The days of roping cattle and breaking horses may pretty much over, but that doesn’t mean Austin residents still don’t push their bodies to the limit. From exercising to night clubbing, the folks who live here still know how to work up a sweat. Luckily for all of those overworked muscles and stressed-out nerves, there are a number of full-service Austin spas and massage therapists here that offer various levels of service, at prices that fit almost any budget.
With two locations, on South Lamar and West 35th Street, Viva Day Spa may be just the thing to revive a tired body back into peak night-clubbing condition. Named the “Best Day Spa in Austin” by the Austin Chronicle in 2011, Viva offers deep tissue and Swedish massages for men and women, full body skin care, and deep cleansing facials. A bit further away, but only a few minutes from downtown Austin, is the Woodhouse Day Spa, a luxury facility that features their signature Sangria Sunrise Soother package of a manicure, pedicure, and massage.
If a stressed-out body needs more than a day to recuperate, consider the Lake Austin Spa Resort, twice voted the top destination spa in North America by Conde Nast magazine. Lake Austin Spa offers a full package of spa essentials, all conducted in the lush floral setting of Texas Hill Country. Meanwhile, the Travaasa Austin stands like a beacon of health and relaxation in the rolling hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and offers fitness/wellness workshops and soothing spa treatments that combine to easily erase tension and stress.
One can choose their form of relief: whether it’s an extended stay at a resort for the complete spa experience or a brief but beneficial afternoon at a day spa, the array of Austin massage and spa options will leave you with an enjoyable decision.