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The Ten Most Luxurious Spas in Dallas

Friendly Reminder, Dallasites: Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 8!).  If you haven’t made any plans yet to pamper the moms in your life, might I suggest a Spa Day? 

If you think a spa day is unoriginal, think again: Dallas does luxury like no other, and there is a long list of locales to choose from. Basically, it’s hard to find a bad spa experience in The Big D! To help you narrow it down so you can hurry up and make that reservation, here are my choices for the Ten Most Luxurious Spas in Dallas. 

The Joule Spa

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The Spa at The Joule’s serene Vitality Pool. Photo by Eric Laignel, courtesy of Paper City Magazine.

The Joule Hotel is a chic Dallas favorite, and boasts a lower-level Spa with a full menu of relaxing experiences.  The Spa at The Joule takes a holistic approach to wellness. Guests will check mobile devices at the door and fully immerse themselves in the Spa’s sauna, steam room, rainfall showers, and the jet-lined Vitality Pool. Guests can further treat themselves to Swedish massages and French skincare facials.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa’s modern entry showcasing the trellis by Larry Whitely. Image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

Anything associated with the Ritz-Carlton is bound to be swanky, and the Ritz-Carlton Spa is no exception.  This glittering Spa is fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation finished in January 2022, and includes an incredible hand-sculpted trellis by Dallas artist Larry Whitely.

Guests here can avail themselves of multiple relaxation lounges supplied with tasty treats. After a visit to the whirlpool, lucky patrons can choose the Diamond Facial, the Ritz-Carlton Spa’s specialty treatment, and enjoy the Texas Eight Hand Massage.

Milk + Honey

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Milk + Honey at the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth.

Originating in Austin, Milk + Honey opened its Fort Worth location in 2019 in the Shops at Clearfork. This full-service spa offers a comprehensive range of treatments, including waxing, massage, facials, and salon services.

Milk + Honey now offers injectables as part of its MedSpa treatments for guests looking for more permanent options.The huge menu and the inviting contemporary-yet-warm aesthetic make this one of the most popular spa destinations in the Dallas area. If you need further convincing, Milk + Honey’s Austin location was cosigned by none other than the Fab Five!

Hiatus Spa + Retreat

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Hiatus Spa + Retreat offers an all-natural experience. Photo by Molly Culver, courtesy of Paper City Magazine.

Hiatus Spa + Retreat is a familiar destination, with locations found throughout Texas. Famous for its Aveda green tea and streamlined Scandi aesthetic, Hiatus offers all natural luxurious treatments at a surprisingly affordable rate. Guests will love their signature pedicure, complete with zero-gravity chairs and noise-canceling headphones. 

The Woodhouse Day Spa

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The Woodhouse Spa Dallas location in Mockingbird Station.

Another Texas-based spa chain, The Woodhouse Spa was founded in Victoria over two decades ago, and has expanded throughout the U.S.. Its Dallas location just opened at the end of 2020, no doubt a welcome respite from pandemic-related anxiety.

The Woodhouse is luxurious, tranquil, and boasts “guy-friendly” menu options and decor, making this an ideal couples destination. Their four-handed massage will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed, and ready to try some of their other unique therapies, including halo therapy and a Vichy warm shower. 

Vivian’s Boutique Spa

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Vivian’s Boutique Spa is a local gem. Photo courtesy Vivian’s Dallas. 

Vivian’s is a love-letter to the Lone Star State. Texas-made products and locally built custom cabinets give this little retreat a cozy at-home feel, and the services on offer are nothing short of delicious.

Guests can indulge in Vivian’s glacial facial and a signature massage, opt for the agave nectar scalp massage, or try the honey glaze foot cocoon. Vivian’s Boutique Spa takes the idea of the spa menu literally: for Mother’s Day, treatments include  mouth-watering options like the Honey & Vanilla Chai Macaron Massage and the Tea Cake Foot Ritual.

The NOW Massage

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The “Journey Room” at The Now Dallas. Image courtesy of Paper City Magazine.

The Now is a California-based wellness spot with locations in Dallas in Lower Greenville and in Preston Forest Village.  The Now is unique on this list: massages are the only thing on offer here, but as such these are pretty great massages.

There are a large variety of massage experiences to choose from, with add-ons including herbal heat therapy and gua sha. The Now prides itself on ease of booking, so this is a good last-minute option. Its nature-based decor feels like a beachy oasis in the middle of the bustling Dallas metropolis. 

Halcyon Days Salon & Spa

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The lower level of Neiman Marcus is home to Halcyon Days Salon & Spa. Image courtesy Dallas Magazine.

You might be surprised to know that the lower level of Neiman Marcus in North Park is actually home to a bright, airy day spa bursting with luxury products and amenities. Guests are offered the works here, from makeup to massages, with treatments tying in to the cosmetics counters situated directly above the spa.

As a hidden gem, Halcyon in Neiman Marcus offers a more private, exclusive experience, and guests can even receive complimentary facials with the purchase of certain cosmetic products.

Riviera Spa

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Riviera Spa in Dallas offers an extensive range of treatments and high-end products. Image courtesy of Dallas Magazine.

Found in the Knox/Henderson neighborhood in a quiet spot behind the hustle-and-bustle of Travis Walk is Riviera Spa, a Dallas favorite for over ten years. We guarantee you won’t be able to walk past Riviera’s retail section, stocked with beautiful luxe beauty products and candles.

Guests are spoiled for choice here, with deep tissue massages, HydraFacials, chemical peels, infrared saunas, waxing, and float therapy among the many treatments on offer. The Riviera also offers limited-edition treatments every month, like sweet-smelling scrubs and microdermabrasion. Also setting this beautiful spa apart: Mimosas!

Spa Nordstrom

Nordstrom spa room with cushions and white robes hanging in closet
Spa Nordstrom is another NorthPark hidden gem. Image courtesy of Dallas Magazine.

Yet another department store spa located in NorthPark, Spa Nordstrom is a hidden haven. Guests will find an oasis of relaxation and replenishing treatments on the store’s second floor. The spa menu includes soothing therapies like body wraps and oxygen facials. Spa Nordstrom’s signature is airbrush tanning, offering St. Tropez brand formulas to give you the perfect bronze glow. 

Happy Mother’s Day, Dallas!

Now you have some insider information on the best luxury spa locations in The Big D, you can get to pampering! Many of these destinations offer same-day bookings as well as gift cards, so you are officially out of excuses. Happy Mother’s Day!

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