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Breast cancer survivors get pampered at Pinehurst

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Breast cancer survivors Melissa Hedrick and Jane Erwin relax by the pool Monday during Pinehurst Resort’s Pink in Pinehurst Day. The women enjoyed free massages as part of the event, which celebrates survivors and promotes awareness.

It’s been a tough year for Melissa Hedrick, but you couldn’t tell it Monday.

Nope, Monday was all about bliss.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer last Christmas Eve, Hedrick has undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Those months of grueling treatment made her cancer free by Labor Day, but as a mother of two she hasn’t had much time to celebrate. Monday’s outing to The Spa at Pinehurst gave her a chance to do just that.

After an hour-long massage, Hedrick threw on a cozy bathrobe and lounged poolside with newfound friend Jane Erwin.

“This is so relaxing,” said Hedrick, who lives in Chester, S.C.

“Everybody in here has survived, they deserve to be pampered.” -Jane Erwin

The women have a common bond, both are breast cancer survivors. Monday was made for them. It marked the fifth time Pinehurst Resort has hosted Pink in Pinehurst Day, an event that celebrates breast cancer survivors and promotes awareness about the disease.

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The Spa at Pinehurst offers free services to breast cancer survivors




The Spa at Pinehurst will celebrate its Sixth Annual “Pink in Pinehurst Day” on Oct. 20 with free spa services for breast cancer survivors.

Guests may also bring along a “Breast Friend,” and that person can receive a 50 percent discount on select spa services. To make a reservation, call (855)-235-8507.

“We’re honored to welcome these very special ladies and their friends,” Spa Director Jennifer Roche said. “We look forward to pampering our ‘Pink in Pinehurst’ guests every year, especially those who might not be able to splurge on a spa visit otherwise.”

Attendees receive gift bags and chances to win door prizes, all of which are donated by the Spa’s vendor-partners.

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Pinehurst Resort’s Military Appreciation Day


Pinehurst Resort will host its sixth annual Military Appreciation Day on Monday, Sept. 1, providing complimentary golf and special discounts to active members of the military and their spouses. Appointments and tee times will be accepted beginning Aug. 28.

Golf will be offered on Pinehurst No. 8 with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Active duty military also will receive a 30 percent discount on any 50-minute spa service, up to 30 percent off merchandise in the Resort’s retail shops and a 15 percent discount at Resort restaurants.

“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation. We hope this gives our military a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.” – Ben Bridgers, Pinehurst’s Director of Golf.

“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation,” said Ben Bridgers, Pinehurst’s director of golf. “We hope this gives our military a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.”

Active duty military will need to show a military ID upon arrival, but are encouraged to make advance reservations, as space will be filled quickly. Tee times can be made by calling 910.235.8760. Appointments for the Spa can be made by calling 910.235.8320.

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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


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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