If there is one thing Austinites love to do—it’s relax. With some of the most zen spas in the country right here in our backyard, we thought it only fitting to highlight a few of the best.
Lake Austin Spa Resort is right on the water and includes a full resort with 40 rooms, fitness and wellness programs, healthy food options, and an exclusive water taxi service. You can be picked up from several public docks in the Austin area or from a private dock of your choice.
The spa itself has been on the list of Top 10 Spa Resorts in the U.S. for the last 10 years providing exceptional service and offerings. Enjoy facials like the Golden Aura Rose & Caviar Facials and Vitality of the Glaciers Facials; massages like Deep Rest with Acupressure, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, crystal healing, sound therapy, and a weighted blanket to induce deep relaxation or the Weekend Warrior with high-speed percussion therapy for deep therapeutic effect; Aquatic Specials in the heated pool barn like the Aquatic Myofascial Release for sore muscles; Integrated Wellness specials like Align & Balance and the Gifts & Graces treatments; Facial Enhancements like diamond and gold hydrogel masks, LED masks, microcurrent advanced lifting facials; and even Eastern Influenced Services like like the Royal Star of India with abhyanga massage, shirodhara and exquisite oils from the Himalayas.
They’ve got it ALL!
An oasis from the non-stop downtown bustle, AWAY Spa at W Austin is a place to relax, replenish, and reset. If you’re an Austin resident, lucky you, you can receive 20% off services Monday-Thursday. When you book a treatment, you have access to detoxing in FIT and finishing your spa day at WET Deck while sipping on a complimentary cocktail.
With services like the Illuminate, which includes a 60-min. Our favorite treatments include the Hydrate Body Treatment and 60-min. Brighten up facial; the Detox Body massage to free your body of toxins and includes full-body dry brushing to exfoliate dry skin and assist with lymphatic drainage of toxins; and the Walk On full-body Ashiatsu Massage where the therapist uses feet and body weight to get deep, consistent pressure for a deep tissue massage. (Hot Tip: Add the CBD Oil infusion for an extra relaxation step); and even adding on 24K Gold Collagen Eye and Lip Masks to round out your spa day.
milk + honey boasts their signature organic honey therapeutic oil that puts you into full relaxation mode. They now have 4 Austin locations as well as Houston and Fort Worth locations. What we love about this place is the quality of massages and the ambiance of the waiting rooms. They have their own line of products that are also included in the locker rooms and steam showers, making it ideal for a full-day affair.
We love their specialty massages like Reiki, Reflexology and Lymphatic. And they also stand our for their Hydrafacials, LED, and Lightening Treatments infused with potent ingredients, such as Alpha-Arbutin, and Vitamin C. This antioxidant-rich formulation reduces the appearance of dark spots, leaving your skin brighter, more supple, and even-toned.
With three locations in the Austin area on South Lamar, Domain Northside, and 35th Street, this is truly a spot anyone can enjoy. Viva has been voted Best Spa in Austin by The Austin Chronicle and Austin Monthly magazine. They are a true Med Spa meaning they have the Medical Expertise combined with the Spa Atmosphere.
Viva is also great for groups and spa parties. Viva’s group spa party experiences are the perfect blend of high-touch service and pampering in a tranquil, relaxing space. Your dedicated Viva Group Coordinator will ensure your spa gathering is exceptional in every way—from seamless scheduling of appointments all the way through to your after spa afterglow.
This 13,000 square-foot sanctuary draws inspiration from nearby waterways, creeks, and springs and features 17 treatment rooms, three couples’ treatment rooms, and a variety of services. The exclusive rooftop pool is an oasis for spa patrons overlooking the expansive Texas Hill Country.
Relax, unwind, and rejuvenate far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the beautiful secluded Texas Hill Country resort. Nestled in gently rolling hills and lush gardens, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers a myriad of options to nurture yourself—inside and out.
Located in the heart of dynamic Downtown Austin, Fairmont Spa Austin delivers world-class luxury spa experiences with the warm embrace of a stunning Texas sunset. Fairmont Spa Austin features nine treatment rooms including two VIP couples suites and lavishly appointed solariums with floor-to-ceiling views of Palm Park and the downtown Austin skyline. Each solarium showcases a saline soaking pool, eucalyptus steam grotto and European dry heat sauna.
Surrounded by Texas Hill Country, Fairmont Spa Austin inspires well-being through naturally sourced, highest quality organic ingredients to create unique spa experiences. Whether you are cultivating your health and fitness goals, or recovering from a night of indulgence in Austin’s rich nightlife, Fairmont Spa Austin will create a personalized ritual for you.
The award-winning Miraval Life in Balance Spa draws on its nurturing setting within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. With Ayurveda services to balance the mind-body-spirit connection; Body Ritual Renewals to adopt a new ritual to cleanse, nourish, and heal skin by soothing and protecting it with an array of peels, scrubs, and wraps; Enhancements like Alpha Beta Peels, Eye and Lip refreshers, Keśa (Sanskrit for scalp) treatment that is great for any hair type to strengthen and prevent dry, brittle hair while allowing you to melt into relaxation; and Body Renewal Rituals to relax your body and mind with restorative rituals that treat the skin with exfoliating scrubs, nourishing wraps, and more for a healthy glow.
Tucked away in every Hotel ZaZa is ZaSpa, a sensuous oasis waiting to replenish your mind, body, and soul. Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury experience and Escape to their spa in Austin to discover where holistic and modern healing techniques are combined for a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday. Find your center and Zen out with one of the invigorating spa treatments. From a hot stone and deep tissue massages to revitalizing facials and full body treatments, plan your spa getaway at ZaSpa.
For more info, check out our guide on all things beauty and wellness in Austin.