Pampering one’s self may not fall very high on the “to do” list, especially with today’s fast-paced lifestyle – however, the benefits of massages and healing bodywork are recognized and accepted worldwide. In fact, several specialty types of these therapeutic treatments can help relieve stress from the daily grind, as well as improve overall health in a variety of ways. For those planning a Hill Country getaway seeking respite and indulgence, there’s no shortage of places to head to for an unforgettable massage experience. These three remarkable places fall within a broad scope of price ranges, from over-the-top, to wallet-friendly options ideal for any budget.
Ultimate Pampering at Lake House Spa Resort in Austin
An extraordinary spa housed in a 25,000 square foot native limestone structure, the Lake House Spa is truly exceptional – and a bit on the expensive side. With an extensive menu of treatments available, as well as customized offerings, an experience here is beyond memorable. Relax and indulge in world-renown specialties that helped make this establishment the #1 destination spa with Conde Nast readers. Using techniques and ingredients that span from East Asia to local herbs found in the Hill Country, specialists provide two-hour treatments ranging from $250 up to $375 per session. Guests receive full access to the resort’s pools, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms with their visit, as well as a complimentary spa gift.
Exquisite Treatments at Moderate Prices: Sana Vida Clinic & Studio
A tranquil sanctuary just east of Lake LBJ within the community of Marble Falls, the Sana Vida Clinic offers clients a complete health care experience complemented by stimulating massages, a wide range of healing therapies, and invigorating group classes. Professional therapists possess years of experience in their field, and the signature Four-Handed Massage is rumored to be the best in the region. With an eye towards promoting guests’ overall health, Sana Vida’s experts often customize each massage experience in accordance with personal ailments experienced by each recipient. Treatments average $125-200 for each 80-minute session. Don’t miss the on-site Tea Bar, where hundreds of tea and coffee blends are available by the cup, or take some home by the ounce.
Affordable Healing Experiences at Rainbow Hearth’s Bodywork Massages
Proprietor and MsT, Mariah Wentworth is a Highland Lakes region legend in the realm of expert massage techniques and holistic health. Her unique and highly effective healing skills and therapeutic massages are highly sought after by clients from far and wide. Noted for offering exquisite therapies not commonly encountered in typical massage clinics, Ms. Wentworth offers a vast array of specialized practices geared towards intensive healing including cranio-sacral therapy, lymphatic draining, energy balancing, and myofascial release techniques to name a few. Ninety-minute sessions can are available for a reasonable price of $145, while two-hour treatments cost $190. Guests that opt to stay at the Rainbow Hearth B&B enjoy complete freedom from technology, and can reserve complete healing packages that include pet-friendly accommodations, private therapy sessions, and freshly made organic meals. At these great rates, make it a weekend, or even a week, of pampering and personalized healing.
Any of these dynamic and highly regarded establishments provide guests with top-notch service, and the hardest part may be choosing which one best fits the budget and time constraints. Go ahead – splurge a little, and allow the body and mind to reap the rewards that accompany treating one’s self well.