Spas—those blissful havens of relaxation and rejuvenation. Stepping into Austin’s plentiful spas, is like entering a sanctuary, where all your worries and stress melt away. You’ve been juggling work deadlines and the never-ending demands of life and your mind is practically screaming for a break. Enter spas, the ultimate sanctuaries that promise to provide a much-needed respite from the daily grind.
The soothing ambiance, gentle aromas and relaxing music instantly transport you to a state of serenity. As you indulge in luxurious treatments, facials and massages, the skilled hands of spa professionals work their magic, offering an opportunity to unwind, recharge and nurture your health. With many options to choose from, treat yourself to a well-deserved spa experience in Austin and discover the transformative effects it can have on your well-being.
1. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa
As soon as you step through the doors of Viva, the outside world fades away, replaced by soothing melodies, soft lighting and a sense of serenity that envelops you like a warm embrace. Viva Day Spa offers a range of amenities that enhance the overall experience. From saunas that detoxify your body to rejuvenating facials and med spa, the facilities at Viva Day take your spa visit to a whole new level.
The Viva Diva Spa Package was voted Austin’s Best Spa Package, and rightly so. It’s a luxurious 6.5 hour spa experience that includes sauna, a 90-minute Swedish massage, back and shoulder sugar massage, a mint scalp treatment, a full body dry brush exfoliation, foot reflexology and a deluxe mani-padi, served with lunch, hot tea, wine and chocolates. I mean, what more could you want?
💆 Viva Lamar: 215 South Lamar Blvd
💆 Viva 35th: 1811 W. 35th St
💆 Viva Domain Northside: 11601 Rock Rose Ave
2. milk + honey
Milk + honey’s ability to pamper you from head to toe is alluring yet long-awaited. With several locations across Austin, you can choose the one that is closest to you. The spa is an oasis of calm amidst the storm, offering facials, massages, spa retreats and med spa, including laser skin treatments, chemical peels, dermaplaining, and more in an aesthetically pleasing setting.
Try the Lux Facial for 75 to 90 minutes of relaxation. It helps to remove congestion and boost collagen and elastin production. In addition to being a go-to spot for self-care, an experience at Milk + honey makes for the perfect gift idea for a loved one.
💆 Several locations
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3. Spa Sway
At Spa Sway, you can lull your senses into a state of relaxation, melting away stress and tension that have accumulated over time. Voted Austin’s Top Day Spa, it’s focus lies on replenishing your mind and body. Try the Magnesium Calm Cocoon Massage, a luxurious treatment that promotes detoxification, healthy energy levels, muscle function, and improved sleep quality. You’ll be treated to aromatherapy and a full-body massage with a premium magnesium cream. Sign us up!
💆 11011 Domain Dr Suite 124
4. Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Exfoliate, detoxify and hydrate your skin at Hiatus Spa + Retreat. The spa chain has seven locations across Texas, offering a range of spa treatments, facials, nailtherapies, as well as neuromodulators, dermal fillers and micro-needling, which you can only book after consulting with a medical director. Their recently decorated interior features all kinds of plants and wooden accents around the spacious rooms, perfect for creating a tranquil setting. Check out their Epic Body Retreat package that offers an aromatic mash-up of a body treatment with massage to release tightness and a refreshing hand-crafted cocktail.
💆 1611 W 5th St Suite 155
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5. Austin Ashiatsu
Jump start your day with new energy at Austin Ashiatsu! Ashiatsu is a Japanese massage that helps to release muscle tension and rejuvenate the tissue, based on concepts in traditional Chinese medicine. With their own brand of ashiatsu, the wellness center is one of the best in town for undoing tension and stress.
During the treatment, a skilled massage therapist will use their feet to apply deep pressure to your body. You’ll feel all your daily worries and tight knots slowly fade away, as the trained therapists engage in deep relaxing strokes and just the right detailed and sustained pressure to release muscle tension. There are 60-, 90- or 120-minute sessions to choose from, so you can opt for the option that best fits your schedule.
💆 1601 E 5th St Suite 107
Catherine and Levi founded Myo, a massage, movement and yoga studio, in 2006. Combined, they have 18 years experience in massage therapy, pain management, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and Structural Bodywork. The wellness center offers a range of therapeutic massages like the popular Myo, which is a blend of deep tissue and relaxing massage.
Other local favourites are the Deep Tissue that targets the deeper layers of muscle and fascia and the Swedish massage, with an emphasis on circulation and calming the nervous system. They fondly refer to their specialists as “massage ninjas”, who are great sources of knowledge with refined touch skills. And we couldn’t agree more!
💆 4616 Triangle Ave Suite 407