Wellness Center's office hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Massages, body scrubs, and facials dominate the services at The Day Spa at Skin Deep. Inside, beauty technicians put time into helping their clients get into a relaxed state before they get started improving complexions and soothing muscles. On top of their expertise in body care, staff members bring their confidence and welcoming attitudes to each service, making the spa feel comfortable for both frequent spagoers and those who have only previously gotten facials from a friend's cousin's spouse's brother.