Pinehurst Spa & Wellness Archive

The Drinker’s Guide to Massage Therapy

By Jennifer Malia Roche

First of all, let it be clear that drinking and spa-going do not ever, ever go together (you know who you are, don’t go there). But that being said, it’s been more than a little noticeable to us over the years that there is a mysterious correlation between a guy’s drink of choice and what type of spa-service he books.

So, which guy are you?

 

#1 The Craft Beer Drinker
This is the guy who, hands-down, is a deep-tissue/sports massage guy. He’s the work-hard-play-hard type who is a connoisseur (but never a snob) about his beer. He plays golf, he runs marathons, he knows how to correctly do a dead lift. For this fella, we suggest the Integrated Therapy Massage, our most technical, detailed, deep-tissue  massage – just the thing for combating those six hours of yard work you did last weekend.

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5 Reasons Why The Spa at Pinehurst is for Tough Guys

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By Jennifer Malia Roche

So you think your buddies would laugh at you if you were to frequent a spa, right? You think the spa is just for women. You think the spa couldn’t possibly help out a tough guy like you.

Think again.

Here are 5 reasons The Spa at Pinehurst is IDEAL for you, Tough Guy.

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KT – The Spa at Pinehurst Has You Covered

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The Spa at Pinehurst boasts the largest KT-certified massage staff at any resort on the East Coast.

By Jennifer Malia Roche

You may have seen various athletes during the summer Olympics – and certainly Michelle Wie at the U.S. Women’s Open right here in Pinehurst – sporting bands of brightly colored tape on their arms and shoulders and said to yourself, “Now, what the heck is all that?”

Despite what it looks like, the tape is not a fashion statement. “KT,” as we like to call it in-house, was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 30 years ago. The method uses a specific type of tape that is applied over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction.

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Novak Djokovic routinely uses KT as well.

Don’t be fooled by shady substitutions. You may have seen this tape for sale in places like Dick’s or Wal-Mart, but that tape is:

  • A) Not professional-grade tape or;
  • B) Something you can just slap on yourself.

An in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required, which is why it should only be done by certified practitioners using the real-deal tape.

Like us.

In the summer of 2013, The Spa at Pinehurst massage team underwent intensive two-day KT training and as a result is now the largest, KT-certified massage staff at any resort on the East Coast.

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KT Sessions can booked through Spa Reservations for $110 and are 50 minutes long. They include an assessment and tape application for up to two zones. You’ll also get access to the Spa pool, sauna and steam room with your session.

We’re not promising it will improve your golf game (although…Michelle Wie, so you do the math), but it surely couldn’t hurt to give it a shot.

So before you head to the first tee of No. 2, ready to make that check mark on your bucket list, make sure you’ll be at your very best. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jennifer Malia Roche is the Spa Director at Pinehurst Resort.

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Tell us your worst Valentine’s Day ever – and WIN!

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Pink balloons. Heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates. A dozen roses. Or two dozen.

We don’t care about any of that. Not this year.

We want TISSUES, TEARS and HEARTBREAK. Tell us about your worst Valentine’s Day ever, and win with Pinehurst!

Leave a comment below telling us about the worst Valentine’s Day experience of your life.

An esteemed panel of UNFEELING, LOVELORN judges will determine the best of the worst, with the winner receiving the choice of two 50-minute services at The Spa at Pinehurst or dinner for two at the 4-Star 1895 Grille. (And don’t forget dessert. For the love of humanity, DON’T FORGET DESSERT.)

Entries will be accepted until Valentine’s Day and then we’ll reveal the winners on a day not so, um, “manufactured” as Valentine’s Day.

After all, something good has to happen around that day, right?

Love,
Pinehurst Resort

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The Spa at Pinehurst – Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate [VIDEO]

 

You’ll feel tension fall away as you enter The Spa at Pinehurst, awarded Four-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Whether you choose one treatment or a full day package, we invite you to relax in one of our comfort zones and take as much time as you have to enjoy complete tranquility.

 

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