Florida Couple Growing their Hand & Stone Business with Grand Opening of New Spa in Spring Hill

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the nation’s leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Spring Hill. Located at 12372 Cortez Boulevard in Cortez West Shoppes, the new Hand & Stone spa is owned and operated by experienced franchisees and husband-and-wife team Mark and Valerie Gallarelli, who also own Hand & Stone in Trinity.

South Florida natives, the Gallarellis have called Winter Garden home for 19 years. Mark has spent the past three decades working in medical sales, so opening Hand & Stone in Trinity three years ago and making high-end wellness services affordable and accessible to the community felt like a natural continuation of his passion for health and wellness. The couple believes strongly in doing the right thing for their customers and their employees, who bring a wealth of expertise and upgrades to the massage and facial services menu. With the opening of this newest spa, Mark and Valerie are proud to introduce Hand & Stone’s signature luxury spa experience to Spring Hill.

“Valerie and I want to grow this business because we enjoy the opportunity to take care of our neighbors and work with a talented team of massage therapists and estheticians who are really good at what they do,” said Mark Gallarelli, co-owner of Hand & Stone Spring Hill. “We offer so many ways to customize and upgrade the spa experience, and we can’t wait to show our customers what a difference services like our CryoSkin body sculpting can make in the way they feel and look.”

All Hand & Stone services are performed by experienced licensed estheticians and 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 Spring Hill, members will have access to a team of wellness experts who specialize in providing exceptional skincare and massage treatments, ensuring a tranquil, relaxing, and comfortable environment.

Like all Hand & Stone spas nationwide, the new Spring Hill location 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 Decompression Therapy massage, Cryoskin, DiamondGlow┬« facial, NuFACE microcurrent facial and LED Phototherapy facial, as well as innovations such as CBD oil enhancements and partnerships with award-winning skincare lines Dermalogica® and ClarityRX (CBD offerings vary by market).

The newest Hand & Stone in Spring Hill also brings high-quality professional massage services, including Swedish, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Deep Tissue, Oncology and Prenatal massages to the local community. Guests can visit the new Spring Hill spa to enjoy Hand & Stone’s signature hot stone massage and best-in-class facial treatments tailored to each individual's needs or skin concerns, with a wide-range of services available for women, men and teens.

The Spring Hill Hand & Stone spa is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Hand & Stone’s massage and facial services or to schedule an appointment, call 352-592-6212 or visit handandstone.com/locations/fl-spring-hill.


Hand & Stone is a 500-plus unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to bring massage and facial services to the masses. Launched in 2004, Hand & Stone now has locations in 35 states and Canada. Over the past several years, the brand has garnered noteworthy industry recognition including being named No. 1 in the spa category by Entrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 8 on Forbes' Best Franchises to Buy list in the high investment category and is the fastest-growing spa concept in the country. For more information on Hand & Stone, visit www.handandstonefranchise.com.