By Shannon Koontz

As a mom, you spend a lot of time looking after other people… but how often do you spend an hour doing something nice for yourself?  It is time!

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has been a well-loved spa at Friendly Center in Greensboro and another location just recently opened at Thruway Shopping Center in Winston-Salem (next to Bonefish Grill).  Hand & Stone offers the perfect opportunity for you to visit a spa that is known for “luxury”… but without the luxury price.


There have been hundreds of studies on the vast health benefits of massage – everything from lowering blood pressure and relieving chronic pain… to boosting immunity and easing insomnia. The massage therapists at Hand & Stone are licensed and registered, and trained to ask the right questions to understand your health needs. As a result they are able to customize a massage just for you. They offer many different types of massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pre- and Post-Sports, Prenatal, Couples Massage, Hot Towel Cold Stone Face Massage, Hot Towel Foot Massage, and much more.

Hand and Stone’s ultimate massage experience skillfully uses heated river stones with massage strokes to key points on the body, creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity.


The facials are just as relaxing as a massage, but they also come with their own health benefits. Not only can they unclog pores, detoxify, hydrate, and maintain skin health, they can also be corrective in nature.

The three signature facials are the classic, the men’s, and the teen facial. The classic and men’s facials include deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and a neck and shoulder massage. In the classic, you’ll also receive a therapeutic mask and moisturizer. This is ideal for every skin type. The men’s facial also involves a three-hydration treatment. In the teen facial, our therapists understand the problems that young adults face. This treatment deep cleans, moisturizes and calms redness with soothing, anti-inflammatory products.

Exceptional Treatments

Hand & Stone offers many treatments that aren’t found anywhere else… customized for your unique needs. Some of these treatments are the detoxification facial, sensitive skin facial, anti-aging collagen facial, back or chest treatment, the eye and lip treatment, heavenly hand therapy, and a full line of waxing options. They also offer corrective facials, including a salicylic peel, glycolic peel, and microdermabrasion.

Hand and Stone Philosophy

Their philosophy is to consistently deliver the highest quality professional massage, facial and waxing services at affordable prices. One of the ways they can achieve this is through the Hand & Stone Lifestyle Program. Members pay $49.95 each month… this earns them a 50 minute massage or Signature Facial each month, as well as deep discounts on services, products and gift cards.

Massage and Facial “Introductory” offers are available for first time visitors to Hand & Stone at affordable prices.

Do Something Nice for Yourself

For your convenience, there are two Triad Hand & Stone locations (Thruway in Winston-Salem, and at Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro). Stop in, take a tour, ask questions and make an appointment. And if you’ve already visited Hand & Stone, comment on this blog, and tell us about your experience!

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