With the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and entertaining approaching, there's no time like the present to steal away a few hours for some pampering. At these six coveted local spas, the antidote to stress is a combination of tranquil surroundings, a double dose of TLC and a shot of luxury. San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country have got you covered with the best spots for the ultimate unwind.
1. Spa d'sante
4400 Broadway, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78209
d'sante, translated to mean “the spa for good health,” aims to help you achieve overall health and wellness through their menu of spa treatments, as well as a mélange of relaxing and therapeutic massages that reduce the negative effects of stress. Massages are tailored to your specific needs–a Swedish Massage benefits circulation and general relaxation, while the Deep Tissue Massage utilizes the spa’s signature WorkSmart Method™ which targets specific muscles and muscle groups for better relief of tension. And for some well-deserved pampering, you can indulge in spa treatments such as the Mud Body Masque Treatment, Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Peppermint Scalp Treatment or the Ultimate Therapeutic Face Treatment–a facial that includes cleansing, exfoliation, hot towels, a mud masque, mini hot stones and a moisturizing treatment.
2. Windflower Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
300 acres of stunning wildflowers and meadows provide the perfect tranquil setting for a private sanctuary hidden in the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. An escape to the Windflower Spa will treat you to the incredible warmth of Texas hospitality, coupled with soothing treatments that use native Hill Country ingredients. Inspired by the traditional harvest of Texas herbs and wildflowers, the spa’s soothing treatments are designed as celebrations of nature’s rhythms, treating you to the rejuvenating powers of the seasons. The Day in the Barn package is a 5-hour treatment that lets you enjoy the best of everything the Windflower Spa has to offer. It includes a massage, a custom facial, some R&R poolside or on the back porch, and a healthy lunch capped off with a manicure and pedicure.
3. Hiatus Spa + Retreat
312 Pearl Pkwy, Building 4, Suite 4112, San Antonio, TX 78215
The Hiatus Spa and Retreat’s prescription for a healthier, happier lifestyle is regular relaxation – because relaxation shouldn’t just be a luxury, but a necessity as well. They even utilize a subscription model that allows members to regularly enjoy access to this rejuvenating path to wellness. Pure products power their treatments–only vegan massage oils, non-toxic and paraben-free products are used. Treatments include the Body Glo –a 40-minute full body renewal where the skin is polished with dead sea salts and essential oils for cleansing and invigorating, followed by a refreshing Vichy shower in the hydrotherapy room, and the Stone Glow –warm basalt stones, raw sugar cane, Lavender, Bergamot, and Sandalwood exfoliate and nourish the skin, followed by a Vichy shower and a full-body massage that will leave you glowing.
4. Mokara Spa
212 W Crockett St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The 17,000 square-foot Mokara Spa is a lavish getaway in San Antonio. Located inside the acclaimed Mokara San Antonio Hotel, the luxurious spa features 18 private treatment rooms, separate men's and ladies' private relaxation lounges, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools and a rooftop café. The Mokara Signature Massage is 75 minutes of pure bliss. Aromatherapy oils are used by their skilled therapists for the massage, combined with the spa’s exclusive technique of using hot and cold stones. And with the Ultimate Spa Escape, you get to indulge in a 50-minute Hot Stone Massage, a 50-minute Mokara Personalized Facial, a 50-minute Detox and Revive Body Treatment, a 50-minute Mokara Manicure, a 50-minute Mokara Pedicure and lunch at the Rooftop Café.
5. Woodhouse Day Spa
306 W Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Its location alone will give you the feeling of getting away from it all. Situated on The Hotel Contessa’s rooftop, the Woodhouse Day Spa is a 1,700 square-foot refuge that offers a variety of nurturing facials, stress-relieving massages and skin treatments along with panoramic views of the city. Try the Riverwalk Getaway –an 80-minute volcanic stone massage with a brightening facial and eye contour treatment, or for the ultimate R&R experience, opt for the Lavender Dreams where purposeful massage techniques are infused with wild lavender to help you decompress, soothing you into some much needed rest. Wake up feeling nourished and renewed.
6. Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
La Cantera Resort & Spa’s “Hill of Life” retreat is perched on a hillside, offering dramatic vistas of San Antonio’s magnificent cityscape. A secluded sanctuary, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness offers luxurious spaces that inspire peace and relaxation, along with treatments rooted in elements that nurture soulful reflection and vibrant living. Private garden terraces, saline pools and tranquil alcoves await. Relax and unwind with Absolute Texas, a signature ritual that takes place in the private Sky Loft. The ritual celebrates the natural gifts from Texas Hill Country. Lavender, honey and beeswax are all used while you are scrubbed, wrapped and massaged, or while soaking in a private outdoor cowboy tub surrounded by the glorious Texas sky.
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