The staff at MingHuiwu Massage Spa soothes aches and alleviates stress with massages in a slew of modalities. Swedish treatments lull clients into states of tranquility, deep-tissue massages target more persistent aches, and foot massages include relaxing, aromatic foot soaks. The licensed massage therapists can also skip stones across achy muscle pools with a relaxing hot-stone massage.
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.
Signature Service: Clinical and effective massage therapy
Brands Used: Biotone Hypoallergenic Massage Gel and Biotone Polar Lotion
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: My clients often say they have never experienced a massage that was so focused and attentive.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
My full-body massages always include targeted foot and hand work as well as concentrated time to remedy exactly what my clients point out as centers of pain and discomfort. I never perform a routine on autopilot to get paid and get the client out without a minute to spare.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Because "the rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns." Rumi said that ... sounds good to me.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Lack of self-confidence. When individuals read, meditate, and spend time in silence getting to know themselves, they are far more comfortable in their own skin?and no beauty technique can be more enhancing.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Massage therapy is a proactive choice that individuals of all backgrounds and income levels can enjoy as a commitment of wellness. Too often do we get burdened by debilitating physical pains and stressors. If we all took the time to get regular massages and invest in our own physical and mental state of well-being, it would prolong a healthier, happier life.
Housed in a cozy, restored home, Copper River Salon & Spa came to be a member of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas through a series of carefully planned and executed steps by ecoconscious owner and stylist, Barbara Weigand. Melding her long-time interests in both earth-conscious recycling and hair artistry, she opened Copper River in 2011 after working closely with architects who specialize in environmentally friendly designs. Inside the two-story green salon, stylists perform a variety of hair-centric services under energy-efficient lights, and the spa is home to relaxing facials and massages, surrounded by repurposed materials whenever possible.
As the name implies, OM Central Jersey Massage & Yoga pairs massage therapy with yoga classes. The combination works to relieve pain associated with arthritis, sciatica, shoulder injuries, and knee or hip replacements. The studio's massage therapists employ numerous modalities, such as Swedish and myofascial release, and incorporate aromatherapy for added relaxation. Yoga instructors draw from several styles as well. Anusara and Iyengar yoga both focus on correcting one?s alignment during poses, whereas Kundalini yoga teaches breathing exercises and chants that help alleviate emotional and physical suffering.
Wachena Woodard?a licensed massage therapist with more than 9 years of experience? has worked in chiropractic offices and with professional athletes?uses all modalities from myofascial release to trigger point therapy to ease tension, reduce stress, improve circulation, and cultivate inexplicable longings for ready-to-assemble furniture. She also specializes in honing in on discomfort from car-accident pains, pinched nerves, and sports-related injuries.