Viva Day Spa?s owners focus on providing all the services and amenities one would expect from a luxurious spa without an ounce of pretentiousness. At both of the spa?s locations, staffers never turn their noses up?the spa was named Best Spa by the Austin Chronicle in 2012 and tied for best in 2011. The staff engages clients with this down-to-earth attitude as they prepare them for massages, facials, and other spa treatments?all of which are administered by award-winning therapists armed with natural and organic products. Both Viva Day Spa locations feature an upscale, modern decor rife with wood accents, and the Lamar location displays perky plants and colorful flowers, as well as whimsical yellow puffy orb lights, natural sunlight, and arched doorways with intricate wood carvings. One of its walls showcases a large expanse of lettering that gives ?suggestions on how to live a happy and rewarding life,? and there?s even a round room with a curved, pillow-topped bench circumscribing its curved wall. With warm, almost romantic lighting and rich mocha-colored walls, the spa is anything but sterile and cold. The female-owned spa works to accommodate people?s hectic schedules by staying open seven days a week until 8 p.m.
Kathy Bates has read a novel's worth of scribbled doctor's prescriptions in her malady-marred life. One was for her seizure in 1978, another for her severe post-childbirth ailments in 1988, and a final one for her broken spine and subsequent back injury in 1994. This pain- and frustration-filled journey instilled Bates with two things: a distrust of overprescribed drugs and an unwavering commitment to well-being.
At Natural Body Contouring of Austin, Bates uses holistic cables to jump-start healthful lifestyles, especially following childbirth. Her method of choice is the BeautyTek Belly Reducer, which emits a low-frequency electrical current that can help turn on the body's natural healing mechanisms when they are thrown off by pregnancy or turned off by the electrical company. The noninvasive treatment can result in tighter skin, diminished stretch marks, and vanquished fatty deposits. Her background in massage therapy imbues each step of the treatment with a concern for physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Registered nurse Suzette and her staff have years of experience in the skincare industry, but clients at Austin Med Spa tout the staff's diligent and friendly bedside manner as the spa’s best feature. Staff members reserve ample time to listen to a client’s concerns and clearly explain all the treatment options and projected results before beginning any procedure. They offer a range of high-quality med-spa services including light- to medium-depth chemical peels, Botox, and IPL photorejuvenation treatments that help diminish the appearance of age spots, redness, and the fine print that doctors stamp onto all newborns. Surrounded by gently swaying trees and lush bushes, the awninged front entrance ushers guests into a tropical oasis adorned with bamboo window shades and soft suede couches
A massage therapist for almost 20 years, Sharmin Finn opened her small wellness center with a team of experienced therapists with the goal of fostering full-body wellness and what she calls ?unrushed deep relaxation.? Westlake Wellbeing, a certified woman-owned business, carries out a long list of massages and spa treatments with the help of organic, botanically based skincare products and a highly experienced staff. Westlake Wellbeing?s decor enhances clients' sensory experience. Each room welcomes guests with soothing streams of natural light and wooded views?all in a relaxing, spa-like setting. A small boutique displays jewelry, gifts and collectibles from around the world.
Integrative Sports & Wellness Medical Center's health experts, under the watchful gaze of Russ Jepson, D.C. and medical director Bryan Jepson, M.D., aim to aid patients in the quest for improved health with a diverse palette of detoxification, massage, and chiropractic care services. Sports- and child-focused chiropractic treatments help bolster active or still-developing bodies, preventing spinal problems, athletic injuries, and being scolded for slouching at the dinner table. Multidisciplinary weight-loss management programs assist patients in shedding pounds while also ridding the body of harmful toxins, and massage packages regularly ease tension.
Wellsprings Dermaspa feels like the sort of place that’s been hiding right under your nose the whole time. The simple spa hideaway sits tucked into a new, upscale office building just off the 183. There are several medical offices in the same area, but Wellsprings focuses on more homeopathic treatments, all from within their calming and comfortable interior. Husband-and-wife owners Shannon and Andy Hicks are well-loved for their array of treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other anti-aging treatments. All of these rejuvenating techniques are performed quickly but not without care, and Wellsprings’ spotless, professional rooms put guests immediately at ease.