Relax: The Top 5 Spas in Dallas

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes…and all those aching joints in between. With the whirlwind of winter fun upon us, it’s easy to forget to mind our own extensive wish list, you know the one where it’s you who gets waited on, beautified and cleaned up after. Your dream is closer than you think, especially here in Dallas where the green tea flows like wine.

1 The Spa at the Crescent

The Crescent Hotel and its spanning towers are known as the heart of Uptown, so it should be considered no surprise that the spa is second to none here in Dallas. Business travelers looking to unwind after a board meeting and luxury specialists getting primped for the weekend holiday parties meet at this extravagant locale to partake in

400 Crescent Court, 214.871.3200,

2 Avalon Salon and Spa

Strategically placed in four corners of the metroplex, much like your feng shui rock garden, Avalon Salon and Spa is always close by. Since the first Avalon opened its doors in the prestigious Snider Plaza in Highland Park 20 years ago, the company has expanded to allow more femmes and fellas of Dallas to indulge in the most elaborate massages and spa treatments available. For this special season, go for the Steam and Dream, or the Chocolate Scrub and Rub. And if you are no match for your allergies, try the lymphatic circulation massage that comes with the Allergy Relief Treatment.

For a full list of locations, visit

3 Hiatus Spa + Retreat

It's not easy being green--luckily Hiatus Spa and Retreat does it all for you. Clear your mind and your conscious by enjoying the organic bed linens during your long massage, the reclaimed wood spa fixtures as you get your expert facial and the tankless water heaters making your pedicure perfect. And if you need to relax with needleless acupuncture or advanced fusion bodywork therapy, Hiatus can rejuvenate you.

5560 W Lovers Lane, Suite 250, 214.352.4111,

4 V Spa at the Hilton Anatole

V Spa has all your holiday specials and so much more. But if you are looking beyond the spice pedicure for something perhaps a little more masculine, V marks the spot. Men's facials, waxing and Swedish massages are not only listed but encouraged, so feel free to let it all hang out at this spa.

5 Exhale Spa

Adjacent to the uber classy Hotel Palomar, home of famed restaurant Central 214, Exhale Spa is a haute retreat, boutique and work out center all in one. In fact you could consider this haven almost a theme park of healing, combining all the special parts of mind, body and spirit that make spas such an adult vacation location.

5670 N Central Expressway 214.370.5800,

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