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.
Dead skin cells, unwanted hair, and crumbs dull the pellucid celluloid of even the fairest face. Today's Groupon freshens faces with a $40 face-making treatment from Mullica Hill Skincare. Choose from a soothing facial ($85), microdermabrasion ($100 value), or a laser hair removal treatment for chin ($250) or lip ($120).
Signature Service: Massage therapy
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 5
Pro Tip: I go above and beyond to provide the best customer service. I am also NJ State Certified.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I incorporate foot reflexology and hand massages into my service.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
My most popular service is the 60-minute Swedish Massage. I feel that clients love this massage because, in addition to the light, relaxing massage, I incorporate a little pressure to relieve some of the tension in the client's body.
For a decade, Universal Life Design director Justin David Provoncha has helped people achieve total wellness with holistic healthcare. He helps people relax and find relief from pain with custom massages that incorporate deep-tissue, trigger-point, and myofascial structural-integration techniques. His dao yin meditation practices help clients find their inner peace. To ensure that people from far and wide still benefit from his words—even without visiting him—Mr. Provoncha wrote a book titled The Book of Change.
Most popular service: Color
Brands Used: Brazilian Blowout, Wella color, Moroccan Oil, KMS California
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Book appointments ahead of time so you're guaranteed the time and stylist you prefer.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We offer a 'homey' decor. Often clients tell us they feel at ease because of our warm, welcoming personalities.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We offer clients fresh coffee, water and desserts. [We also] check on them every so often to make sure they are doing okay and to ask them if there is anything they need.
The stylists at Phoenix Salon & Spa make it their mission to tame tresses?no matter the length, shade, or texture. The salon has two locations that offer haircuts, highlights, and all-over color for men and women. Clients can smooth unruly locks with a keratin or relaxing treatment. Elegant updos and professional makeup applications can help clients prep for a wedding or an important photo booth session. For show-stopping nails, indulge in a french manicure or opt for glittery tips. Spa services are also available at the Mount Laurel location?from organic veggie wraps to reflexology massages.