Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Expands with a Second Barrie Location

TORONTO – MARCH 7, 2019 – Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is excited to expand their services by announcing the opening of their second and newest location in Barrie. The spa opened on February 25, 2019, marking the corporation’s 28th location in Canada, bringing professional, high quality massage and facial services that are affordable to Simcoe County with its second location in the Barrie area.

Both locations in Barrie (North & South) are lead by owner Ailene MacDougall. Ailene has been a Hand & Stone franchisee since November 2015 with the opening of her spa in Barrie South. Prior to being a Hand & Stone franchisee, Ailene was with McDonald’s Canada where she was the Senior Director – Strategy and Insights. While at McDonald’s, Ailene led the Strategic Planning function heading up a team of 17 professionals who guided the business with key insights and executing all the primary consumer research for branding, menu, concept development and much more.

Ailene is very excited to be opening her second location and being able to provide the entire Barrie community with a revitalizing experience that increases their health and wellness and also massage and facials that fit into their busy lifestyle.

Ailene and her team from the South were recently awarded with the prestigious Customer Service Excellent Award. Ailene has a fantastic approach to managing and motivating her team while constantly monitoring her results and making adjustments that have steadily improved the business. Her commitment is to bring her guests affordable massages and facials in a luxurious environment, when they need it most.

The new Barrie spa, open seven days a week, is in a busy retail complex with a Zehr’s grocery store, MacDonald’s, Tim Horton’s and many other well-known brand-named stores and restaurants that offer customers a convenient one-stop experience. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is built on a basic concept: affordably priced, open long hours including evenings and weekends, conveniently located, and focused on providing guests with top quality services. The spa employs Registered Massage Therapists and licensed Estheticians to provide clients with a relaxing and rejuvenating escape from the demands of our modern world. Hand & Stone Barrie North is located at 617 Cundles Road East, Suite 200, Barrie, ON, L4M 0K4 Ph: 705-733-8772 northbarrie@handandstone.ca | Owner email: amacdougall@handandstone.ca -30-

About Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

H & S Massage Spa Canada Corporation is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association and is the master licensee for the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa brand in Canada. Initially founded in 2004 in Toms River, NJ, the concept was developed in response to the rising national need for professional massage therapy and being able to provide it at convenient times and locations with affordability in mind. Currently there are 400+ locations in the US and 28 locations in Canada with new spas opening every month. For more information, visit www.handandstone.ca.