Relax already! A Guide to What’s New at Texas Spas – Texas Monthly


Although Texas spas were impacted when the pandemic began two years ago, the industry is enjoying a robust recovery. Spas have come up with new treatments and creative approaches to help clients feel comfortable and safe. Texas monthly staff writers reviewed the latest trends, hit the road to explore destination spas, spent (more) quality time with loved ones, and stepped out of their comfort zone on their own. We all deserve a break right now, and these spas are ready to help.

An outdoor pool at the Trellis Spa at the Houstonian Hotel, Houston.
An outdoor pool at the Trellis Spa at the Houstonian Hotel.Photograph by Mackenzie Smith Kelley

Look, spa, no hands! Seeking stress relief via a salt cave, a “wellness tube” and an infrared sauna capsule. Read more.

Welcome to Grand D-Tox. Read more.


Artwork by Jaime Zuverza

Nestled near the majestic Rio Grande National Park and Big Bend, Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa gave me the recharge I needed. Until it doesn’t. Read more.

At the charming Hotel Ritual in the small town of Jacksonville, you can access all the frequencies you want. Read more.

During a solo visit to the JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa in Sonora, an introvert bravely steps out of his comfort zone. Read more.


The waiting room at Milk + Honey's Arboretum in Austin.
The waiting room at Milk + Honey’s Arboretum in Austin.Photograph by Mackenzie Smith Kelley

If a husband and wife can quarantine together, they can get a manicure together. Read more.

La Cantera and Lake Austin Spa offer plenty of options for couples and friends. Massage table for two, anyone? Read more.

go solo

Artwork by Jaime Zuverza

An anxious multitasker faces her fears by spending an hour in a sensory deprivation pool in Dallas. If it worked for the Cowboys in the 80s, it could work for her too. Read more.

A session with the traveling hypnotist was like a massage for the mind. Read more.


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