Hand & Stone Expands its Presence in the Midwest with Eight New Spa Agreements in Chicago

2023-10-24T15:34:48-04:00October 24th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

New and existing franchisees in the region contribute to the brand’s continued growth in the market

CHICAGO — Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the nation’s leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, proudly announces its continued growth in the Chicago market. Driven by several dedicated franchisees, this expansion underscores Hand & Stone’s unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier wellness services and memorable customer experiences across North America.

Leading this growth are husband and wife franchisee duos, Saj and Sunny Rizvi, and Mike and Kathy Hendershott. As they prepare to open Hand & Stone locations in Chicago, the Rizvis, the Hendershotts and one additional franchise owner embark on an ambitious plan to establish a combined total of eight new spas in the coming years, solidifying Hand & Stone’s presence in both Chicago and its suburbs.

Distinguished by their success as Kiddie Academy franchise operators, the Rizvis have fostered a reputation for creating a positive work environment and prioritizing customer satisfaction. “When we discovered Hand & Stone, it perfectly aligned with our vision and our dedication to making a positive impact in Chicagoland. The brand’s values resonate with our mission of not only providing exceptional spa services but also contributing to the well-being of our local community,” Sunny Rizvi said. “We’re excited to introduce the Hand & Stone experience to more Chicago neighborhoods, fostering growth and community bonds,” added Saj Rizvi.

The Hendershotts, with a strong background in the financial industry, have embraced a prosperous journey in the wellness and relaxation sector, with an existing portfolio of seven Hand & Stone franchise spas under their belts – five of which are in the Chicago market. At the recent Hand & Stone Conference, the Hendershotts were even recognized as the winners of the Cryokskin Achievement Award, which acknowledges the franchisee who has embraced and paved the way for the brand in the development of its third service modality. “As we continue to play a pivotal role in expanding Hand & Stone’s presence, we’re thrilled to introduce even more exceptional spa experiences to the vibrant Chicago community,” Mike Hendershott stated. “Our mission is clear: to provide a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation in the Windy City. We eagerly anticipate serving our customers with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring they feel truly pampered,” Kathy Hendershott added.

“The continued expansion of Hand & Stone in Chicagoland is a prime example of our steady and sustainable national growth strategy,” said Jennifer Durham, Chief Development Officer at Hand & Stone. “With an existing presence in the market, we’ve specifically targeted key trade areas for additional growth and are excited to attract franchise owners who recognize the demand for wellness options within their local communities and know that Hand & Stone has the tools to successfully deliver that to them. The Rizvis are leveraging their early childcare franchise experience as new Hand & Stone owners while the Hendershotts are award winning market leaders in our system. This mix of new and established multi-unit owners is a testament to our brand and our welcoming franchise community.”

With support of franchisees like the Rizvis and Hendershotts, Hand & Stone looks forward to continuing to deliver top-tier wellness services for in the Chicago market. The new Chicagoland spas will bring high-quality professional massage services, including Swedish, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Deep Tissue, Oncology and Prenatal massages to the community. Guests will also be able visit the new spas to enjoy Hand & Stone’s signature hot stone massage and best-in-class facial and hair removal treatments tailored to each individual’s needs or skin concerns, with a wide-range of services available for women, men and teens.

The brand is actively seeking qualified candidates to help grow its footprint throughout North America. For more information on franchising opportunities, please visit www.handandstonefranchise.com.

Hand & Stone is a nearly 600-unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to bring affordable, luxury spa services to all. Launched in 2004, Hand & Stone now has locations across 36 states and Canada. Each spa features best-in-class skincare treatments highlighting the latest in cosmetic technology. 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.