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.
At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The therapist-s main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These therapists personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Burnham and a team of massage therapists help keep spines in line with custom chiropractic services tailored to treat a variety of ailments. The staff also softens creaky joints, increases mobility, and boosts circulation with deep-tissue massages doled out in 60-, and 90-minute sessions. Dr. Burnham is available for appointments on Mondays 1:30 to 7:30 p.m, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
A bright reception area welcomes beauty-seekers into Friends Day Spa & Salon, where stylists transform manes with cuts, color, perms, and twisty updos, which will impress pillows at bedtime. Soothing facials pamper the remainder of clients’ heads, and nail techs add flair to handshakes and footshakes with manicures and pedicures. For full-body buffing, massage therapists remove knots from musculature, sometimes utilizing warm hot stones. Each spa service is performed in its own roomy area, separated from the rest of the 3,400-square-foot spa and salon. The space also has a locker room and a wet room equipped with a Vichy shower, which provides clients with a place to refresh between services.
Licensed chiropractic physicians Dr. Kelly Huber and Dr. Lee Ann Fowler take the helm of Chiropractic Plus's spine-soothing staff, who cosset and correct corporeal aches with chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and customized wellness regimens. The team members join forces to cultivate a full roster of pain-relieving services, such as acupuncture, neuromuscular massages, and detoxifying ionic footbaths. They bolster the tried-and-true treatments with an arsenal of state-of-the-art gadgetry?including on-site x-ray equipment and laser chiropractic tools?and contemporary modalities, such as the Graston technique, a system that utilizes six stainless steel instruments to soothe away chronic inflammation in the soft tissues. To fortify overall health, the staff can even devise personalized physical therapy and nutrition plans.
Pacifica Care––headed by Dr. David Moss––strives to keep patients in strong physical and mental health with a wide variety of services, including nutritional counseling, massage therapy, psychiatric treatments, and emotional and behavioral counseling. Committed to spending more time with each patient than most facilities, the doctors, physician's assistants, counselors, and massage therapists aim to see new clients within 72 hours of the initial request, and they maintain later hours to accommodate those who have daytime responsibilities, such as spying on the sun. The facility's stock of nutritional supplements packs active phytonutrients ground from fresh, organically grown plants such as alfalfa and beets, as well as animal-extracted vitamins and minerals scraped from Mount Rushmore's last group facial.