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Explore These Glorious San Antonio Spas for Pure Bliss



If you're visiting San Antonio, you probably already feel a world away, but here's your chance to let it all go. These glorious spas each offer something unique, whether it's a Texas Hill Country view or a once-in-a-lifetime relaxation experience. Dive into bliss!

All of these spas offer a wide array of spa services, many of which you're familiar with, but only one of these has a salt cave. What is a salt cave, you might wonder? It's quite literally a cave made of salt, that comes all the way from Poland, but it's so much more. At Puresolspa, you can relax in the cave and suddenly feel your sinuses clearing up and your muscles relaxing. Salt has an enormous number of health benefits and can quickly shift your PH balance into an alkaline state. For those who know, this is a huge boost to the body's ability to heal itself. The spa also offers two locations - one just south of downtown and another in the Hill Country, in Boerne. 

 

If you're looking for the full package - a place you can while away the entire day being pampered, visit Windflower Spa at Hyatt Regency. Also located in the Hill Country, you can expect the ultimate in southern hospitality from this upscale spa. So good you won't want to go home!


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Spa d'sante is a day spa for good health and wellness. Spa d'sante literally means "the spa for good health". Their goal is to help you achieve good health and overall wellness by providing relaxing and therapeutic massage and spa treatments which help to reduce the adverse effects of stress. Regular massage keeps your body's cortisol (stress hormones) levels down, improves the function of your circulatory and lymphatic systems, and helps reduce pain associated with headaches, backaches, fibromyalgia, and other pain complaints. Spa therapies such as salt glows, mud treatments and hydrotherapies have a long history of enhancing the overall health of the human body. Spa d'sante brings it all together in a nurturing environment, with professionals that care about you, and pricing that makes it possible for everyone to benefit from these wonderful therapies on a regular basis.

Recommended for Spas because: Spa d'sante is a versatile spa, offering many of the traditional services as well as unique therapies such as a detoxing therapeutic bath.

Kimberly's expert tip: Spa d'sante even offers medical massages. Be sure to check out their website as they have several locations all over San Antonio.

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Integrative Healing Institute
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While the Integrative Healing Institute is not a traditional day spa, if you're in need of some special attention in regard to your health, such as intuitive energy healing, massage therapy, reiki, lymphatic drainage, chakra balancing, reflexology or many more, this is the place! At Integrative Healing Institute, the emphasis is on wellness of the whole individual, mind, body and spirit. In addition, the facility offers a wide array of opportunities for client participation through classes like yoga, meditation, spiritual enlightenment, Reiki and more. IHI also offers over 50 natural wellness and beauty products designed and tested at their facility, including their most popular product Cedar X, which some people swear by for Cedar allergies during the winter months.

Recommended for Spas because: Integrative Healing is definitely off the beaten path, but is perfect for those looking for outside-the-box healing treatments.

Kimberly's expert tip: Ask for Maritza for reflexology for some of the most relaxing TLC you've ever had!

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A.R.T.
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Need a vacation but don't have the time? Let one of a.r.t.'s SPA ESCAPE packages renew your body, mind & spirit. Treat yourself or give as a gift to never be forgotten. Packages include a Super Sweet Spa Retreat, Side-by-Side Spa Escape or a Body Polish Treatment. Individual treatments include a signature full body dry brush, herbal steam treatment, massage, hand glow and wrap, organic facial express, Rainforest sugar scrub and more! What's lovely about this quaint little spa is that they have little casitas where you can receive very private treatments. They are centrally located in the posh Alamo Heights district in a charming 1920's era bungalow. Their focus is to offer advanced techniques and products that are both relaxing and therapeutic, specifically designed to improve your quality of life.

Recommended for Spas because: Expect nothing but the best quality massage and treatments from the staff at a.r.t. massage body spa.

Kimberly's expert tip: Check out their retail area. They carry the EMINENCE ORGANIC FACIAL line, Farm House Fresh, EO Body Products, Clarisonic, and other wonderful spa items.

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At the Woodhouse Day Spa located at The Rim, your journey begins in a tranquil setting of peace and relaxation. While you relax in a luxurious robe and comfortable sandals, you can enjoy a beverage while indulging in your choice of over 70 rejuvenating treatments. Enjoy one of Woodhouse Spas Signature services. Whether you select their signature manicure, minkyti facial, pedicure, or any of their other services, you'll enjoy the tranquil experience and the transformational environment. Their holistic approach to attaining beauty taps into the best of nature by combining natural and certified organic ingredients with breakthrough advanced skin care. Allow their skin care experts to recommend the proper home care program to help you maintain your skin's health and youthful appearance.

Recommended for Spas because: Their dedicated spa teams ensure your journey enhances your well-being and enlivens your spirit.

Kimberly's expert tip: Yes, this Woodhouse Day Spa is the same as the one found at the Hotel Contessa, but at a more northern location.

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Woodhouse Day Spa at Hotel Contessa
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If you're staying downtown, be sure to visit the gorgeous Hotel Contessa and their relaxing day spa for some pampering. Situated on the hotel's rooftop floor, this award-winning 1,700 square foot day spa offers an extensive menu of massages, aromatherapy, facials, body treatments and nail services. With a holistic approach combining natural and certified organic ingredients, the Woodhouse massages are known for their technique called touch with intent; combining science and art, focusing on the relationship between caring and healing. Tranquility permeates the air as the soothing fragrance of floral, citrus and wood oils immediately encourages guests to inhale deeply and let the stresses of their day begin to ebb. The warm and peaceful palette of peaches and earth tones in the Tea Room welcomes them before their service and beckons them to linger afterwards to savor a cup of their signature Hot Cinnamon Sunset Tea.

