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5 Hill Country Spas Where You Can Relax and Unwind

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The school year has ended, and summer is in full swing, but who says summer break is only for children? If you are searching for a place to rejuvenate your own body and soul, look no further than these five decadent Hill Country spas. Whether you choose to visit one location or try them all, you cannot go wrong!

1. Lake House Spa—Austin, Texas

Lake Austin Resort and Spa

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A part of the Lake Austin Spa Resort, this day spa has been offering the ultimate pampering experience for 20 years. The 25,000 square foot facility offers 100 unique spa treatments that combine ancient and modern therapeutic techniques. Visitors can treat themselves to a head-to-toe massage or release their tension with an acupuncture session. A unique form of therapy, floating meditation, is offered in the spa’s blue pool barn.

Finally, guests can visit the Aster Café and enjoy the complimentary beverage bar and fresh fruit. Also available are meals made with ingredients from gardens located on the property.

2. Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness—San Antonio, Texas

Loma de Vida Spa

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Visitors to the La Cantera Resort  can take advantage of the resort’s onsite spa. Guests will experience sessions uniting technology and nature while also incorporating elements specific to the Hill Country. The facility includes a women’s solarium and sky lofts. A variety of massages are offered, ranging from the traditional Swedish massage to craniosacral therapy. Enhancements and additions are available upon request. One of the facility’s signature treatments is the Silence Biorhythm, which renews guests’ bio-magnetic field, energizes skin, and brings mind and body into balance.

The pampering continues with a visit to the Quenche Juicery. Here, visitors can quench their thirst with juices crafted by hand and satisfy their hunger with meals made from ingredients found in-season.

3. Sage Hill Inn and Spa—Kyle, Texas

Sage Hill Spa pool

Photo: Sage Hill Inn and Spa

Situated in Kyle, Texas, Sage Hill features a “Garden Spa,” so named because of its location in the main garden of the facility. This spa offers four massage packages, with the opportunity for clients to schedule “side-by-side” massages.  Additionally, visitors to the Inn can take advantage of in-room massage services.

Guests may also want to try the full body mud masque and mini-facial. For this body treatment, the individual is covered in warm volcanic mud. According to the facility’s website, this treatment works to detoxify the body, condition the skin, and soothe away stress. However, if mud baths are not your style, Sage Hill offers five spa packages  which contain a variety of services. These include body scrubs, wraps, reflexology, and facials.

4. J.W. Mariott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa—San Antonio, Texas

Lantana Spa ladies lounge

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For those looking for a trip for the whole family, the Lantana Spa is the place to go. The resort also has a water park, a perfect place to send the kids while mom and dad enjoy a day of pampering. Treatments offered at the spa incorporate customs of traditional Spanish healers, including the Seven Knots Ritual. As they move through their sessions, guests tie knots into a ribbon. The final knot completes a circle, symbolizing the end of all worry. Furthermore, visitors can indulge their senses by choosing from nine body treatments or by making use of the state-of-the-art fitness center.

The Replenish Spa Café provides the opportunity to dine in a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere while enjoying the meals made with local and organic produce.

5. Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort—Boerne, Texas

puresolspa salt cave

Photo: Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

Similar to other facilities included on this list, PureSólSpa is located on a resort. However, a feature unique to this location is its Salt Cave. Guests can experience halo therapy salt cave inhalation sessions. By balancing the body’s positive and negative ions, this treatment leads to an improved body and mind. Additionally, teenagers are able to participate in the center’s special Teen Facial. One session lasts 30 minutes and ends with advice for cleansing and caring for skin at home.Furthermore, guests have a large selection of massages, body treatments, and facial therapies to choose from. Also, spa packages for couples and wedding parties are available.