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WINTERGREEN, Va. (November 22, 2011)Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is the first U.S. resort to introduce CoreStones™ as a massage therapy option at its Wintergreen Spa.  The soapstone is quarried in Virginia and the CoreStones Massage will be available to guests beginning in December 2011. 

Innovative and ergonomic, CoreStones are made from non-absorbent soapstone, nature’s best thermal conductor.  They maintain heat or cold longer than any other stone and when applied to the skin, provide a silky, deep uniform pressure.

“The cylindrically shaped stones are ideal for reflexology, trigger point therapy and myofascial release,” says Wintergreen Spa director Matt Kennedy.  “The unique stones better allow the massage therapist to treat muscles with less effort and facilitate a deeper release for the client without creating tissue trauma.”  Wintergreen Spa will offer a 75-minute CoreStones Massage on weekdays for $150 and on weekends for $160.  

CoreStones were developed by Jessica Jones and Dale Montelione Grust, two experienced massage therapists who were looking for a self-care tool and to help other massage therapists save their hands while helping clients.  

The Wintergreen Spa and the Aquatics & Fitness Center offer a mountaintop retreat from everyday life, a place to feel special, to pamper and restore the body, release tension and renew the spirit. This is an idyllic setting for strengthening the mind and body. 

For additional information or to book this innovative new treatment contact the Wintergreen Spa at (800) 266-2444, (434) 325-8185 or access the web site at

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at

Media Contacts:
Dana Quillen
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8150
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100