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.
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.
At Nadya Massages, licensed massage therapist Nadya Kielhorn has dedicated the past nine years to delivering bodies from stress. Well versed in multiple modalities of massage, she specializes in styles that assist with chronic pain, postural problems, and past injuries. Her practice shares space with other professionals dedicated to total-body health, including a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a naturopathic physician, and a professional hugger, making the office a one-stop shop for all manner of medical and holistic therapies.
Licensed massage therapist Genevieve Carey graduated from the East-West College of the Healing Arts, where she studied anatomy, pathology, and kinesiology. Today she draws on an array of modalities, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage as she tailors her sessions to each client's needs. Genevieve is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and she also specializes in orthopedic and medical massage. The latter approach soothes injuries and chronic conditions such as hip, back, and neck problems, often accompanying conventional treatments for trauma, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain. Orthopedic massages aim to shorten recovery time while retraining tension patterns developed in daily life.
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. At Ama Massage Therapy, the mission is simple: 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.
During the customized massages she performs at the Anisha health center, licensed massage therapist and certified holistic coach Jamie Smith doesn't just listen to what her clients have to say—she also listens to their bodies. By adjusting her strokes to target and heal the areas that require attention, Jamie can help restore wellbeing to those who need it most, including accident victims, stressed professionals, and those who Jamie believes are the most deserving: caregivers and health-care professionals who don't take time to care for themselves. Massage sessions are enhanced by Quintessence Oils, the therapist's personal line of food-grade essential oils that she hand blends in a range of therapeutic scents. Jamie also uplifts the rest of the body through the flexibility training of somatic coaching, the health plans of holistic nutrition counseling, and space-organizing services that help declutter any room and ensure food and body-care products are free of unhealthy ingredients and witches' spells.
When not rebalancing her clients minds and bodies, Jamie takes the time to give back to her community by volunteering for Bike MS and organizing benefit events for the Oregon Humane Society & Feral Cat Coalition.