Photo gallery: Healing Touch Spa celebrates grand opening

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Healing Touch Spa in the St. Andrews Shopping Center off Interstate 26 celebrated its grand opening Monday.

Owner and certified massage therapist Erica Doyle expanded her business to the Columbia location after opening in Aiken three years ago. Doyle graduated from Aiken Technical College in 2008.

“I just like to be pampered myself,” Doyle said. “I started at home and I just decided it was time to get out and go into a professional building.”

Doyle met with salon owner Sonja Woodard of Sharper Image Hair Designs a month ago to operate her spa out of the space.

“She fell in love with the shop immediately when she walked in,” Woodard said. “What’s been said about my salon is that when you come in you feel like you’re at home.”

The spa offers foot detox, hand and foot treatments, couples massages, deep tissue massages, body scrubs and body wraps. Woodard said the spa allows her salon to be a one-stop shop that gives clients a full hair and body treatment service.

“People look for an outlet to relieve stress whether it’s getting their hair done or getting a massage,” she said. “And we’re a family small business. Your neighborhood shop.”

Doyle said she will offer Christmas specials throughout the holiday season. More information about services is available at the Healing Touch Spa website.

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