Couple opening spa in Boonsboro

December 01, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART


Some people go on a cruise with hopes of relaxing and reconnecting with a special person.

Lisa Adali-Piston did all that but also came back with a new career.

She and her husband, Tom Piston, are opening the South Mountain Day Spa Saturday, Dec. 13, at 210 N. Main St. in Boonsboro.

"Tom and I were on a cruise and I tried an ionithermie detox spa treatment," she said. "I was astonished at the results."

After Adali-Piston lost a lot of weight, she was left with some sagging skin and cellulite. She tried several things to correct those problems and said nothing worked like the ionithermie detox.


"We built this business around that treatment -- it was the catalyst," said Tom Piston.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which a demonstration of ionithermie detox treatment will be available.

Invented more than 25 years ago, ionithermie detox treatment utilizes a handheld device that transmits two gentle forms of low-level stimuli through a body mask of conductive clay.

The process breaks down fatty deposits by electrophoresis. It tones muscles, removes toxins and cleanses skin at the cellular level, the couple explained.

Adali-Piston explained there is a sensation of pins and needles, and some feelings of contractions, but no pain.

Representatives of the product lines will also be part of the open house, as will sales of holiday decor, jewelry and other items. Refreshments will be available.

"At first, the business will be just me doing the ionithermie detox treatments and facials," Adali-Piston said. Later she hopes to hire a massage therapist.

Tom Piston has been in the Boonsboro area since 1988. He has two sons, one at Boonsboro High School and the other at Salisbury University.

Employed by Futrex, Tom Piston's company manufactures body composition analyzers.

A native of Wisconsin, Adali-Piston said she met her future husband online. They were married in 2006 and she moved to Boonsboro.

"We were looking at retail space but it was too expensive," she said. They bought the house in May and have been remodeling extensively.

Regular hours, by appointment, will be Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking is available on the street and alongside the building. For more information, call 301-432-4813 or go to

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