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.
Blush Day Spa, which opened in the latter part of 2013, assembles a crack team of skilled professionals. They offer a full range of services including facials, waxing, mani-pedis, Botox, and massage. Co-owners Andrea and Rashelle specialize in skincare, and their partner Stacy focuses on the nailcare and nail art, applying CND additives to create one sparkly accent nail or a full set of eye-catching tips that attract more attention than screaming, "You're all aliens!" in a movie theater. The Spa's massage therapist Farron says she takes joy from helping people relax, using reflexology and the aid of hot basalt stones. "I love to loosen tight muscles and stretch around the upper back and neck area," she says. "Everyone I see is tight and tense in [that] area."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
Brands Used: No brands
Salon Milano & Spa specializes in all things Aveda, from their Aveda manicures, to Aveda-infused hair treatments, and relaxing Aveda tea that clients can sip before their spa or salon session. Salon services range from men's and women's haircuts to popular ombre color treatments, straightening therapies, and hair and scalp treatments infused with botanicals.
In the spa, attentive massage therapists and cosmetologists indulge clients in all-over relaxation, and it helps that the five of them combine an FDR presidency worth of experience: more than 30 years. Their facials eschew chemicals for natural ingredients, and refreshing body wraps incorporate rosemary, mint, and exotic avocado and coconut oils.
Though their backgrounds are diverse, Teri Hoskins and Jenny Bankston are both equally dedicated to the craft of reflexology. Together, they boast 20 years of combined experience and 300+ hours of reflexology practice each. By combining their knowledge of reflexology with the Chinese Meridian System, they are able to provide shorter, more effective reflexology treatments at Greatest Pedicure & Reflexology or on-site at customers' locations. At their clinic, the duo augments their reflexology services with relaxing treatments such as detox footbaths, hot towel wraps, pedicures, and customized essential oil foot soaks.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Ayurveda bodywork
Brands Used: Maharishi Ayurveda
Pro Tip: For best results, ayurveda treatments should be received a few hours before rest