Cramped and kinked residents will soon have a new place to get a massage with the soon to be opened Hand and Stone Facial Spa in Stony Brook.
The spa, which specializes in all phases of massage therapy, skin care and full body waxing, is slated to open around Thanksgiving.
Owner of the franchise, Tina Kirch, who said she has been in the industry for 31 years, partnered with her brother to operate the spa. A monthly membership package is offered for clients starting at $59.95.
Kirch is a medical esthetician who specializes in acne facials, microdermabrasion and anti-aging type treatments.
“I’m not a “fluff” facial kind of person. My specialty is more targeting issues, acne, problems, anti-aging treatments. I am about to be certified in oncology aesthetics which I began when my own mom was diagnosed with cancer,” said Kirch. “The treatment wreaks havoc on the skin. We will teach people full body care for their skin. It’s a whole different way of treating the skin.”
Kirch, sensing the trend towards membership type spas, jumped on the opportunity. Massage Envy, another membership spa opened in June.
"Having Lymes Disease, massage was the only thing that helped me," said Kirch. "Having a massage membership made it easier to get massaged. I want to pass that on."