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Hand & Stone Massage & Spa Coming to The Villages in April


Many people walk around tense and on guard due to stress-filled workdays and busy lifestyles. Don’t worry, help is on the way.

A new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is opening to help you feel better. Owners Ron and Stephanie Urton invite you to the grand opening of their location on April 15 in The Villages at 312 Heald Way, near the Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“This is our first location, and if we have a lot of business at this spa, we likely will do another location in a couple of years,” Stephanie says. “While we are very excited to be doing this, we are extremely busy as Ron is chief of surgery at a hospital in Central Florida and is in the Florida Air Naitonal guard.”

Stephanie will not only run the spa, but couple has four children that keep her on the go too.

The couple discovered Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa when Stephanie received a gift certificate. That visit led to a membership, and she has been going regularly ever since. Ron had been looking for a business opportunity and decided if his wife was willing to go 20 minutes further from home to get services available nearby, there must be something special. He look into it, studied the business carefully, and decided it would be a wonderful and fulfilling endeavor for them.

Hand and Stone is a luxury spa with an affordable price point. With services like a great variety of massages, the signature Hot Stone massage, and the Himalayan Salt Stone massage, the techniques are the most advanced that can be performed without a supervising physician on site. They also offer the most advanced esthetic techniques of any spa chain in the country. Being in the medical field, Ron appreciates the benefits that come from what might be considered alternative or non-main-stream medicine. Hand and Stone provides a service the improves the health and well-being of cusomters with reasonable costs.

Consultations begin with a licensed/registered massage therapist or esthetician talking with you to fully understand your particular concerns. After reviewing your information, including current conditions and specific areas or challenges you want to focus on, they design a treatment specifically for you. When you return for future visits, you’ll be asked about any changes so your treatment can be further tailored for your needs.

“We haven’t even opened yet, but everywhere we go, we’re surprised and pleased by the positive response we receive,” Stephanie says. “We are really excited about what we have and can’t wait to share it with everyone in this area.”

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Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.

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