It's the holiday season and you're stressed out. In addition to the mania that comprises this season, the Texas weather is zipping up and down the thermometer. Cold and dry today, cold and wet tomorrow, hot and dry the next day. Your skin is flaking in strange places and suddenly you've got bags under your eyes. Don't be discouraged. Treat yourself!
Practice decadence, feel luxurious, and be beautiful for the holidays with these Austin spa treatments perfect for the season.
Holiday Rejuvenation Series at Esty Skin Studio
Popular with '90s naturalistas like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow, cupping is a long-standing tradition designed to benefit skin in a number of ways. Small cups are placed on the skin to create suction and the results are increased blood circulation, reduced puffiness, and drainage of stagnant fluids. Located on the east side in Austin's oldest duplex (a building even older than the Capitol) is the dreamy, intimate Esty Skin Studio, where you can relish in a series of cupping treatments over six to 12 weeks. Don't forget to book a wax while you're there — Esty Skin Studio is known for its unique approach to bikini waxes.
Nighty Night Massage at the Away Spa at W Austin Hotel
Take a load off at the end of a long day with the lavender drenched Nighty Night Massage. Available from 45 to 100 minutes, this treatment will turn that nightmare of a day into the sweetest dream. Relax with a scalp massage, foot scrub, and warm wrap. The Away Spa is open to the public, but you may be so relaxed from this treatment that you book a room at the W to truly unwind.
Replenishing Deep Moisture Facial at Travaasa Austin
Destination hydration! Travaasa is a treat right in your backyard. To truly spoil the senses, book a day or two at this resort. Quench your skin's winter thirst with the Replenishing Deep Moisture Facial. Organic, fair-trade neroli oil soothes the skin and ensures that the only flakes you'll see are snow.
Under the Mistletoe at Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Unwind with the one you love at Hiatus with this package and spend over two hours in absolute bliss. Enjoy an hour-long couples massage, then lay back in zero-gravity chairs and enjoy exfoliation and aromatherapy during side-by-side pedicures. It's sure to knock your socks off.
24k Gold Facial at Spa Réveil
There's nothing more festive than the warm luster of gold, and that's the main ingredient in the 24k Gold Facial at Spa Reveil. This treatment uses a 24-karat collagen mask to get you glowing. Why gold? This metal works overtime clearing free radicals, promoting cell renewal, reducing age spots, slowing collagen depletion, and more. All that glitters is not gold, and your luminous face after treatment will be proof of that.