Grand Opening of New Spa in Parma

Local Pharmacist Invests in Bringing Premier Massage and Facial Spa Brand to His Community

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 Parma. Located in The Shoppes at Parma at 7841 W. Ridgewood Drive, the new Hand & Stone spa is owned and operated by longtime Independence resident and pharmacist Neel Patel. With the opening of his new spa, Neel is bringing Hand & Stone’s signature skincare services and luxury spa experience to his community, making high-end wellness services affordable and accessible in Parma.

“My wife Vrunda and I love that Hand & Stone makes getting a massage or facial every month affordable,” said Neel Patel, owner of Hand & Stone in Parma. “There are so many health and wellness benefits associated with incorporating body and skin care as a regular part of your routine. We want our neighbors in this community to have access to those any day of the month and not just on special occasions.”

This is Neel’s first time owning a franchise business, but he’s been training for it from a young age. His father owns several locations of Mr. Hero’s in the Cleveland area, and Neel is primed to eventually take ownership of those as well when his dad is ready to retire. For now, he and Vrunda look forward to working together in their new spa and possibly opening more locations in the future.

The newest Hand & Stone in Parma brings high-quality professional massage services, including Swedish, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Deep Tissue, Oncology and Prenatal massages to the community. Guests can also visit the new 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.

Like all Hand & Stone spas nationwide, the new Parma 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 CryoSkin, DiamondGlow® facial, NuFACE microcurrent facial, Percussive Therapy massage and LED Phototherapy facial, as well as innovations such as CBD oil enhancements and partnerships with award-winning skincare lines Dermalogica® and ClarityRX.

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 in Parma, 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.

The Parma Hand & Stone spa is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Hand & Stone’s massage and facial services or to schedule an appointment, call 440-427-3523 or visit www.handandstoneparma.com.

With more than 500 spas across 35 states and Canada, Hand & Stone is the massage and facial industry leader and fastest growing spa franchise concept. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit www.handandstonefranchise.com.


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.