- Midwestern Couple Trades in Longtime Careers to Bring Premier Self-Wellness Services to Olathe - 

OLATHE, KS. (May 16, 2024) Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the nation’s leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, announced today the upcoming opening of its newest franchised location in Olathe. Located at 20160 W. 153rd Street, the Olathe spa is owned by Lisa and John Paulson and marks the brand’s 3rd location in Kansas. The local owners are committed to providing a sanctuary for the Olathe community where people can regularly invest in themselves through self-care. To celebrate opening their doors, the Olathe spa is featuring a pre-opening offer: FREE massage or facial with enrollment in Hand & Stone Lifestyle Membership and waived enrollment fee.

Lisa is a proud graduate of both Iowa State University and the University of Kansas and has spent the last 24+ years as an elementary teacher and academic coach. John holds a long-term career in engineering, working for major companies such as John Deere and Polaris. Both holding deep Midwestern roots, the husband-and-wife team plan to open two more spas in the Kansas City Metro area, making self-care services even more accessible for their beloved community.

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“Hand & Stone is more than just a new business venture for me,” explained Lisa Paulson, co-owner of Hand & Stone Olathe, “I first became acquainted with the brand in 2021 and soon became an active member.” Lisa has severe arthritis and massage is one of the few remedies that provides good pain relief. It is her mission to bring the healing power of massage and transformative skin care services to the residents of Olathe, KS.

The newest Hand & Stone in Olathe brings high-quality professional massage services, including Swedish, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Deep Tissue, Oncology and Prenatal massages to the South Kansas City Metro community. Guests can also visit the new spa to enjoy Hand & Stone’s signature hot stone massage and best-in-class facial and Neveskin Cryo 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 Olathe 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 Neveskin Cryo-Facial and Cryotoning, Diamond Glow 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®, Image, and ClarityRX.

All Hand & Stone services are performed by experienced licensed Estheticians and licensed 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 Olathe, 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 Olathe Hand & Stone spa will be open Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about Hand & Stone’s massage and facial services or to schedule an appointment, call 913-361-3100 or visit www.handandstoneolathe.com.


Hand & Stone is a more than 600-unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to deliver premium spa services to the middle market in a professional, affordable, and convenient manner. Launched in 2004, Hand & Stone now has locations across 36 states and Canada. Each spa features best-in-class massage and skincare treatment. Available for women, men and teens, a wide range of services are tailored to each individual's needs or skin concerns. Hand & Stone facial treatments are performed by licensed estheticians, using top-of-the-line products backed by science including Dermalogica, IMAGE Skincare and ClarityRx Clinical Skin Care. The fastest-growing spa franchise in the country, Hand & Stone has been named No. 1 in the spa category by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2023, 2021 and 2020 and was ranked No. 8 on Forbes' Best Franchises to Buy list in the high investment category. For more information, visit www.handandstonefranchise.com.