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Hand & Stone Brings Self-Care to Waterloo, Ontario’s The Boardwalk Shopping Centre

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened its newest location on June 1 in Waterloo, Ontario, under the ownership of seasoned franchisees Layton and Erin Phillips. The spa, located at 350 The Boardwalk in Waterloo, is the Phillips’ second location with the Hand & Stone brand, having opened their inaugural spa in Guelph late last year. The father-daughter entrepreneurial duo is proud to elevate their community’s self-care offerings with Hand & Stone’s premier spa services.  

“Joining this industry has been an adventurous challenge for us to expand our scope as business owners,” says Layton. “Bringing this exceptional brand to the community we live in has allowed us to focus more on our values of community, professionalism and life-long learning.

“We learned even more about the importance of self-care after opening our first spa and are grateful to provide a place for the members of our community to relax, unwind, and connect with themselves on a deeper level. We can’t wait to meet our new members at Hand & Stone The Boardwalk!”   

Interior photo of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa's new The Boardwalk location in Waterloo, Ontario

The newest Hand & Stone at The Boardwalk brings high-quality professional massage services, including Swedish, Himalayan salt, sports, deep tissue, oncology, and prenatal massages to The Boardwalk community. Guests can also visit the new spa to enjoy Hand & Stone’s signature hot stone massage and best-in-class facial and hair removal treatments tailored to an individual’s needs or skin concerns, with a wide range of services available for women, men, and teens. 

Like all Hand & Stone spas nationwide, the new location at The Boardwalk offers advanced skincare and spa services that incorporate new technologies at the forefront of the wellness market to enhance each guest’s overall experience. These advanced services include NuFACE microcurrent lifting facial, BT Micro ultrasonic enhancements, microdermabrasion exfoliation, and LED phototherapy facial, as well as innovations such as muscle-soothing treatments, cold stone facial treatments, OxyGeneo 3-in-1 Super Facial, and partnerships with award-winning skincare lines like Dermalogica® and ClarityRX.  

All Hand & Stone services are performed by experienced certified estheticians and registered massage therapists. The brand’s commitment to guest experience has translated to an unparalleled level of expertise at each location, supported by best-in-class training and ongoing education resources.

At Hand & Stone The Boardwalk, members will have access to a team of wellness experts who specialize in providing exceptional whole body wellness treatments, ensuring a tranquil, relaxing, and comfortable environment.  

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