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welcome to THE pearl

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about us

 Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Maryland our 27,000 square foot wellness refuge features our award-winning day spa, an exclusive modern meditation room, three serene mindful movement studios, our signature thermal healing water environment, and much more.


Separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, allow you to unwind alone or with friends. With several private rooms with seating up to 50 people, THE pearl is an extraordinary venue for private parties, meetings, and workshops 

THE philosophy

At THE pearl, we believe that true beauty and wellness come from within. We aspire to cultivate a centered mind and a healthy body, and to eliminate that which challenges your mental and physical state.We believe in the healing powers of nature and traditional remedies from around the world. Our goal is to share our knowledge and expertise with all.Most importantly, we believe that every person is as unique and as extraordinary as a pearl. We believe that serving others is an honor, and we will stop at nothing to ensure absolute satisfaction.

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We offer 3 manicure areas and 3 relaxing pedicure stations. Our custom treatments are inspired by ancient rituals and remedies from around THE world. 

Our beautiful wellness lounge is the pearlfect refuge for self-care. Enjoy fruit infused water or our signature tea before or after your treatments, classes and workshops. 

Our mindful movement studios feature whole- self-healing traditions such as yoga and sound meditation and feel good classes like barre and mat pilates.

Although we do accept walk-in clients when possible, our clients are generally seen by appointment only. Please keep in mind that weekends and evenings often fill our schedule early. We suggest scheduling your next spa treatment before leaving the spa so that you can have your desired time and treatment.

*A credit card is required to reserve all appointments

Gift certificates may be redeemed for services or retail products unless specified. At this time, THE pearl is unable to replace if lost or stolen.

We request the courtesy of a 24-hour cancellation notice for all spa services and a 48-hour notice for packages and parties. Cancellations that are made less than 24-hours notice for spa services will be charged 100% of the service cost. No-shows for appointments will also be charged 100% of the service cost. Cancellations made less than 48-hours for packages and parties will be charged 100% of the package or party total.

We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. If you are a first time client, please arrive 20 minutes early as a profile will be completed prior to your service.

We regret that late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled service times & will be responsible for full service fees.

Out of consideration for other guests, please mute phones and other devices. Cell phone use is only permitted in the retail boutique.


facts + questions

What should I know before booking an appointment?

Please see answers below as well as our Pearl Courtesies, which will tell you everything you need to know about your visit to the spa as well as what to do should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. If you have other questions that aren't answered there, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

What are the health benefits to visiting a spa?
A spa visit is a great experience for the mind, body and soul which will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Spa treatments can also address your particular skin and body problems, making you look more vibrant and feeling more confident. Some spa and wellness treatments will also assist in resolving many physical and emotional ailments. Please see our menu for a list of these services.

There are so many services, how do I know which one to choose?
It is all about personal preference and need. Some people really enjoy massage, while others would rather have a manicure, a special skin treatment, etc. Our packages give you the opportunity to try several treatments in one visit. And our pearl reception team is always happy to assist you in selecting the perfect treatment. Please contact us to discuss your best options.

Do I need to bring anything particular to my appointment? Will I need to undress?
If your services include a pedicure, we suggest you bring open-toed sandals or flip-flops, since your toes will take some time before they're fully dry. You may also wish to bring your swim suit if you are receiving our signature Blue Grotto treatment. For most treatments, THE pearl will provide a luxurious spa robe and slippers, as well as a wrap for any facial treatments. Disposable undergarments are also available for all of our body treatments.

For most services you either remain in your regular clothing or in a wrap or robe. For massage, you can undress to your comfort level, and will be covered with a sheet for your privacy.

How early should I arrive for a spa treatment?
Arrive 15 - 20 minutes before your scheduled reservation to allow yourself ample time to check in, change and relax while enjoying complimentary refreshments.  Please note that late arrivals will have treatment times adjusted accordingly to ensure timeliness for next guest and charged for full treatment originally reserved.

​How do I get to THE pearl?​
THE pearl is conveniently located in Howard County, just minutes from Interstate 95 and seconds from Route 29. Detailed directions via Google Maps are available under the Contact section of our website, or any one of our pearl guest care representatives can assist you. Ample parking is available on both the street in front of THE pearl as well as the parking lot located behind the spa.

Can I bring my children with me?
For safety reasons, and to maintain an environment of relaxation and tranquility, it is not advisable to bring children to the pearl. Children may, however, visit the spa for treatments if accompanied by an adult.


How about group reservations?
Yes, THE pearl has a variety of options for groups and events of all sizes. Please contact us for more details.


Can I make arrangements for a series of recurring, or standing appointments?
Certainly, just tell us what time works best for you!  We are at your service to find the best time in your schedule for booking your regular appointments, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Should I take any special precautions?
Yes, if you are pregnant, have a medical condition, have recently undergone any surgeries, or are taking medication, please let us know at the time of booking your appointment.

What about gratuities?
Gratuities are traditionally offered in recognition of exceptional service, so we would not presume to include them in our prices. Should you wish to tip your treatment staff, you can do so directly or add it to your bill at the end of your spa visit. Gift Certificates do not include gratuities.

How do I purchase a Gift Certificate?
THE pearl offers a variety of ways to purchase Gift Certificates. You may pick up a gift certificate, order one by phone or you have the option of purchasing an instant Gift Certificate, by clicking here. 

For phone and internet orders you need to provide us with credit card details (we use secure on-line system).

How should I know this spa offers top services?
Every detail was considered to create an environment that you will enjoy. We strive to help you look your best, while reducing stress levels and improving your overall health and well-being.

In fact, we set our standards so high that we are not afraid to give you our promise of a full satisfaction guarantee!

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