Though Texan oil might be the biggest business in Dallas, it’s the city’s plethora of massage oil that keeps visitors blissfully entertained. A majority of the spas in town come connected right to the city’s premier hotels, but a few of the premier spas fill up their appointment schedules with locals and visitors alike. Here is the range of relaxation alternatives open to Dallas visitors.
Though they’re consistently rated one of the top spas in Dallas, Hiatus Spa’s guests can never seem to pinpoint which aspect of the eco-friendly Aveda salon they like best. This has led to the spa taking home a slew of awards every year, ranging from best facial, best mani-pedi, best massage, and best waxing in Dallas. Guests can slip into their robes and slippers in the spa’s locker rooms, then grabbing a tea before hitting one of the treatment rooms. Guests can indulge in a bout of acupuncture, an exfoliating body scrub and vichy shower in the hydrotherapy room, or opt for the signature mani-pedi retreat while lying back on the spa’s zero-gravity chairs.
Inside the 22,000-square foot facility at The Spa at Rosewood Crescent, staff can indulge guests in a choice of invigorating or relaxing spa treatments. To get your heart rate pumping while you’re away from home, they offer full access to their gym filled with cardio machines, free weights, and class for yoga and aerobics. Clients need only bring their own shoes, as they provide fluffy towels, grooming supplies, and even workout apparel. On the relaxation end of the spectrum, they offer a full complement of spa services, but are best known for their inventive and decadent bath packages themed after different counties’ rituals. Their English Garden ritual begins with a glass or rose water or sparkling wine in a rose-scented room, with clients then slipping into a bath sprinkled with rose petals. After steeping in the water, clients then remove to the treatment room for a massage accented with dusting brushes and a scented silk body powder.
Visiting King Spa and Sauna is a cultural experience, with the Jjim-Jil-Bang orientation combing spas, whirlpools, and saunas to improve health and vitality. The gender-segregated whirlpools range from steaming hot to icy cold, and are infused with herbs and flowers such as jasmine to provide aromatic properties to the air as guests steep. The facility’s nine saunas are open to both sexes, and incorporate stones, gems, and different types of wood that when heated improve skin conditions, detoxify the body, and relax the body. The spa is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and features numerous Korean restaurants, massage rooms, and TV viewing rooms for when guests need a break from the heat of the sauna.
The Spa at the Stoneleigh’s treatment menu comes filled with decadent scrubs, massages, and facials. But what sets them apart from other high-end spas is there specialty in couples’ treatments. Pairs lie side by side as staffers scrub and massage them in tandem, using aromatic ingredients such as lavender and chocolate to enhance the sensory indulgence. Packages can be enhanced with boxes of chocolate-covered strawberries to feed one another, glasses of champagnes to click together, and aroma-rain showers after treatments conclude.