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.
The sizeable but close-knit staff of Artistik Edge Salon has served clients since 1999. With professional products by brands such as Redken and Wella, colorists render complete color treatments, highlights, lowlights, and gray coverage for men, women, and stressed-out toddlers. The hairstylists can also insert hair extensions, adding luxurious length to strands. Artistik Edge Salon also provides nail services, including long-lasting gel-polish applications, and aesthetic services such as facials and waxing.
Amanda Ruley was inspired to help heal others through massage therapy by her mother, who struggled every day with multiple sclerosis and found respite in massage and acupuncture. Mary Boyd found her passion for therapy working in behavioral management with at-risk youth. Though these two followed different paths to discover massage, their mission is the same: to soothe body, mind, and spirit with the therapeutic benefits of physical contact. Each massage is customized to the client’s individual needs, incorporating Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to boost circulation and sports bodywork to improve range of motion in muscles or remove stubborn foam fingers.
Licensed massage therapist Willow Buswell gained her knowledge and experience at East West College of the Healing Arts. At Rejuvenated Heart, she uses them to blend a variety of massage techniques into custom massages. Such techniques include deep-tissue work, orthopedic massage, and tui na, which uses acupressure and joint mobilization to increase energy. Willow can enhance any massage with aromatherapy or dry exfoliation that releases histamine so muscles can become more relaxed.
Misti, a certified aesthetician, specializes in airbrush spray tans. She touts the service as an efficient, safe alternative to sun tanning, which is both time-consuming and hazardous to the skin. Whether gilding beach-goers, bridal parties, or little-league trophies, she makes sure that each tan looks even and natural. To further enhance beauty, Misti offers treatments for the complexion, body, and nails at her post within Untangled Salon.
Signature Service: Thai massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: For Thai massage, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing because you will not undress.