Hand & Stone Celebrates Grand Opening of New Sherwood Park Spa and First Location In Alberta

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, North America’s leading luxury massage and facial spa franchise, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Sherwood Park. Located at 301 Wye Road, the new Hand & Stone spa is owned and operated by experienced local businessmen Gunjan Vyas and Viral Patel. With the opening of their new spa, the two friends are introducing Hand & Stone’s signature skincare services and luxury spa experience to Alberta and making high-end wellness services affordable and accessible in Sherwood Park. Gunjan and Viral will also be opening a second spa later this month in Calgary.

“Viral and I have many years of business ownership experience between us and knew we were looking to invest in a brand we could be proud of and grow with,” said Gunjan Vyas, co-owner of Hand & Stone Sherwood Park. “By bringing Hand & Stone to Alberta, we have an exciting opportunity to create flagship massage and facial spas in our communities. Our Sherwood Park guests are really going to enjoy having this affordable luxury of self-care easily accessible in their neighbourhood.”

Gunjan and Viral became friends while attending college in India, and both moved to Canada over a decade ago. Gunjan has lived in Edmonton since 2013 and will be in charge of the daily operations for the Sherwood Park spa, with Viral overseeing the upcoming Calgary location. Gunjan’s wife will also be part of the Sherwood Park team and has long understood the value of incorporating massage into her regular self-care routine. “Booking massages for my wife is how I began looking into spas as a business opportunity. It’s still rare to find the combination of massage and facial services in one concept here in Canada. We feel confident the total Hand & Stone wellness experience is going to be a great fit for this community,” Gunjan added.

The newest Hand & Stone brings registered massage therapy, including Swedish, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Deep Tissue and Prenatal massages to Sherwood Park. Guests can also visit the new spa 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.

Like all Hand & Stone spas nationwide, the new location in Sherwood Park offers advanced skincare, hair removal 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 Decompression Cupping Therapy, NuFACE microcurrent facial and LED Phototherapy facial, as well as partnerships with award-winning skincare lines Dermalogica® and ClarityRX.

All Hand & Stone services are performed by experienced certified estheticians and Registered 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 Sherwood Park, 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 Sherwood Park Hand & Stone spa is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Hand & Stone’s massage and facial services or to schedule an appointment, call 780-570-9747 or visit handandstone.ca/locations/sherwood-park-ab/.


Hand & Stone is a 500-plus unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to bring massage and facial services to the masses. Launched in 2004, Hand & Stone now has locations in 35 states and four provinces in Canada. Over the past several years, the brand has garnered noteworthy industry recognition including being named No. 1 in the spa category by Entrepreneur Magazine, ranked No. 8 on Forbes' Best Franchises to Buy list in the high investment category and is the fastest-growing spa concept in the country. For more information on Hand & Stone, visit www.handandstonemassagefranchise.ca.