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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.

Celebrate National Relaxation Day at The Spa

What better way to relax than with a spa treatment! The Spa at Fearrington is celebrating National Relaxation Day on August 15th through the whole month of August. See our list of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering below. Our Hot Stone Massage helps to melt away your tension through massage with heated basalt stones. This is offered in either 60 or 90 minutes. The Elemis Musclease Aroma Body Wrap is designed for complete muscle relaxation provided through a seaweed wrap and followed... Full Post >

The Importance of Exfoliations

Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Taking care of it through the hot, summer days is important. Your skin goes through many changes during this season with visits to the beach, working outside in your garden or just travelling from air conditioning to the heat. One of the benefits to exfoliating skin is when the layer of dead cells is removed, lotions and other products will be better absorbed into the healthy skin underneath. This does not happen as easily when the surface is... Full Post >

Friendship Day at The Spa

National Friendship Day is August 7th, and what better way to spend time with a bestie than at The Spa at Fearrington? Treat yourselves to a massage or facial treatment (or both!)  There are many facial treatments to choose from, all using the UK luxury brand Elemis' products. For friendship day, our spa specialists recommend the Elemis Visable Brilliance Facial or the Elemis Pro-Collagen Facial for friends. For massage options, the Massage Bliss for Two is perfect for two friends, but... Full Post >

Skin Recovery with Absolutely Natural Skin Care

The summer months can be particularly harsh on skin with increased exposure to the sun's rays. If your skin could use some recovery from the sun, check out the products below from Haven Spa Boutique. Absolutely Natural Skin Care has dozens of lovely products for all summer skin needs - from bug repellent to sunscreen! Check out some of our favorites for your summer routine below. Absolutely Natural Pure Aloe Recovery Gel ($16) protects skin cells, prevents dehydration, supports... Full Post >

Spa Gifts for New Graduates

If you're looking to treat the new graduate in your life to a relaxation experience after all of their hard work, Haven Spa Boutique and The Spa at Fearrington have hand selected our favorite gifts for graduates. From shaving kits to salt glow treatments, there's something perfect for everyone. For Him: Caswell Massey Shave Soap ($80), Caswell Massey Badger Brush ($75), and Caswell Massey after Shave Balm ($45) are the ultimate in facial skincare. These products are available in the... Full Post >

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 >