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.
With a bevy of soothing and beauty-boosting services, Tru Awakenings' glamour gurus trim tresses, unclog pores, and strengthen muscles worn out from digging ditches in the living room. To manage unruly follicles, customers can sign up for haircuts (up to $55), coloring ($30+), and straightening ($85+). Those seeking to liberate their hides from oppressive hairarchies can ask an expert epilator for a waxing treatment (up to $60). Wrinkles and fine lines are forced to resign by an assortment of facials and chemical peels that recharge drained faces ($15+), and hand and foot paraffin treatments soften extremities and shield nails from your neighbor's nibbly teeth ($10 each). Visitors can also let one of the spa's muscle technicians banish toxins and dispel stress with a therapeutic, deep tissue, or hot-stone massage ($45+).
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Helpful assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The reiki experts at Global Community Wellness help their clients recover from illness, eliminate stress, and bring balance to their lives. Additionally, they lead reiki workshops, which teach people the secrets of energy fields and healing others.
Bella Fiore Day Spa is a welcoming oasis in which hallways the color of autumn squash lead to curtained treatment rooms. The spa’s talented staff begins a client’s rejuvenation marathon with a Beaute Express facial. Customized to your individual skin type with a complimentary in-depth skin-care analysis, the express facial provides soothing exfoliation and hydration that will address the particular concerns of your visage, including sensitive skin and the money you could make in genre fiction. During your 30-minute Swedish massage, therapeutic hands gently target the storehouses of the body’s accumulated stress, pacifying tension and detoxifying muscles for a happier, more-mobile self.
Stacey, a Brain State Technologies master level II practitioner, and Optimize Me’s staff of skilled technicians sleuth out the source of mental tribulations with seven-point brain-wave assessments. The assessments prepare clients to optimize their mental powers through the Brain State program, which has earned praise from Grammy winner Wynonna Judd in People magazine. A questionnaire probes clients for health histories, favored Elizabethan fashions, and brain-related concerns, which may include difficulty concentrating or poor memory of Elizabethan fashions. Clients review a list of 20 goals and select five areas to focus on before an EEG measures brain activity. As small sensors cling to scalps, clients first relax and rest, and then complete simple tasks such as reading aloud or translating Old English texts into Flemish. Using data from the EEG, technicians create a plan for meeting clients’ goals through Brain State biofeedback sessions.