Recommended for Spas because: The Contessa is one of the finest hotels in San Antonio and offer patrons a true getaway!

Kimberly's expert tip: Plan to go for dinner at Las Ramblas or a house made sangria at the amazing Cork bar!

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Forbes Travel Guide named Mokara Spa as the only Four Star Spa in San Antonio. Mokara guarantees to restore body and mind with premium spa services. After just one visit, you'll understand why the Mokara Spa has received so many accolades over the years. The 17,000-square-foot Mokara Spa has redefined spa luxury with exquisite treatments, experienced therapists and décor that reflects a consummate blend of refined elegance and inviting warmth. The spa features 18 private treatment rooms, separate men's and ladies' private relaxation lounges, whirlpools, steam rooms and saunas, plus an outdoor poolside café with rooftop views of the city. The Mokara Spa is located inside Mokara San Antonio, the highly acclaimed River Walk hotel that offers the city's most lavish accommodations and amenities, backed by an unparalled level of one-on-one service in sync with the Mokara mission of "exceptional included."

Recommended for Spas because: Mokara is considered the only four star spa in San Antonio, and that pretty much says it all!

Kimberly's expert tip: Mokara is a great place to book a weekend getaway. Located near the riverwalk, it's central to some of the best attractions in San Antonio.

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There are an infinite number of reasons why the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the preeminent place to stay in San Antonio. The most notable being that it's home to the largest and most luxurious spa in the state of Texas. The Lantana Spa features a private pool and 30 treatment rooms including two couples suites with fireplaces and two outdoor private treatment rooms. Our spa fitness center offers the latest in cardio training equipment, free weights and weight training equipment. The resort also sports a 36-hole, TPC golf course featuring two championship courses on the PGA Tour and a spectacular water park that touts a 1,200-ft. lazy river, water slides, a rapid river ride the kids will love and even an infinity pool for adults. If that's not enough, now there's one more scrumptious incentive, particularly for traveling or local foodies and slow food aficionados. The resort's executive chef, Ryan Littman, is one of the best in San Antonio!

Recommended for Spas because: This spa is one of the most luxurious, beautiful and comprehensive in the city.

Kimberly's expert tip: We recommend staying the night but if that's not in the cards you can simply buy a day pass for 30 dollars.

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Hiatus Spa
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Hiatus Spa and Retreat likes to take a fresh approach to relaxation and overall wellness. They believe that a day at the spa isn't just a luxury but a necessity. They have several locations throughout Texas, and have built up a following of loyal clientele who take advantage of their membership opportunities. San Antonio's location at the stunning Pearl Brewery is one of their newest location and a convenient choice if you're staying at Hotel Emma. You can enjoy all of the traditional treats (or treatments) at Hiatus, such as massages, facials and pedicures. They also offer packages, such as The Big Chill, which includes a 90-minute Signature Massage followed by a super-charged plant peel (The Perfectionist Facial), which will help you regain that lovely glow. You might also want to consider their "Happy, Happier, Happiest" package, which pampers you from head to toe. It combines their three most popular treatments - the Signature Massage, The One and Only Mani-Pedi, and The Tailor-Made Facial. Why not treat yourself today? You deserve it!

Recommended for Spas because: Located at the Pearl Brewery next to Hotel Emma, relaxation rarely gets better than this!

Kimberly's expert tip: This premier spa is one of the hottest place to chill in San Antonio.

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Set amidst 300 acres of wildflowers and meadows, this tranquil San Antonio spa located in the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort invokes a sense of traveling back in time, to a simpler way of life. Indulge in a relaxing massage using native Hill Country ingredients. Throughout your stay you will experience the warmth of authentic Texas hospitality, making you feel instantly at home and relaxed. At Windflower-The Hill Country Spa, your celebration has been carefully designed to pay homage to nature's cycles. Whether you need the rejuvenation of spring, the exhilaration of summer, the reflection of fall, or the balance of winter, immerse yourself in the holistic, healing powers of the seasons. Rejuvenate your body and recharge the soul, in harmony with the natural landscape. Perfect for groups: after a day of meetings or before a big event, indulge in the soothing treatments together. What better way to create a harmonious team?!

Recommended for Spas because: Windflower is located in the Texas Hill Country, which is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Kimberly's expert tip: A great place for a quick massage or a full weekend of treatments!

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Puresolspa
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The Puresolspa is located in the Embassy Suites by Hilton at Brooks and has the only salt cave in San Antonio. They offer all of the traditional rejuvenating spa services you might expect, including massages and facials for individuals, couples and even teens, but also unique services such as cupping and halotherapy salt cave inhalation. The salt cave is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. You literally sit and relax in a cave covered in beautiful salt that is mined in Poland, where the owner hails from. Interestingly, years ago, they noticed that the miners who worked in the salt mines were exceptionally healthy. We now know that breathing in this salty air has amazing health benefits, including respiratory and skin. If you're out and about exploring the Texas Hill Country, they also have a second (the first built) salt cave in Boerne at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

Recommended for Spas because: If you're looking for both a familiar and unique spa experience, this is it! A rare treat just minutes south of downtown.

Kimberly's expert tip: For the best results, visit the salt cave once a week, but it is an excellent one-time relaxation experience, before or after a massage or facial.

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