Always booming and always “big,” Houston also boasts a thriving spa and wellness scene. Here are five of the city’s best spas and most unique treatments to try the next time you are in town.
Spa by JW at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown
Debuting this past fall and the first Spa by JW in the Marriott family, this serene space is known for its “back to basics approach,” but doesn’t scrimp on luxury. It also takes your time-strapped scheduled into account by offering relaxing 12-minute services (you don’t even need an appointment) that can get you in and out and totally transformed in no time.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Featuring the typical results-oriented offerings (massages, facials, body treatments) that you would expect at a Four Seasons Spa, this Houston-based location is known for its incredibly effective Clarins skin-care treatments. Two other favorites: The Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub, a vitamin-packed skin-soother and the Spa Tapas menu, an offering of tropical-centered skin-savers you can indulge in by the pool.
With outposts in Houston and Dallas, ZaSpa is the place to go for holistic experiences, customized massages and superunique seasonal treatments. But perhaps the best spot in the spa to single out for its must-visit factor: The Oxygen Lounge, a revitalizing place where guests have access to their own private oxygen den and steam room.
Mokara Spa at Omni Houston Hotel
With an amazing view that looks out on acres and acres of land, this 7,100-square-foot spa has a ton of signature massages, Texas-centered body treatments and age-defying facials. For those of us who need a bit more than an hour to unwind, the hotel also offers Spa Vacation packages and the always-popular pool, which is heated all-year round.
Trellis Spa, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
A true sanctuary that makes you feel instantly relaxed the minute you walk in (think an unexpected environment designed in Mediterranean style with garden touches throughout), Trellis has a long list of pampering experiences. Perhaps the most indulgent: The Diamond Magnetic Manicure and Pedicure, a full hands-feet exfoliation through the all-star ingredient of diamond-dust powder.
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