Sarasota, FL

All the reasons to visit this Sarasota wellness spa and more


Imagine yourself completely escaping to a peaceful, calm and relaxing space. Whether it’s the gentle touch of healing hands or the rejuvenating manipulations to your body muscles, a session here at Hand & Stone will leave you with a clear mind indeed. In today’s busy lifestyles, we all seem to deal with too many minds going on. In order to maintain good health and wellness, it is critical for busy people to experience time having ‘no minds.’ Recently, I enjoyed a wonderful day at the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Sarasota, Florida and here is my experience review.
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When I mention the term having too many minds, I am referring to something that the infamous Bruce Lee said. It is referencing in part to his theory of the balance of the mind. Other thoughts include “Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup. It becomes the cup.” -Bruce Lee

While you indulge in this local spa, you will find yourself able to open your mind and allow your body to be calm and relaxed. One can achieve this by experiencing total comfort, relaxation, and quiet. Although located in the middle of a busy intersection of town, this Hand & Stone spa has created a surrounding environment that allows guests to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge.

Sadly, in today's world our minds and bodies carry far too many things and thoughts. Did you know that people hold stress and tension in the back, neck and shoulders? This is where a body massage can help alleviate muscle tension caused by mental and physical stress.

Stress can come from numerous aspects of daily life. These include activities such as exercising, working, managing multiple projects, raising children, and even driving your family around town to show them the sites. My family recently made a visit to see us here in Florida, and we made sure to show them a fabulous time! (This is why I made an appointment at the Hands & Stone Spa.)
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Living a busy lifestyle can be exciting and thrilling. But it can also be detrimental to your general health if you do not incorporate wellness and balance into your life. This might entail making sure you get some down time. One of the ways you can ‘wind down’ is make an appointment to enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic massage or facial. The benefits that a massage can do to your overall health are numerous. Here are a few benefits of a full body massage:

  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Stimulate the lymphatic system
  • Reduce stress hormones
  • Relaxation
  • Improve skin tone
  • Improve joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improve recovery of soft tissue injuries

One huge advantage to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis is that it can help you sleep better as well. So, as you can see the benefits of massage treatments to your health are tremendous. Of course, results can vary depending upon each person. Every person is different.
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This exquisite spa is located in Sarasota, Florida and offers an array of treatments and services. These include the following services:

Massage Therapy

The types of massage can vary and include Swedish, deep tissue, sports, hot stone, trigger point, and prenatal massages. The Hand & Stone staff consists of licensed and trained professionals and offer top notch guest experiences!

Another massage type that Hand & Stone specializes in is the hot stone treatment. This is where heated stones are used to massage your muscles. They provide a deeper path to relaxation, as well as a more penetrating effect without extensive pressure.


These services include several types of facials for anyone to enjoy including men and teens. The services last 30 or 60 minutes whichever fits your schedule. Hand & Stone facial types and services including the following:

  • Rejuvenating facials
  • Detox facials
  • Anti-aging collagen facials
  • Rosacea facials
  • Sensitive skin facials
  • Hair Removal

In addition to massage and facial services, they also specialize in other specific facials. These include microdermabrasion, glycolic peel, lactic peel, auto skin phototherapy treatments and others. I thoroughly enjoyed my facial with Kat. She welcomed me and explained the details about what the treatment will entail. I also mentioned to her that I had a headache that day. Her relaxing soothing technique around my face and skull definitely reduced some tension I was feeling. Some of the skin care treatment products they use include brands such as Dermalogica and others.
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Whether you are visiting or a local, and are looking to spend a day at the spa, you might consider a day at Hand & Stone! They are located at 3800 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota and are open seven days a week, walk-ins are welcome, and they offer a membership program. There are a few other locations in this gulf coast area as well.

Final Thoughts

There is a constant reinforcement of negative stories and chaos happening in the world. We are bombarded with this every day. But there are ways to overcome the bad and work towards the good! With our busy lifestyles today, it’s imperative to include balance in your life. So, go ahead and treat yourself to a day of luxury. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa can provide you with a day of escaping into pure relaxation. I highly recommend it!

I have been road tripping and traveling throughout the state Florida for several years now. I continue to seek out new places and experiences, so I can share them with you. Florida is just simply amazing and offers such diversity in nature, adventure, and culture. Recently however, I’ve been on a different kind of adventure. I am on a mission to help as many small businesses as I can in the local area throughout the state of Florida and elsewhere.

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*This article is based solely on my opinion and experience.

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