Carrie Wiedemann’s Hand & Stone Story - June Employee Spotlight

Having the “golden opportunity” to work at Hand & Stone hit me head-on! I feel the job had my name written all over it. I was randomly scanning the Indeed site and before I knew it the ad came across the screen of the computer. Recalling my interview, I sat right in front of a massage table, and I knew before the interview was over fate and purpose had presented itself to me. I was hired in 2016 when the corporate office moved to Trevose, Pa. My job at that time was corporate per diem trainer opening new spas, and teaching massage protocols to the MT’s. In 2018 I was promoted to Assistant Director of the Massage Department and in 2022 I was promoted to Senior Director of the Massage Therapy Department.

Before becoming a massage therapist, I was a ballet dancer and when I decided to get off my pointe shoes, I turned to the holistic healing professions. Massage has been my profession for 30 + years. I was fortunate to travel throughout my whole adult life and my studies took me to amazing places learning from the best. If you asked me to describe myself, I would say I am an energy worker, massage therapist, teacher, and course developer who is grounded in spiritual study. Every day JOY fills my soul and living this passionate life is such a gift.

The Hand & Stone values along with all the amazing people who come together each day are real. The behind-the-scenes endless effort to strive for the very best fills our office with a good positive flow. I love coming to work, it's pleasure.

My adventurous spirit was called to serve, and it still amazes me today that I am here. Hand & Stone gives me a space to grow and permits me to explore, uncover and create new service options.

My vision is to continue to uphold the sacred practice of massage and keep its roots alive as it continues to grow in a fast-paced modern world. My mantra: “to inspire and support as many therapists as I possibly can, one at a time”. Hand & Stone makes this happen on a daily basis. 

Assisting franchisees is a daily part of my job. Through emails and phone calls, I answer various questions about products, service protocols, and ethical concerns. Organizing the massage therapy teams for new spa openings is also part of my job. Our corporate per diems are talented and knowledgeable, they know their craft and understand Hand and Stone culture. Some weeks we can be opening three spas at once. It can be a juggling act for sure, but it puts a smile on my face every time we post pictures welcoming new MT’s to the community on our Facebook page. Since starting with Hand & Stone I have encouraged the development of continuing education courses, which provide free credits so the massage therapist can renew their massage license. I love course development and the rollouts of new services. Oh…..I have a lot of courses still up my sleeve and hope to provide as much education as possible for years to come.