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.
Though feet quite literally support the body, reflexologist Grace A. Morrow takes that idea several steps further—from her perspective, feet are the gateway to the entire body's wellbeing. In reflexology, each of several dozen pressure points on the bottom of each foot corresponds to a different organ or area of the body. By manipulating these pressure points using massage techniques, Morrow works to stimulate certain processes throughout the body. The idea is that this can help the body heal itself of various ailments, resulting in anything from reduced pain and muscle tension to increased energy and relaxation. Clients can arrange to have Morrow visit them in the office after a day spent chasing down runaway rolling chairs.
The aestheticians at Cham-Pagne Salon & Spa take stock of each client's beauty behests before launching into treatments that rely on brand-name products. Nail nurses decorate digits with OPI and Essie polishes during manicures, and stylists shampoo strands with Italian-imported Davines products before shaping them into chic new 'dos. Cham-Pagne's stylists can trim the tresses of anyone in the family, and they even host Princess Parties, during which girls can emulate Mom by enjoying miniature versions of manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications. Grownup pedicures find technicians kneading arches with rolled-up copies of Reader's Digest and one of the spa's signature scents. The salon's 30-minute crystal body-art sessions add twinkling contrast to the dark shades that UV-free airbrush tans bequeath to bodies.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
Signature Service: Massage therapy
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 5
Pro Tip: I go above and beyond to provide the best customer service. I am also NJ State Certified.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I incorporate foot reflexology and hand massages into my service.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
My most popular service is the 60-minute Swedish Massage. I feel that clients love this massage because, in addition to the light, relaxing massage, I incorporate a little pressure to relieve some of the tension in the client's body.
Clients come to Massage Therapy At Bejanies to relax, get pampered, and enjoy a respite from the stresses of everyday life. The bodywork experts here specialize in delivering these feel-good services through techniques such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and cranio-sacral massage. They also teach massage classes so that students may practice whisking away the tension away on their own.