Scrolling through Instagram the other day, we saw an Instagram post the other day that said, “The best form of parenting is prioritizing your own self-care.” The same is true when work is your baby—as it is for us: As we head into the end of the year, burnout begins to rear it’s ugly head and, sometimes, pausing for a spa day becomes just as important to our wellbeing as reaching end-of- year benchmarks.
Whether you choose a DFW Staycation or a weekend trip South near San Antonio, Austin, or Houston, these spas within a day’s drive of Dallas will help bite burnout in the bud and leave you feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to return to your baby—whether it be a child, a company, a project, or all three.
Wellness seekers will embrace new treatments such as hot/cold contrast bath therapies at the newly added Soaking Pools & Garden—6,500 square feet of outdoor space featuring two hot pools, a cold shower, private cabanas, a meditation garden, an event lawn, rocking chairs and two fire pits with seating areas.
Trellis Spa at The Houstonian Hotel
Trellis Spa, The Houstonian
3.5 hour drive $359–$429/night
The Houstonian is the escape we’ve all been looking for. Home to the biggest spa in the state, country club amenities such as golf, Pickleball, and a full gym, and accommodations so lovely The Bush Family once called it home, the sprawling 27-acre retreat checks all the boxes for a relaxing getaway. Spanning 26,000 square feet, the recently renovated Trellis Spa blends traditional treatments with innovative options.
During a recent stay, I spent my first afternoon sipping champagne and nibbling away at a Charcuterie board while soaking in their brand new pool-sized hot soaking tubs. The tubs were added during the spas renovation of its 6,500 square foot outdoor space and were inspired by bathing cultures around the world that incorporate cold/hot circuits to improve circulation.
While there, I also slipped into the Gharieni MLXi³ Dome and Celliss machines, a Trellis Spa exclusive, and opted for the plasma light therapy addition for the full detox experience. Unlike anything I have experienced before, the heated oxygen dome is designed to make you sweat and allows for FIR (Far Infrared Ray) to aid in detoxification, increased blood circulation, stimulation of your metabolism, and increased energy.
Other modern treatment options include the CBD Massage, which uses Swedish, deep tissue techniques, or a combination of both, to aid in inflammation reduction. For its treatments, the spa uses prestige brands such as Natura Bissé and Orveda (which is a vegan line based on Ayurvedic philosophy. Trellis is one of two spas in the U.S. to hold the brand).
Inside the opulent hotel, you will find rooms …….