Pinehurst Spa & Wellness Archive

10 reasons to treat her to a Pinehurst gift card

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10. You really want to play that extra 18 holes.

9. Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

8. The big game is on Saturday.

7. Too large or too small, you just can’t win buying her clothes.

6. You forgot your anniversary…again.

5. You break out in hives upon entering the ladies department.

4. Poker night.

3. To make up for the vacuum cleaner gift episode.

2.  It’s like a get out of jail card for honey-do’s.

1. Because no one else deserves it more than she does.

The best thing about a Pinehurst gift card? She can use it to play a round of golf, escape to the spa, enjoy an excellent meal with her girlfriends or pick up some new golf gear from our pro shop.

Gift cards are available online, at the Spa at Pinehurst and at Resort shopping outlets. Click here to buy.

 

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Add some spring to your step with our seasonal massage

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Our latest seasonal massage is inspired by the fresh scents of spring.

During this 50 minute service, our therapist will use FarmHouse Fresh’s Whoopie! Cream Shea Butter and Fresh Melon Body Milk Lotion to create a luxurious Swedish massage.

The treatment ends with a touch of ultra-hydrating Honey Heel Glaze to pamper the feet.

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

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5 Reasons to Get a Massage

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I love a massage. I’d go every day if I could. I don’t need to be wrapped in herbs like a salmon fillet, but I do love a massage. – Actor Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman has the right idea.

We all know a massage feels good and we feel more relaxed afterward, but you might not realize the substantial health benefits of regularly receiving massage therapy.

There’s a plethora of research out there, but the American Massage Therapy Association has boiled it down to five key points. Take a look.

5 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

1. Control stress

The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.

2. Increase immunity

Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.

3.  Boost mental health and wellness

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.

4. Manage pain

Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Research shows massage can help low-back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more.

5. Improve physical fitness

Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.

Reading about all the fantastic benefits probably has you ready to book a massage. We can help with that. The Spa at Pinehurst offers about 10 different massage, each one customized to meet your needs. Check out our menu and call today to book.

Are you a first timer? Find out what to expect here.

 

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A little “Me Time” at The Spa at Pinehurst

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By Sarah Campbell
Pinehurst Resort

When my boyfriend arrived home from work Friday he noticed something different about me.

“Wow, you’re in a really good mood,” he said.

That’s not to say I’m typically in a bad mood, but Friday is usually the day I opt for takeout and binge watching on the sofa. I’m usually too tired to venture out, so I throw on my pajamas and we relax at home.

But last Friday, I wanted to go out for dinner and drinks. So, we did.

What brought on this sudden change of heart? A trip to The Spa at Pinehurst.

When I started working here in October, my bosses encouraged me to get a spa treatment in an effort to familiarize myself with the facility and all it has to offer. Of course, I was thrilled about the opportunity. Who would turn down a free afternoon at the spa?

I finally booked my appointment a few weeks ago and counted down the days until I walked into the spa.

I wasn’t disappointed. After checking in, I got a quick tour of the 31,000 square-foot facility. I was assigned a locker, but it wasn’t one of those metal units I used during high school. Opening the wooden locker was like lifting the top of a treasure chest as I found a fluffy white robe hanging inside.

Spa-heart_of_the_pines_treatmentI grabbed the robe and went to one of the private dressing rooms to change. When I emerged, I could already feel myself slipping into a foreign state of relaxation.

The women’s relaxation area awaits just beyond the double doors of the changing rooms. When I walked out, I found women stretched out on wicker lounge chairs reading magazines and chatting with friends. A couple were sitting in the whirlpool with eyes closed. (Don’t worry guys, you have your own relaxation space with the exact same features!)

I made my way to the co-ed relaxation area, which includes another whirlpool and a three-lane lap pool. This is where I sat with an “Our State” magazine in hand until my therapist came to fetch me.

My Pinehurst Massage started right on time. I was happy to see Stacy’s smiling face when she came to take me back to the treatment room. I’ve had a handful of massages at various places and I will tell you most therapists I’ve had in the past haven’t been anywhere nearly as friendly as Stacy. She exuded the Pinehurst spirit.

