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.
Janelle Lowery is a licensed massage therapist who strives to provide massages that relax both the mind and the body. Her studio is a tranquil space where white curtains filter the overhead lights, producing a soft glow that complements the earth-toned walls and wall-mounted candles for a true relaxation oasis. Janelle offers Swedish massages to improve circulation, deep-tissue massages to relieve chronic pain, and hot-stone massages that combine focused pressure with heated basalt stones to undo muscular gridlock and tension. Customers can also opt for prenatal bodywork, which helps moms-to-be unwind from the stress of carrying the weight of two and the mental stress of trying to design a solar-paneled baby crib.