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.
HLC Lake Mary Spa’s quiet interiors and welcoming personnel envelop each client in a reassuring cocoon that blocks out the stressors of the outside world. The spa began as a compassionate center for weight loss and smoking cessation, soon adding high-tech spa treatments and noninvasive wellness procedures. Cream-colored walls and draped windows dress treatment rooms with an aura of home to help relax clients there for body-wide cosmetic boosts from LED teeth whitening to red-light skin therapy. Clients can feel confident in their therapists, each of whom is a licensed aesthetician trained in laser procedures. The clinic has also made the pages of Lake Mary Life magazine for its antiaging laser photo facial treatment.
The fact that the staff at Ecco Nails & Spa specialize in nail treatments doesn’t mean that they forget their designation as a spa. Ecco's staff add pampering elements to even the most basic services, including warm herbal soaks, hot-stone massages, heated towel wraps and clay and chocolate masks. Tucked away in private treatment rooms, aestheticians perform facials, during which they slather façades with gentle Dermalogica products, which are customizable to each client’s skin type and favorite flavor of pie. Out on the nail floor, beneath the glow of golden sconces, technicians show off their skills by meticulously painting nails using OPI polish and CND Shellac, which resists chips for up to 14 days.
Energizing beats fuel each furious workout at F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp as groups move together to shave off pounds and shape stronger bodies. Certified personal trainers start fresh each day with a new workout that employs dumbbells, jump ropes, and the Lebert Equalizer to keep heart rates pumping while building muscle mass. Unlike other boot camps, the trainers motivate through positive reinforcement rather than by yelling at clients or leaving passive-aggressive post-it notes on their fridges. Additionally, each energy-boosting session is held indoors, so students need not worry about sessions being canceled due to rain.
In Shear Bliss's 7,200-square-foot relaxation haven, 23 hairstylists, five nail technicians, and three makeup artists beautify guests' exterior images, and four massage therapists, a physician, and a nutritionist help bolster their health. Nail specialists steel fingers against the elements and mittens insulated with sandpaper by performing standard manicures, which pepper polish with UV light to lend it greater durability. In a private room adorned with framed certificates declaring their well-rounded training, technicians clear skin imperfections with medical treatments such as sclerotherapy.
Since becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Kevin Wynne has been highlighted in Orlando magazine for his work with patients ranging from children to professional athletes. Board-certified, Dr. Wynne treats patients with holistic-minded services such as chiropractic exams and x-rays, spinal decompression sessions, and massage therapy. He also specializes in alleviating pain caused by herniated discs and auto accidents.