Last week Jacqueline and I treated ourselves to a spa day at San Antonio’s newest wellness spot – Hiatus Spa + Retreat. Located inside Pearl (across from Larder’s back patio), the 5,000-square-foot day spa takes a personalized approach to wellness and promotes regular relaxation as an empowering part of a healthy, happy lifestyle. As someone who’s made a conscious effort to integrate massages and facials into my monthly schedule, I was excited to check out a potential new sanctuary.

hiatus-spa-san-antonio-pearlThe entrance of Hiatus Spa is nothing short of alluring. The windows filter the natural lighting so the rays hit your eyes delicately as the sweet aroma of calming essential oils begins to surround you. Yes, the relaxation begins instantly.

Before your treatment begins you will need to fill out a couple forms, as is the procedure with most spa and wellness centers. However, Hiatus is the first spa I have been to that includes a form asking about your emotional wellbeing. I love this and believe the spa’s desire for a deeper emotional connection between client and customer can only enhance all spa treatments. Also, while I was filling out my information one of the Hiatus team members offered me a hot cup of tea. Within five minutes I was already feeling the stresses of the day melt to the ground.

hiatus-spa-san-antonio-3Hiatus offers many unique services, including The Yours, Truly massage— customized to you and only you, The Perfectionist Facial, and The Kindred Spirits couples massage under a starlit room, along with their acclaimed Monthly Retreat – a hybrid massage, scrub, and Vichy shower treatment created each month with seasonal ingredients and finished with a handcrafted cocktail. Check out all fifty-plus signature treatments here.

hiatus-spa-san-antonio-2Hiatus Spa + Retreat was founded in Dallas in 2007 and has quickly expanded to Austin, Plano and our awesome city. The San Antonio spa is located at The Cellars at Pearl at 312 Pearl Parkway, Building 4.

Have you been to Hiatus yet? Let us know what your favorite treatment is in the comments below!