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.
Inside a charming Victorian house, Lindsey Garger works, digging into her toolbox of shears, clippers, and professional styling products daily to give each client a look of their own. Specializing in colors and highlights, her skills cover the gamut of hair sculpting, from wedding updos to a bangs trim.
East Side and West Side Athletic Clubs offer pampering for all bodies, ages, and fitness types with facilities packed with swimming pools, racquetball courts, childcare centers, and cardio decks. Group fitness classes make use of the studio space and include high-energy Zumba or relaxing yoga, with water aerobics taking place in the indoor pool or the high-pressure showers. In addition to workout amenities, guests can take advantage of bountiful spa and relaxation services including massages, acupuncture, and a full-service hair salon. Each of the three locations has its own personality and offerings. See the full list for each location here.
When the stylists at Hair Candy Salon & Spa look at a head of hair, they see nothing but stylish possibilities. Depending on the client, they might add dimension with partial highlights, lengthen hair with extensions, or use keratin treatments to tame stubborn frizz and curls. Once they've transformed manes, the beauty experts turn their attention to the rest of the body. They wax unwanted hair and smooth skin with more than a dozen facial treatments, including a therapeutic pumpkin mask with the same nutrients that keep jack-o'-lanterns from ever getting pimples. In addition to these services, the staff uses FDA-approved lasers to prevent and reverse hair loss.
Herbal Concept's compresses and body wraps are filled with a soothing blend of 12 aromatic herbs, including lavender and chamomile, and natural grains that maintain their temperature long after being microwaved or stored in a freezer. Each of their mittens, booties, neck wraps, and back compresses boasts a soft, fleecy exterior in a choice of eight hues, while an eco-friendly line remains the natural shade of their organic marshmallow fibers.
Owners Heather Harris and Corey Kolln believe in their practice’s powerful benefits, so much so that they encourage regular visits from customers through a membership program that offers deep discounts. Amid their office’s tranquil environment, they administer signature massages that focus on each client's specific problem areas, incorporating hot stones, aromatherapy, and steamed towels for maximum tension and stress relief. As an extra defense against muscle soreness, they can place herbal analgesic patches on muscles, helping to ease pain for up to two days while increasing the likelihood that family members will ask if you've been rolling around in the herb garden again.