Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with Kim Cagle, lifelong Jersey Girl and self-proclaimed reformed lawyer, who along with her husband, owns the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, located at 77 Central Avenue, Clark. Hand & Stone first opened its doors on November, 28, 2011, and is already a thriving business in the community.
Hand & Stone is a full service spa offering massages, facials and waxes. Unlike some other spas, they customize all their experiences to each client. Their main goal is to help people. Many come in feeling stress or pain and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
They have 20 specialists on staff, featuring many different modalities and specialties. The moment you walk in the door the experience begins. The check in staff is friendly and helpful and they start you on your journey to relaxation. The lobby is decorated in a comforting, modern style and as soon as you enter a calming sense can be felt. The spa consists of 6 therapy rooms, including a couple's room for his and hers massages - a great anniversary gift!
The specialists are trained in many types of massage including Reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reiki and Shiatsu. The signature service at Hand & Stone is the Hot Stone Massage. River stones are heated to nearly 130 degrees Farenheit and are used, in conjunction with the therapists' hands, to create a deep penetrating massage that is extremely relaxing.
Several add-on services are available such as a hand and foot massages. The most popular add-on is the Hot Towel Cold Stone Face Massage. This involves wrapping the face in a hot towel, increasing circulation. Then ice cold marble stones are used to create a contrasting and soothing experience. This service can help with Migraines, TMJ and sinus pressure.
Facials are available on an individual basis or can be combined as an add-on with any massage. Several types of facials are offered. Clients meet with an licensed esthetician who examines your skin under magnification and will recommend a treatment based on your needs and what they find in the examination. Each facial is customized for each client. Typically facials will remove dead skin, help relieve stress, regenerate the skin as well as many other great health benefits. And women aren't the only ones who can get a facial - it's very common among men and is great gift for a graduating teen.
The other primary service offered is waxing. Waxes, like Facials, are offered on an individual basis or combined with another service. Waxing services include eyebrows, chin, mustache area, back, chest, legs, arms, underarms as well as the standard bikini and Brazilian waxing. Several types of waxes are used to accommodate all different skin types and to make the process more comfortable.
So stop in and see for yourself just how wonderful Hand & Stone is. They are a great addition to the community and are planning to grow their staff and will be adding more new services in the near future.
The spa is conveniently located just off of exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway, in the Target shopping plaza. The Spa can be found in the rear of the plaza in the newly renovated building.