As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand and 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 and Stone Massage Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand and Stone has expanded to more than 20 states. 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 a fervor undiluted by distracting fads or an untenably long service menu, the team at Nova Skin Fitness focuses on two types of full-body beautification. One is red light therapy, which builds muscle tone by safely creating contractions. The other is vibration therapy. Inside a booth called The Beauty Angel, red light penetrates to the cellular level to boost ATP levels. The intended results range from a boost in collagen and elasticity to a reduction in swelling.
At Massage Pro Faith, certified massage therapist Faith M. Coppola helps her patients overcome stress and bodily aches with a diverse array of therapies. Faith’s repertoire includes gentle Swedish and gentler feather-stroke massages, an intense deep-tissue technique, and a hot-stone massage that employs smooth heated stones coated in shea butter.
• For $35, you get a one-hour massage (a $75 value). • For $45, you get a deep pore-cleansing facial (a $90 value). • For $150, you get 20 units of Botox (a $300 value). Med Spa of Virginia mitigates bodily tension, rejuvenates skin surfaces, and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles with a variety of spa services. Guests sip on complimentary organic tea or lemon spa water in the relaxation room before receiving their selected spa service or top-secret mission. Sprawl out in one of five private treatment rooms as a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage relieves stress, increases circulation, and alleviates general fatigue and sore spots.
After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.
Certified surgeon Dr. Anouche M. Roberts of Liquid Facelift Centers combines surgical expertise with a passion for aesthetic medicine. Her expert knowledge of the face aids her as she wards off signs of aging with liquid facelifts and laser treatments using a laser new to the industry. A restrained aesthetic style, attention to detail, and knack for all things artistic round out Dr. Roberts? qualifications and explain her affinity for cross-stitching all of her patients? post-op prescriptions rather than writing them. Having performed more than 5,000 injectable procedures using the micro-cannula injection technique, Dr. Roberts has mastered performing pain-free, precise injections with little to no bruising.