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Seasons change and so do skin care routines, or at least they should. What we needed in July is not always what we need in December. Luckily, this season, the Umstead Spa is making the transition even easier for us. Adding to the permanent menu of services, new body treatments and facials prepare us both inside and out.

Bergamot is the scent of the season, easing the mind with its aromas in our Swedish massage. The warm bergamot infused oil relaxes the muscles through the long, broad strokes. A cup of earl grey tea is a must as it compliments this treatment perfectly, available in our co-ed lounge.

If it’s dry skin you struggle with, then the Monarch Ritual is a must. A full body exfoliation smooths and purifies the skin before an application of moisturizing body milk is applied in the same long strokes of a Swedish massage. You are then cocooned in a warm wrap allowing the body milk to penetrate the skin, leaving it incredibly soft and ready to brave the cool air outside.

Tackle your facial skin needs from the inside in a holistic approach with the De la Terre Autumn skincare facial. This organic skincare line out of Asheville is the perfect way to prepare your skin to take on season. An herb rich cleanser naturally cleanses the face, followed by a clay mask to purify the skin. This treatment features a takeaway gift to continue the treatment at home all season long.

For more information on our permanent menu or other seasonal options, visit our spa page here. Regardless of what treatment you choose, be sure to take advantage of the complimentary facilities, which include the gender separated sauna, eucalyptus steam room, whirl pool, relaxation lounge, outdoor co-ed current pool, and co-ed lounges. Relax inside and forget the changing weather outside.

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