When she asked if I had any trouble areas, I quickly filled her in on my aching back and shoulders. No problem, she would start there.

As I climbed onto the heated table, I started to forget I was “working.” Stacy worked on the knots in my backing, checking in periodically to make sure the pressure wasn’t too much. I was barely lucid by this point, drifting in between a state of euphoria and sleep. That’s right, I was so relaxed I actually fell asleep a couple times.

After taking care of my back and legs, it was time to flip over. Now usually this is the awkward part of the massage because you’re not facing the therapist. I always wondered if I should close my eyes or simply look up. What’s the proper etiquette?

I didn’t have to worry about that Friday. Stacy draped an eye pillow across my face and tucked a warm pillow beneath my head. Ahhhh, it was blissful.

By this point, I was practically levitating above the massage table (If you even want to call it that considering it’s more like a twin-sized bed.). One unexpected, but welcome part of the massage was Stacy’s work on my knees. As a high school tennis player, I’m prone to bouts of tendinitis that gives me achy knees. She worked some magic making me feel and move a lot better.

I had a hard time even standing up after my massage ended. It wasn’t because I was in pain, quite the opposite. My body was so relaxed I could barely remember what it was like to walk.

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The co-ed relaxation area include comfy chairs, a whirlpool and three-lane swimming pool.

I slid back into my robe and headed for the women’s relaxation area. I have to admit, I was thrilled women and men get their own space.

I flopped down on a lounge chair for a while and closed my eyes. I’ve been practicing meditation for about a year now, so I figured this was the perfect time to get my time in for the day. With eyes closed, I breathed in and out, allowing the stress of the week to disappear.

After about 15 minutes, I decided to give the whirlpool a try. It was the perfect treat for a cold day. As I climbed in, the warmth of the bubbles made me feel like I was taking a soak in my own bathtub. I propped my head against a towel and closed my eyes.

The muffled rumble of the whirlpool sounds like waves crashing against the ocean shore. If you listen long enough, it’s almost hypnotizing.

While I soaked in the whirlpool, a young woman came around with a tray of strawberry smoothies. I didn’t see a single person turn one down. I wisely took one. I haven’t had a smoothie in years, so it was a treat that took me back to my college days when I would routinely drink them while woofing down a peanut butter sandwich between classes. This time, I actually savored it.

After toweling off, I curled up in a chair and read a magazine for a while before I decided to check out the sauna. I used to frequent the sauna at my gym, but I hadn’t been inside one in months. The one at the spa was large enough to ward off any claustrophobia one might associate with the small, hot space.

I was the only person utilizing the sauna at the time, so I took full advantage of the extra space by stretching out in one of my favorite yoga poses – corpse pose. With my arms and legs falling to my sides, I practiced a little yogic breathing.

When I emerged from the sauna about 10 minutes later I felt like a new person.

I spent a bit more time sprawled out on a lounge chair before I decided to head out. It was tough to leave the comfort of the spa and head back into reality.

I rarely have such “me days,” but Friday convinced me I should take time for myself more often. Since my time at the spa, I’ve felt a renewed sense of energy. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

I’ll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to treatments. The Spa offers about 40 different services including massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs.

The hardest part will be choosing which treatment to enjoy!

Sarah Campbell is the content & social media specialist at the Pinehurst Resort.

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The perfect Christmas gift awaits at Pinehurst

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By Lee Pace

As Christmas approaches with each niblick stroke and foozled chip shot, unique gifts ideas for the golfer who has everything may be scarce. No worries, we have a few suggestions.

For the foodie: Dinner at The 1895 Grille

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This intimate Four-Star enclave in The Holly Inn offers an experience in taste, atmosphere and service that’s unrivaled.

Try the filet of beef, rubbed with sea salt and truffle oil. It’s nestled alongside a ramekin of macaroni, fontina cheese and morsels of lobster.

Top off the evening by marveling as the wait staff pours molten white Godiva chocolate liqueur from a gooseneck sauceboat into a pillow of chocolate soufflé.

“Savor the moment,” says Thierry Debailleul, the executive chef at Pinehurst. “Dinner at the 1895 will take a little longer. Every morsel is an experience. There is always something happening on your plate.”

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