Surf City is fortunate to have many options for people who love getting a massage. From the $25 foot massage and reflexology joints to mid-priced day spas and luxury hotel spas, we’ve got them all. At the Newland Center, near the Albertson’s on Beach Blvd., there is a new facility in town called “Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.” Hand and Stone, which is a franchise, offers expert massage services including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and their signature Hot Stone Massage.
The lobby has a calm atmosphere that transports you from the busy strip mall into serenity with its friendly staff and clean surroundings. Anna Spade, the owner, welcomes clients with a smile. Anna recalls that as an ad sales and marketing executive, she was often stressed out and felt the need for a weekly massage though at the time there were not many affordable places to get one. Anna was enjoying retirement, when Hand and Stone reached out to her, as they were looking to grown the franchise (which originated in New Jersey). After studying the business and realizing that, indeed, there was a need for Hand and Stone in her hometown Huntington Beach, Anna gave it a go. She said: “I like how a place like this makes people feel good, it’s instant gratification – seeing the relaxed faces of clients coming out of a massage or facial.” Anna is now working on getting an aesthetician license herself.
When I visited Hand and Stone, my therapist was Silvana who had magic hands! I just had the regular massage (Swedish) and added on the hot towel foot exfoliation. Silvana worked on the knots on my shoulders and told me great stories about her own experience as a massage therapist to rock stars – but that’s a story for another article. Right now, new Hand and Stone clients can get special introductory rates $49.95 for a 1 hour massage or facial and $69.95 for 1 hour hot stone massage. They also have a lifestyle/membership program, which makes getting regular treatments real easy.
Hand and Stone is located at 19732 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 For information or to make an appointment, call (714) 962-2423.