Holiday-themed Spa Treatments in Austin Make Decadent Gifts or Indulgences
published on December 15, 2011
The holidays are a double edged sword: they are fun, memorable times to spend with friends and family; but they can also be stressful, activity-packed stretches without breaks and with long to-do lists. With so much bustle and not enough time in a single month, the hustle of the holidays can mean a relaxing hour at an Austin spa as a welcome treat.
Austin has no shortage of decadent spas to calm tired minds and sooth achy muscles, but selecting one over the holidays can be as easy as picking your favorite type of pie from a Christmas dinner buffet. During December, many spas offer special, seasonal services, with ingredients and scents that range from cranberry to pumpkin to peppermint. Below are the holiday treatment selections offered at just a few Austin luxury spas.
Barton Creek Spa, located near the Green Belt close to Barton Creek West.
Wassail Holiday Pedicure
Clove and cinnamon oils enhance the warming effect of our stone Wassail pedicure. Let a fragrant pedi soak, salt scrub, and massage creme treat you to perfectly polished toes this season.
Cranberry Pomegranate Mini-Facial
Express Holiday luxury. This June Jacobs natural facial includes a light peel and moisture mask. Vitamin C in the treatment illuminates skin. Perfect before your holiday party!
Crème Brûlée Latte Body Treatment
Warm up with our new Crème Brulee Latte Body Treatment. The custom-mixed brown sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. And, the whipped vanilla creme souffle scented hydration massage will keep your skin moist in the chilly winter air.
Hot Buttered Rum Stone Massage
A hot toddy for the body. Let heat and pressure melt away your holiday tension with the added benefit of warming clove, cinnamon, orange and rum scented oil to lift your spirits.
Chocolate Lover’s Holiday Retreat
Reconnect with your loved one under the mistletoe during the holidays with this 50 or 80 minute Swedish massage. Luxuriate with hydrating chocolate-scented massage oil and enjoy each other’s company with complimentary chocolates and champagne in our Tranquility Lounge.
Austin Away Spa at the W Hotel, located in Downtown Austin.
Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Glow
Let’s get glowing, girls! Starts with a full-body dry brushing to detox & reanimate the skin. A cranberry pomegranate scrub gently exfoliates, infusing skin with powerful antioxidants. Warm oil is applied to deeply hydrate and nourish. A sensational escape when paired with any massage.
Cranberry Pomegranate Mistle-Toes
Deck your heels in holiday delight! Feet and legs are smoothed & exfoliated with Cranberry Pomegranate sugar scrub, making dry winter skin soft to the touch. Extended massage with body butter provides a welcoming wind-down. After a primp and polish you’ll jingle all the way home.
The Spa at Four Seasons, located in Central Austin.
The Ginger Mani-Pedi turns this traditional holiday spice into a relaxing spa experience. Using Spa Rituals’ ginger bath salts and essential oils to energise, nourish and moisturise hands and feet. As a special holiday gift, guests who experience the Ginger Mani-Pedi will receive a complimentary mini-bottle of Spa Rituals’ sparkly red “Spellbound” nail polish – along with a house-baked gingerbread cookie – at the end of the treatment.
Holiday Fig Shea Butter Massage
Blended by La Natura exclusively for the Spa at Four Seasons, green fig shea butter infuses this treatment with subtle sweetness and essential oils of sandalwood, jasmine and bergamot. First heated and then blended with massage oil, the fig shea butter leaves guests’ skin well hydrated and their minds soothed and uplifted.
Milk + Honey Spa
Pumpkin Pie Scrub and Pumpkin Pie Manicure/Pedicure
In addition to a 45-minute Lux Massage, our mix of organic raw sugar and pumpkin seed powder, ginger and cinnamon, plus clove and nutmeg will leave you in a perfectly cozy holiday state of mind. You can also enjoy this delicious manicure and pedicure, which leaves your fingers and toes looking and feeling great. Enjoy our invigorating Pumpkin Pie scrub to exfoliate the skin and all the goodies included in our Lux Combo.
Hit the Trail Retreat
Town Lake runners, walkers, and bikers: your day has come. After a hard workout in the cold on the Town Lake hike and bike trail, treat yourself to a spa retreat. After a shower in our locker room, enjoy an hour-long Sports Massage to help with sore joints and muscles. This is followed by a Buff + Go Combo plus 15 minutes of extra foot massage. To make sure that your skin stays safe in the hot sun, you’ll leave with CosMedix SPF 30 sunblock. Leave happy, refreshed, and ready to hit the trail again.
The first step to ensuring that holidays are as enjoyable as they are meant to be, is to have the perfect home to spend them in. If you’re in the market for a new Austin home for sale or Austin luxury home
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