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 Take Time For A Little More “ You”
  HBy Alissa Reinhard
ow do you practice self-care? It isn’t always easy – finding time for yourself – but it is important.
You must fill your own cup first before you can fill everyone else’s. Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Alamo Ranch offers men and women of all ages the opportunity to unwind, breathe deeply and relax in a luxurious spa environment with an array of services that can truly fit into any budget.
Jim and Melodie Wallace opened Hand & Stone, located on Culebra just inside of Loop 1604, in 2016. The Wallace’s are passionate about the health and wellness industry and have witnessed how the Hand & Stone Healthy Lifestyle Program at Hand & Stone has transformed the lives of their clients.
“Before we opened Hand & Stone, I knew the benefits of massage therapy, but I didn’t realize to what extent how life changing massage can be,” explained Jim. “We have clients that no longer need to take pain medication, who can go out and enjoy the things they weren’t able to do in the past – we see these changes all the time and they really make you feel good about being in this business.”
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. It may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, joint pain and more. Hand & Stone offers clients quality, therapeutic and customized massage. No two clients are the same and the highly skilled certified massage therapists at Hand & Stone are trained in a wide range of specialties including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, and the spa’s signature Hot Stone Massage – an extremely relaxing yet invigorating massage that uses hot stones to warm and relax your muscles, allowing the therapist access to your deeper muscle layers. “The heat helps release tension so that the muscles in your back and shoulders can be worked on more effectively which means a deeper relaxation for the client,” explained Wallace. “The Hot Stone Massage is easily our most popular service.”
“Another massage that is quickly gaining a lot of fans among our clients
utilizes CBD Oil,” Jim stated. “CBD is an all-natural product that has both anti- inflammatory and pain relief properties and can penetrate through the skin for isolated pain management. CBD massages can be helpful for anyone that deals with muscle inflammation, circulation issues, arthritis, and so much more. I love the feel and aroma of the CBD oil as well as the results! CBD Oil creates a soothing and relaxing massage experience.”
In addition to massage therapy, Hand & Stone also offers facial services performed by licensed estheticians and tailored to each individual’s needs and skin concerns.
Facials at Hand & Stone have helped clients with acne, rosacea, sensitive skin and more.
“Each facial begins with a skin analysis,” explained Wallace. “Our estheticians evaluate each client’s skin, their lifestyle and any health issues, and then recommend a custom facial that will really benefit their skin and gain the results they desire.”
While other day spas in the area may offer similar services – there are several things that make Hand & Stone stand apart. The first is Hand & Stone’s luxurious spa environment. It’s easy to give yourself permission to relax, allowing any stresses and hardships to melt away, when you know your level of comfort is the entire staff ’s top priority. Another difference is Hand & Stone’s accessibility. Walk-ins and same day appointments are accepted and extended and weekend hours (Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) offer clients the flexibility they need in order to find time for themselves.
During your first visit to Hand & Stone, you can experience a 1-hour massage or facial for an introductory price of $59.95 – an amazing value. Receiving a massage, a facial, or both on a regular basis is one of the healthiest choices you make for yourself, so Hand & Stone also offers a unique Healthy Lifestyle Program where you can continue to enjoy that low price of $59.95 for either a facial or a massage each month, in addition to several other member benefits.
“Our Lifestyle Program doesn’t require an annual contract,” explained Wallace. “San Antonio has a large military presence with people moving in and out and we
Client enjoying a facial.
“Another massage that is quickly gaining a lot of fans among our clients utilizes
   BD Oil, CBD is an all-natural product that has both anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties and can penetrate through the skin for isolated pain management. ~ Jim Wallace - Owner
  understand that. The bottom line is, we want our members to enjoy our services, leave happy and come back and see us again as soon as they can.”
Lifestyle Program members can also enjoy special pricing with 35- 40% savings on additional services each month, discounted rates when purchasing gift cards for family and friends, and a Member Rewards program where you can earn points by simply doing what you already love.
“There are a lot of benefits to membership and we really try to do a lot to make our members feel appreciated,” added Wallace.
This holiday season, Hand & Stone is offering a special BOGO offer beginning on November 1 – a great gift ideas for friends, co-workers and family. Purchase one massage or facial service and receive a gift card for the second one free. (Members enrolled in the Lifestyle Program will receive the discounted rate on their purchase of
two services and receive a gift card for a third massage or facial for free).
Hand & Stone also offers botanical, wax- free hair removal services – a safe, germ-free alternative to traditional waxing that leaves skin feeling less irritated, smooth and clean. Add a foot or hand treatment or a scalp massage to your neck and body massage and you won’t be disappointed. And to instantly and immediately achieve more youthful, firmer and lifted skin, try Hand & Stone’s NuFACE® Microcurrent Therapy, a “5-minute facial-lift.”
Don’t put off what you truly deserve any longer. Leave behind the stresses of everyday life, rest your mind, body and soul, and fill your own cup so you can go on to live your best life and feel like yourself again.
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa 10650 Culebra Road, Suite 103 SanAntonio,TX 78251 210-899-5729
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