Pinehurst Spa & Wellness Archive

Join us for Girl’s Spa Weekend next month

Save time to do a little shopping. The Village's historic buildings are now home to a variety of shops and boutiques that sell everything from olive oil to handmade gifts.

You’re invited to relax and reconnect with a Girl’s Spa Weekend March 11-13.

The weekend kicks off Friday, March 11 with a welcome reception at The Spa at Pinehurst. Take a tour of the 31,000 square-foot Spa, which includes a women’s relaxation area equipped with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room. A saline lap pool is the centerpiece of the main relaxation area.

Enjoy complimentary hand massages, chair massages and eye treatments during the reception. Wine and small bites will be served and guests will receive a goodie bag including luxurious BABOR skincare products.

Start Saturday on the right foot with breakfast in the beautiful Carolina Dining Room. Our famous breakfast buffet has everything from biscuits and gravy to yogurt and granola. Save room for a made-to-order omelet!

Explore a variety of unique shops and restaurants in the heart of the Village.

Explore a variety of unique shops and restaurants in the heart of the Village.

After breakfast, go on a historic walking tour or enjoy a yoga class.

A local expert will lead the walking tour that will begin at the Carolina Hotel and wind its way through the Village to points of interest such as the Holly Inn Tufts Archives and the Theater Building, which once hosted performances by stars like Will Rogers and Gloria Swanson.

Local instructor Christy Weaver will lead the yoga class, which uses slow flowing movements and stretching to improve balance, strength and flexibility. The class is suitable for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Mats will be provided.


Pamper yourself with one of our specialty massages.

Devote to rest of the afternoon to unwinding at The Spa. Each guest will receive a 50-minute treatment of their choice with options like the new Swe-Thai Massage and Detox Facial. Book additional services of 50 minutes or longer at 35 percent off.

After a day of pampering, you’ll be treated to a cooking class where they’ll learn how to turn a fresh Farmer’s Market haul into a tasty meal.

A Pinehurst chef will demonstrate how to make Olive Oil Poached Smoked Salmon with Citrus Quinoa and Curry Greek Yogurt. You’ll also learn how to make an Heirloom Tomato and Beet Sampler with Baby Wild Arugula topped with a Blackberry-Sorghum Vinaigrette and served with a Goat Cheese-Fig Crostini.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with breakfast followed by yoga. An extended checkout allows for extra time to explore the area.

Join us for the weekend. Click here to view rates and learn more. 

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The Spa to roll out new facials, Swe-Thai Massage this spring

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Heather Paxton practices the new Fluid Performance Facial.

Earlier this week, The Spa at Pinehurst was been closed for upgrades, so our team used that time to sharpen their skills.

Charlett Albert, an educator for the European skincare line BABOR, was on site teaching our estheticians how to perform a variety of new facials. Throughout the past year, The Spa has switched to using BABOR products for almost all of its facials.

The products consist of powerful natural ingredients that provide targeted solutions to skin problems like aging and blemishes, so no matter what your skin concerns our team can address them.

Margie Meshew was also at Pinehurst to give our massage therapists a tutorial on how to perform  a Swe-Thai Massage. The unique style of massage blends the ancient eastern knowledge of a highly revered form of medical massage with advanced soft tissue therapies.

Check out the new services that will be offered at The Spa this spring.

Detox Facial  (50 minutes)

What it does: BABOR’s exclusive detoxifying complex contains a high dose of vitamins A, C and E, minerals and anti-oxidants that treat and pamper the skin while neutralizing the harmful substances that induce aging. The resulting detoxification will supercharge nutrient revitalization to the skin and instantly enhance radiance.

Sandhills Classic Facial (50 minutes)

What it does: With the use of BABOR products, we’ve put a new spin on our Sandhills Classic facial. This innovative and power-packed treatment, customized to your skin’s needs, will protect your cells’ DNA with Alpine stems cells and specific massage manual techniques that stimulates skin regeneration. The skin is left refreshed and radiant.

Vital Aktiv Boosting Facial (50 minutes)

What it does: Customized exclusively to the needs of a man’s skin and his daily rituals, this treatment cleanses and clarifies to provide increased vitality while soothing irritation from shaving and moisturizing the skin for long lasting results.

Collagen Booster Facial (80 minutes)

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Charlett Albert, an educator for BABOR, shows Stephanie Michaelis the proper technique.

