Are you familiar with Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas? Launched in 2004 by passionate physical therapist John Marco and now led by franchise veteran Todd Leff, Hand & Stone now has over 375 locations across the United States and Canada.
I had the pleasure of speaking with the franchise owner and some of the staff this week in Fort Myers, FL, as part of their grand opening celebration.
We’re very excited that we have a new Whole Foods Market opening at Daniels Marketplace in Fort Myers, and Hand & Stone is in that retail location, just a few doors down from Whole Foods. If you are familiar with Fort Myers, the retail center is located at the corner of Daniels Parkway and Six Mile Cypress.
Meet the Owner and Staff of Hand & Stone in Fort Myers, FL
Pictured above from left to right are Manager Patty Chafatelli, franchise owner John Mohler and Spa Associate Ashley Harris. This Hand & Stone location currently has a total of 18 on staff to service local clients.
John and his wife, Coleen recently relocated from Ohio to Naples, FL to open this franchise, and are excited about the excellent staff joining them. Patty Chafatelli brings 23 years of industry experience as she leads the day to day operations of Hand & Stone, and Ashley Hall’s friendly and welcoming smile will be right there to greet and assist you as you enter the spa.
I immediately noticed how fresh, clean and soothing the interior was, which is essential when clients are there for services. As I discussed the variety of services offered it was evident that Hand & Spa is in Fort Myers, FL to provide facial and massage services to the masses, not just higher end clients.
Pricing is surprisingly affordable, with a Lifestyle Program, a membership if you will, that costs just $59.95 per month. There is no long term commitment required, discounts are provided to members and additional perks are offered.
Even so, a client can enjoy a full hour massage or signature facial for less than $100, with many options available to personalize the service.
A full range of massage, facials, exfoliations, skin treatments and hair removal services are offered at Hand & Stone, with the ability to customize services and add service enhancements to most sessions.
Clarity Clinical Skin Care products are proudly offered at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Fort Myers, FL as well as the other franchise locations. Stated in their own words, Clarity’s philosophy:
We believe beautiful skin means healthy skin. Combining our knowledge of skin with our passion for health, we made it our mission to create what others couldn’t or wouldn’t—plant-based, results-driven skincare with zero trade offs in terms of safety or efficacy. Our focus puts nature’s pharmacy first. We unlock the performance of our natural actives by pairing them with conscious technology—and nothing more. No harmful or synthetic chemicals, extenders, fillers or bulk. No fragrance or artificial colors.
Manager Patty Chafatelli is very well informed and can assist clients with the selection of Clarity Skin Care products for use during sessions at Hand & Stone, and also for purchase.
I was impressed with the emphasis given to the overall client experience. A thorough consultation is provided with the client’s first visit, to ensure that the appropriate services are provided based on the client’s history as well as their wants and expectations. It is evident that Hand & Stone puts client comfort, safety and professional treatment as the highest priority. I like that.
If you live in the greater Fort Myers, FL area, be sure to stop in to Hand & Stone, meet the staff and see how their services might benefit you. It may well become a regular source of your health and wellness regime!