Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened March 1 at 6230 FM 1463 in Fulshear, offering a variety of massage and skin care services to help local residents get a bit of rest and relaxation and …
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened March 1 at 6230 FM 1463 in Fulshear, offering a variety of massage and skin care services to help local residents get a bit of rest and relaxation and address skin problems they may be concerned about. The main thing the business wants to offer though, is excellent care and a chance for clients to relax and be treated well while becoming a part of the community, said Heather Mize who co-owns the spa with her husband, Mark Mize.
“We plan on having a big involvement in the community and that’s our heart and our passion is definitely to support local communities,” Heather said.
The Mizes, who are both CPAs by trade, had considered a franchise for quite a while before deciding on Hand & Stone Massage and Spa, Heather said. They looked into a variety of options and finally settled on the spa after meeting with the Hand & Stone group out of Philadelphia. After seeing their professionalism, they realized they would be investing in a professional brand that included a team, not just a name on a shingle above a business. They’re trying to keep that feel at the local level, Heather said.
“We’re building a foundational team of service providers who are passionate about results-driven services,” Heather said.
All of the spa’s staff are fully-certified as either an esthetician or massage therapist, Heather said, so when a client walks into Hand & Stone, they’ll be taken care of by professionals that are fully vetted and trained to take care of the aches, pains and complexion concerns they’re facing.
The spa offers a total of 12 rooms with five of them being dedicated to skincare and seven dedicated to massage, Heather said.
Skincare from an esthetician is recommended for those who are seeking to keep their skin healthy or address skin conditions such as acne and other inflammation issues, she said. The spa offers a variety of facials and consultations with estheticians before any skincare regimen beginning. When a new client comes in, the esthetician analyzes their skin and recommends a regimen that will help them improve their complexion. For very serious issues, Heather said clients should seek a physician’s care, but for day-to-day skincare concerns, an esthetician can be really helpful, including for teens dealing with problematic acne. The spa also offers retail products that can help clients keep their skin clear and looking young, she said.
“I would say that … our retail is mainly toward the facial skincare,” Heather said. “We do offer candles and CBD oil and some other things, but our main focus is the skincare product line.”
For the massage side of the business, Heather said that, while simply getting a massage for relaxation and feeling pampered is an option, the business can help manage pain as spa-goers work to get over injuries. Massage products include Himalayan stone massages – the spa’s signature massage service –wherein heated stones are used to warm the muscles before the massage allowing for better results, CBD oils that help the patient relax and may alleviate soreness, cupping and other massage products that can help a visitor relax and recuperate – something that can be very important during the COVID-19 pandemic, Heather said.
Safety and sanitation are important at the spa, especially considering the amount of personal contact needed for the services offered, Heather said. Therefore, the business is asking that all clients wear face masks and utilize hand sanitizer when visiting the spa out of consideration for staff and other guests.
Regardless of whether a client visits Hand & Stone for a facial or a massage – or even a couple’s massage – Heather said she and Mark’s goal is to make sure they provide a wonderful experience to their patrons and build a reputation for being community-oriented as a business.
“We would love for this to be the premier spa for the Fulshear-Katy area,” Heather said.