What it does: Using ultra-potent hyaluronic acid and collagen to boost skin from the inside out, this treatment plumps the skin and smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles.

The treatment ends with a thermos-sculpting mask that lifts and reshapes the facial contours without the need of injections.

Fluid Performance Facial (25 minutes)

What it does: BABOR’s personalized fluids saturate the skin with moisture and nutrients leaving it feeling softer and smooth in just minutes.

Note: BABOR products are free of PEGs (polyethylene glycols), synthetic silicon oils, skin-irritating mineral oils, paraffins and paraffin derivatives, parabens and materials derived from animals.

Swe-Thai Massage

What it does: Swe-Thai has successfully been proven to alleviate pain and muscle tension, induce deep relaxation, help to balance the nervous system and increase flexibility. It also promotes a sense of calmness to refresh the mind.

Swe-Thai was created to address many conditions throughout the entire body while specifically treating any general neck and back disorders.

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Erin Clewis and her fellow massage therapists practice performing the new Swe-Thai Massage.


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Glenda Colebrook was always moving. And then, the call came.

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Glenda Colebrook at The Spa at Pinehurst.

Waiting can be the hardest part for the 64-year-old grandmother of two. And so when diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, that’s exactly what Glenda Colebrook decided she wouldn’t do.

By Alex Podlogar

GLENDA COLEBROOK CAN MOVE. Really move. At 64 years old and with two grandsons ages 6 and 2, you’d think she might have a hard time keeping up.

Actually, it’s the other way around. Cecil and William have learned they must always be on their toes.

She is a whirlwind of boundless energy, and as quick with a southern smile and a “thank you, ma’am” as she is with her first step. A retired nurse, you don’t have to wonder how quickly she navigated long hallways.

Thirteen years ago, though, Colebrook went in for what she thought was a routine mammogram. But what begins as routine while leafing through months-old magazines in the waiting room quickly becomes anything but the moment a mass is spotted.

More tests were needed to determine what the spot really was. Glenda was prepped for a biopsy, which would determine the next course of action. The needle was horrible. The procedure hurt. The results, though, wouldn’t be available for two weeks.

Glenda Colebrook couldn’t hurry. She would have to wait.

“…And wait and wait and wait,” she says. “Now that was terrible.”


COLEBROOK IS NOT TALL, closer to 48 inches than 5 feet. She doesn’t walk so much as she glides, as if she were perpetually attached to one of those electronic walkways in the airport terminal. She always seems to be moving forward, and with purpose.

Every day, there are things that need to be done. And Glenda Colebrook is capable of getting them all crossed off of her list, thank you very much. Morning coffee. Afternoon sweet tea. Go.

Yes, ma’am.

But at 51, in 2002, there were those results. They were out there, somewhere. On a piece of paper far from her reach, was her fate.

The call came.

And this time, Glenda Colebrook was finally stopped in her tracks. … Continue Reading

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Treat yourself to a “Flavors of Fall” massage

The flavors of fall are the inspiration for our latest seasonal massage.

During this treatment, our massage therapists use a decadent shea butter, an autumn spiced oil and a honey heel glaze to pamper you.

This unforgettable massage will bring you into the harvest season and leave you feeling warm, comfortable and refreshed.

Treat yourself to the “Flavors of Fall” massage for a limited time by calling 855-878-5077 and asking for the seasonal massage.

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9-year-old Pinehurst girl gets hair chopped for Wigs for Kids

Most people would probably be a bit apprehensive about getting 12 inches of hair lopped off, but Abby Eastman was all smiles as she walked into The Spa at Pinehurst on Wednesday morning.

“I was really excited,” she said.


Abby Eastman’s freshly cut hair sits on the counter during her haircut Wednesday at The Spa at Pinehurst.

Beaming from ear to ear, the 9-year-old sat down in the chair with her long blond hair flowing down her back. Abigail Allen got to work combing the fourth-grader’s hair into four long ponytails.

When all her friends started getting haircuts a few weeks ago, Abby decided it was time for a change. She wanted to get her long locks cut shorter before basketball season got underway.

Her mother, Rachel Eastman, suggested donating the hair, an idea Abby immediately liked.

“I want to donate it to kids with cancer so they can feel pretty like me,” she said.

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