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3 Dallas Spas to Make Your Great Escape

Fill your cup with some well-deserved R&R at these local spots.
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Plunge Pools at The Spa at Thompson Dallas
Plunge pools at Thompson Dallas’ full-service spa, which also includes rainfall showers, steam room, infrared sauna, and more. Gus Schmiege

A spa day right about now sounds nice, doesn’t it? A chance to break routine, pamper yourself, and refresh at the end of a long, hard week. Dallas has myriad options for a rejuvenating staycation, but that can leave you asking, “Do I want a simple facial and massage? What about some cryotherapy? Is the decor soothing?” It’s easy to get lost in all the choices. So, we took it upon ourselves to seek out some of our favorite spas around town for you. See our reviews and recommendations below.

The Spa at Thompson Dallas

The Vibe: Sexy and chic

The Amenities: Hot and cold plunge pools, steam room, infrared sauna, and barrel sauna

Most unique thing we tried: Thompson Total Wellness—a head-to-toe treatment that combines a massage, a facial, and a body wrap, with gua sha and hot stones thrown in for good measure

Great for: A couple’s staycation

Our takeaway: With skilled practitioners and serene, generously sized treatment rooms and lounge areas, the Thompson is a welcome addition to the Dallas wellness roster. While it made for an exciting view, the rooftop location of the hot and cold plunge pools was less than enticing on the frigid day we visited; plan for weather if your plans include taking a dip. Notably, it was the only of the spas we visited to offer hair services. 

The Spa at the Crescent

The Vibe: Bright, white, and ladylike

The Amenities: Whirlpool with hot and cold plunge, sauna, steam room, and Cryotherapy chamber

Most unique thing we tried: Montalcino Thermal Mud—a detoxifying, immunity-boosting, anti-cellulite body treatment that involves slathering the body with mud from the thermal waters of Montalcino, Tuscany

Great for: A day of pampering with your ladies

Our takeaway: Entering and exiting through the workout room made the experience feel more like part of a wellness regimen than a true escape—but a complimentary glass of champagne helped erase any guilt we felt for skipping a sweat sesh. Specialized treatment options (CBD massages, a sensitivity remedy facial, cryotherapy) allow for a tailor-made experience.

The Spa at the Joule

The Vibe: Moody and cave-like

The Amenities: Eucalyptus steam room, sauna, and vitality pool

Most unique thing we tried: A tie between the customized massage—during which we were able to try everything from lymphatic drainage to cupping—and the Earth Inspired Body Ritual, which involved a continuous oil pour to our third eye, melting away stress

Great for: A solo self-care escape

Our takeaway: There’s something transportive about descending the stairs into the dimly lit, sensory-stimulating, subterranean space; worries fade with each step and your concept of time is lost in the best possible way. Services, providers, and amenities here are all top-notch—make time (and bring your suit) for the vitality pool. If we had to find a flaw, the sound system in our treatment room was a little tinny. But we’re really reaching.

*A previous version of this story misnamed Hotel Crescent Court. This has been corrected.


Jessica Otte

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