Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opens in Bedford

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa announces its newest opening at the Bedford Mall, 79 South River Road, on Sunday, Oct. 12. The spa, which will be the first in the state, will be opened by entrepreneur and Litchfield resident Gus Barillas.

“We’re very excited to be entering the New Hampshire market for the first time and serving the Bedford community,” said Todd Leff, president and CEO of Hand & Stone. “We’re confident that Gus and his team will bring the highest level of customer service to this new market.”

Barillas is looking forward to a change of pace with the opening of his first Hand & Stone, after having worked in the technology industry.

“I want to help others achieve a point of relaxation and a positive attitude. The massage industry is the perfect way to do that,” Barillas said.

John Marco, a physical therapist with 20 years of professional experience, launched Hand & Stone in 2004.

For more information, visit www.handandstone.com/spa/store/Bedford, or call 668-3333.

Hand & Stone is a 160-plus unit massage and facial spa chain with a mission to bring massage and facial services to the masses. Launched in 2004 by a physical therapist, John Marco and now led by franchise veteran Todd Leff, Hand & Stone now has locations in 21 states and Canada.