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Angela Avellino, Spa & Haven Manager

Angela was previously the Assistant Spa Director of The Umstead Hotel since 2006 and is also a licensed massage therapist. Angela is a veteran of the U.S. Army where she served in the Gulf War as a cryptologist and weapons specialist. Angela has three wonderful children that she adores, loves to sail and spend time on the coast. View her blogs.

Destress for Father’s Day

Are you searching for the perfect gift for Father's Day? Treat your loved one to relaxation with one of these Elemis products specially chosen for men or a spa treatment at The Spa at Fearrington. The Elemis Active Men's Collection Kit ($75) contains Elemis' Aching Muscle Super Soak, Revitalize Me Shower Gel, Daily Moisture Boost, and Instant Refreshing Gel. Treat aching, tired muscles, rehydrate irritated skin, cleanse and protect skin from harsh pollutants. This kit is the perfect... Full Post >

Spa Gifts for Teachers

Who better deserves the gift of relaxation and bliss than our beloved teachers? Treat the hard working individuals to one of the product kits below or a special spa treatment at The Spa at Fearrington at the end of the school year. The Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil ($57.50) awakens the senses through touch and aroma. The deeply relaxing synergy soothes the mind, melts tension and harmonizes the body. The power of aromatherapy in hand selected pure essential oils of rosewood, melissa,... Full Post >

Summer Fruit for Skincare

We all know that fruits have health benefits, but did you know that they can help you beautify too? Well, it’s true! Both from the inside, when eaten, and on the outside, when used in topical beauty treatments, fruit treatments have wonderful results. Here are two summer fruits we have combined to create three unique treatments at The Spa at Fearrington. Cucumbers have been consumed in healthy eating regimens and used in beauty products for decades. Over the years, cucumbers have been used... Full Post >

Introducing De La Terre Skincare

The Spa at Fearrington is proud to announce De La Terre Skincare line of holistic products. These products are carried in Haven for retail and are also used in facials in the spa as well. De La Terre Skincare is based in Asheville, North Carolina and provides a holistic approach to skin care therapy through balms, serums, herbal teas, clay and cleansers. Holistic skin therapy promotes skin health by cleansing irritants from skin’s surface with the application of hydrotherapy using pure... Full Post >

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the entire nine months of the pregnancy. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before receiving a massage. Here at The Spa at Fearrington you must be past your first trimester in... Full Post >

National Stress Awareness Month

Did you know April is National Stress Awareness Month? The Spa at Fearrington and Haven Spa Boutique have plenty of ways to help reduce stress and encourage bliss in your every day life! Whether you treat yourself to a massage, a seasonal facial or a manicure, the treatments at The Spa can be customized to your symptoms - whether tension headaches or location-specific pain. Ask your specialist for suggestions and treatments specific to you! Haven Spa Boutique offers many luxury spa and... Full Post >

6 Benefits of Massage Therapy to Improve Your Everyday Life

Sure, massage can help you relax, but massage therapy can also be beneficial to improving your quality of life everyday. Here are 6 reasons why you should book your appointment now. 1. Helps muscle pain Massage increases and improves blood circulation allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. Increases joint flexibility and range of motion. Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains for the athlete... Full Post >

Benefits of Pro Collagen Facials

Time to spring into a new skin care regiment to go along with the new season. With each new season your skin changes therefore your skin care regiment should change accordingly. Our Pro Collagen facial is a great way to get your skin ready for spring! The Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial (75 minutes for $150) allows you to experience the ultimate in scientific skin therapy. It’s an advanced anti-aging facial, clinically proven to reduce the number of wrinkles by 94% and improve... Full Post >

Products for Him

Here at The Spa, we know that stress isn't limited to women. If you're looking to indulge in relaxation or luxurious cleansing products, try some of our favorite Elemis products for men! The Elemis Kit - Multi-Active Men's Collection ($75), which contains Aching Muscle Super Soak, Revitalise-Me Shower Gel, Daily Moisture Boost, Instant Refreshing Gel, is the perfect all-encompassing kit for men. The Aching Muscle Super Soak is an incredible deep heat aroma remedy perfect for overworked,... Full Post >

Destress from March Madness

Does the possibility of a busted bracket have you tensed up 24/7? The sports massage at The Spa is a perfect way to alleviate muscle pain so you, and your favorite team, can stay ahead of the game! A sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of the body, which can be caused by too much physical activity. This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes... Full Post >