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(Wellness spa specializing in massage, facial, and wax services to open first Alabama location off Memorial Parkway.)

In today’s hectic world, it can seem impossible to find a moment to yourself. Services like massages and facials can be a luxury that is rarely enjoyed because of affordability or time constraints. But the popular Hand & Stone Spa will soon make these offerings more available to the Huntsville market. In late April, the new business will open to the public and welcome everyone to enjoy some much-needed relaxation in its beautiful 2,500-square-foot space at Merchants Square.

“Being part of Hand & Stone is exciting because the business brings affordability and convenience to high-end spa services,” said Owner, Ayesha Patel. “The brand does an exceptional job when it comes to staying on top of the latest technology and trends in the world of wellness. We will offer everything from traditional Swedish massages to Microcurrent facial therapy, waxing, and LED skin phototherapy. We also plan to roll out cupping therapy and CBD oil massages when we open.”

Hand & Stone currently has more than 400 locations in the United States and Canada. As a membership-based business, the spa offers a basic package that can be used once per month with a multitude of enhancements available at an affordable price. As the face of wellness and various therapies evolve with time, Hand & Stone goes the extra mile to ensure that the most up-to-date technology and trends are accessible to its members.

“We’re always looking at what the public values when it comes to the ideal spa experience,” assured Ayesha. “In addition to cupping therapy and CBD oil treatments, Hand & Stone also offers a unique Microcurrent technology called NuFACE®, which gives the client a ‘5-minute face-lift’ that is perfect for big events or important meetings. We also have targeted hand and foot treatments, scalp massages, and aromatherapy.”

All Hand & Stone staff will be licensed massage therapists and estheticians that have completed several levels of training. In order to become properly certified, the team must receive specialized instruction with Hand & Stone and lessons from the two product lines that are featured in-store. All of this is to ensure that the brand is living up to its high standards for quality and service.

“There is a retail component to Hand & Stone so our guests can purchase any of the items that were used during their appointment,” shared Ayesha. “Currently, Hand & Stone carries Dermalogica and Clarity brands. Dermalogica is very well known and featured in magazines like InStyle, Cosmopolitan, and Men’s Health. Clarity is our other product line that is plant-based and offers our patrons a more holistic, natural option. Both are incredible.”

When asked why she chose Merchants Square for the location of the new spa, Ayesha said it had everything to do with the brand fitting within the larger developments.

“Whole Foods, Lululemon, Ulta—all of these businesses match well with our brand,” explained Ayesha. “There’s no massage place in that pocket of Huntsville, and we are thrilled to be the ones who provide it. It’s a location that is easy to get to, and it makes going to the spa a simple stop on your trip to the grocery store or while running errands. Merchants Walk and Merchants Square are budding lifestyle areas that are bringing exciting new business to town.”

Once it opens, Hand & Stone will have hours on Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. It will include seven massage rooms and three esthetician studios.

“Hand & Stone will be an excellent complement to the already established tenants at Merchants Walk and the soon-to-open concepts at Merchants Square,” said Haley Clemons, marketing director at Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate. “Memorial Parkway is continuing to see growth with new developments and businesses joining the area, due to its high traffic and visibility. The new spa will be a welcome addition for anyone searching for a top-tier spa experience on a regular basis.”

While the spa will accept walk-ins, all bookings can be handled via an online system or over the phone.

“I don’t think you can put a price tag on an uninterrupted hour to yourself with no distractions,” said Ayesha. “It’s not only good for your body, but it’s also good for your mind. Our services are beneficial to the strongest athletes and to those who live a less physically demanding lifestyle. Everyone should consider ways to make personal care a part of their wellness program. We hope to be there to help them along the way.”

If you have questions about Hand & Stone or want to view the full scope of services available, visit For more information on what new treatments are available at the coming Huntsville location, follow Hand & Stone – Huntsville on Facebook.

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