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What do Moms want most for Mother’s Day?

| April 27, 2016, 06:45 PM | 0 Comments

handstoneLooking for an inexpensive Mother’s Day gift that provides immeasurable health benefits? Well, here’s a free gift idea that’s right under everyone’s nose—

One of the easiest and most inexpensive gifts you can give a loved one that will help boost their health, mood, longevity, and even their suc­cess is to give the gift of a smile!

According to Charlie Pulsipher, a health and fitness enthusiast and popular author, “Smiles do a lot more than simply let the world know you’re happy.”

Pulsipher refers to these proven benefits of smiling:

  • Lowers Heart Rate – Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body and also temporarily reduces blood pressure.
  • Creates a Better Mood – The endorphins do more than kick stress to the curb. Endorphins lift your mood.
  • Increases Productivity – Smiling has been shown to increase your productivity while performing tasks. There’s truth to the “whistle while we work” mentality.
  • Helps to avoid regret, kills pain, makes us more attractive to others, increases our attention span, but most importantly smiling is contagious –

about 50% of people you smile at while smile back.

So what makes Moms and other loved ones smile? We surveyed our Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa members to find out.

We asked them what their perfect gift would be and a Hot Stone massage captured nearly 50% of the vote.

According to one of our Moms, “There’s nothing more relaxing than a Hot Stone Massage!”

Our Mom’s also prove that when it comes to smiling, kids come first. When asked which personal or professional life event would make them happiest – between themselves, their spouses or children, our Mom’s overwhelmingly said that their child’s achieving a major milestone would make them happi­est, with personal achievements slightly outranking professional ones.

When asked what would put them in a better mood if they were having a bad day, and our Moms said a massage or facial –with a higher score than the 2nd and 3rd place activities combined of : “Quiet time with a good book” and “a nice meal with my spouse.”

Moms said that their massage and facial “Me time” helps them equally relieve stress and gives them a little escape time.

May 8, 2016 is Mother’s Day so give the gift that will guarantee to put a smile on your Mom’s or any loved ones face, with a Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa gift card.

This Mother’s Day you can save $10 on single spa service gift cards and $20 on spa package gift cards. Hand and Stone is located in Severna Park Plaza at 550-I Ritchie Highway (former location of Maggie Moos) with phone # 410-799-5444 and in Annapolis Harbour Center (next to the Lebanese Taverna) at 2480 Solomon’s Island Rd with phone # 410-224-4402.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers a month-to-month Lifestyle Program where for just $59.95 a month you receive a 50 minute massage or facial, your choice. Our signature Hot Stone Massage is just $20 more. And it’s month to month — no 12 month commitment at Hand and Stone. If your circumstances change, you can terminate with 30 days notice

Bottom Line—we want our Lifestyle Program members to get their money’s worth and enjoy their services and we will go out of our way to accommodate. We are open 7 days a week and have extended hours. Please come see us and/or visit our website at and

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About the Author - Anne Wolfe

Anne Wolfe is the owner of 2 Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas located in Annapolis Harbour Center and Severna Park Plaza in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

After a successful, high pressure career with Accenture, she became a firm believer in stress management and ended up establishing two businesses to handle just that. Anne gets a massage every week!

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