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.
Long Island Laser Hair Therapy, a member of the HairLoss.com Association, stimulates hair regrowth for men and women with laser therapy alongside DHT-blocking supplements that sustain post-treatment growth. After a digital microscopic scalp analysis, clients recline in a cozy chair as a European-developed cosmetic laser rejuvenates flagging follicles. As the laser bolsters blood flow around the scalp, hair loss ceases in 93 percent of clients. The treatment can pump up hair volume by 25 percent and foster thicker, fuller hair for hair transplant clients and shedding Koosh balls.
At House of Addixion Tattoo Company, artists George Woodiwiss and Matt Murphy ink human canvases with detailed artwork that lasts a lifetime. Their skills are varied, ranging from realism to surrealism, calligraphy, and dark horror, having created a mammoth portfolio of work over their years at the trade. While the artists add pigment and shade to skins, Dezy Schirmer preps lobes, navels, eyebrows, and more for adornments with her piercing prowess.
At Whole Life Practices, holistic health gurus Marietta and Richard Forcht promote healing with a wide range of alternative treatments. Their services include colon hydrotherapy, infrared-sauna sessions, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The staff at Feel Well Therapeutic Massage & Bodycare encourages health from head to toe with a slew of facials and body scrubs, yoga sessions, and laser therapy treatments. The team performs more than a dozen specialized facials to exfoliate pores and moisturize skin as well as relaxing body wraps that soak skin in minerals and enzymes before a warm, session-ending shower washes enzymes down the drain to beautify freshwater fish. The center also fosters wellness through activity and fitness sessions. During Hatha yoga classes, certified yoga instructor and 20-year veteran Debra Monaco teaches students to unwind through sequences of postures that incorporate breathing techniques and meditative practices.
Satori Laser Hair Removal's technology arsenal is a treasure trove of FDA-approved beauty treatments. There are the Candela lasers—the GentleYag, GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro—that harness a variety of wavelengths and power levels to erase unwanted hair from nearly any skin type. There's also the VelaShape II, designed to zap fat and contour the body, and the eTwo infrared and radio-frequency system and DiamondTome microdermabrasion machine that help stave off the signs of aging. The spa's specialists call on expert training and viewings of lots of science-fiction movies to wield these devices in a range of noninvasive regimens.
When they’re not bettering clients with laser-based services, the staff at Satori Laser Hair Removal is improving the world at large. The spa donates 15% of its profits to charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee, which helps people rebuild their lives after humanitarian crises.