SPAS: RELAX, REFRESH AND REJUVENATE
Visitors are encouraged to relax, refresh
and rejuvenate in the Lone
Star State. Travelers seeking extra pampering can choose from an
of comforting spas and therapeutic treatments across Texas.
Big city meets rustic relaxation at Lake
Austin Spa Resort with a
variety of full-day packages at the 25,000 square foot LakeHouse
Packages such as The Austin Experience combine treatments that honor
the natural bounty of the Hill Country. A Rosemary Sea Salt Scrub
followed by a LakeHouse River Rock Pedicure, 50-minute massage, lunch
at the LakeHouse spa and a gift CD of Austin music.
Just southeast of Austin, the 18,000 square
foot Spa Django at the
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Bastrop has developed
pampering treatments to enliven the senses through music, art, nature,
touch, movement and fun. Try the Lost Pines Hiker Massage, which
rejuvenates tired legs, uses Churana body tea compresses to draw
toxins, and stretches the legs and lower back to help the body
The Watermark Hotel & Spa in downtown
San Antonio offers an
expansive 17,000 square foot spa, including 19 private treatment rooms,
private lounges, a hydrotherapy tub and an outdoor poolside café
rooftop views of the city. The signature Watermark Restoration
treatment incorporates the healing properties of yucca, a plant used
for centuries by Native Americans as an herbal remedy for muscle and
joint inflammation. This invigorating ritual begins with a
Spanish rosemary massage, followed by an application of yucca serum,
which penetrates deeply via massage with warm herbal compresses.
Visitors to Texas can expect a surefire
showdown with congested
complexions and maxed-out muscles at Bliss Dallas in the W Dallas –
Victory Hotel. The first Bliss Spa in Texas turns cowgirls into 'wow'
girls (cowboys welcome, too) with signature services like the Triple
Oxygen Treatment and the Carrot & Sesame Body Buff. The 5,100
square foot “tension-fighting” facility features nine treatment rooms
with trademark Bliss touches, including rhythm and blues tunes and a
legendary brownie buffet. Dallas visitors can also stop by the
the Crescent at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, a quietly opulent 22,000
square foot facility, for the Hotter ‘n Texas Summer Rock Massage based
on Hispanic healing traditions.
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a
vacation by the beach. On the
way to Galveston, we recommend a stop at the Trellis Spa at the
Houstonian in Houston for a Sea Glow Scrub, which uses moisturizing
sea-derived granules that gently massage away dead cells, while
hydrating thirsty skin. Or experience true thalassotherapy in a
professional hydrotherapy tub, featuring more than 100 air and water
jets with dissolved sea products and oils. This innovative
utilizes the natural powers of underwater massage designed to stimulate
blood and lymph circulation, encouraging muscle relaxation.
Aromatic and healing elements of the
Chihuahuan Desert are the
foundation of treatments offered at the Agavita Spa at Lajitas Resort
& Spa in West Texas. The spirit of the desert is brought to
during the Rio Grande Mud Wrap with a customized, organic mud blend to
help detoxify, relax, hydrate, energize and soothe dry skin. Beginning
with a dry brush of the skin, the warm mud is then applied and the body
is wrapped. An invigorating rinse from the Vischy shower is followed by
a relaxing back massage.
For more information about spa experiences
throughout the state of Texas, visit www.TravelTex.com.