The crazy, hectic traffic of Dallas is enough to tighten those shoulders, build knots, and increase muscular stress (and that’s not mentioning any other daily stress you have to deal with!). The best way to relax and let it all go is with a massage and the DFW area has plenty of options to choose from. Whether you like an upscale massage treatment, a small business, or a massage therapist walking on your back, we’ve got you covered in our massage go-to guide!
For a massage that blends Hawaiian and Thai elements, take a drive to the border of Plano and Richardson and visit Hawaii Thai Massage. There are a couple of massage rooms at Hawaii Thai Massage with massage tables and mats set up under poles along the ceiling—perfect for massages that include a masseuse walking on your back! Their most popular massages include the Thai Combination (mix of Thai and Swedish massages) and Traditional Thai Massage which features a lot of guided stretching. The Four Hands Massage—a two-person massage—and the Lomi-Lomi, a Hawaiian-inspired massage, are also fan favorites.
Just off I-75 is the wonderful Riviera Spa. Their massage therapists are trained in various massage practices, which is no doubt why they receive rave reviews and repeat customers. Their customized massages can include aromatherapy, ice packs, and heating pads—whatever will help ease your muscles and relax. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new at Riviera Spa like the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage which utilizes Himalayan salt stones that leave behind 84 trace minerals to assist with your connective tissues for a purely replenishing experience.
You have to love a spa that has a monthly membership, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Hiatus Spa + Retreat. For $69 per month, a membership includes a monthly massage (or another service like a beauty treatment) and additional perks like a $10 guest pass. A quick look at their massage menu and you’ll notice that they have a diverse set of massages from pre-natal to sports massages. The Magnificent Seven takes massage therapy a step above with a Swedish and deep tissue massage, reflexology, essential oils, and a guided meditation to balance your chakra energy centers. We can only imagine the Zen-like state you’ll be in with the Glow Getter, a full-body massage under the warm rain of a Vichy shower.
There’s a reason why people like small businesses—their service is more personal—and that’s exactly why you’ll like Oxford Massage Studio. This one-woman shop dedicates the entire service to customers in a single room in a shopping center in Lakewood. Randi Oxford is the owner and massage therapist at Oxford Massage and she offers all the basics: hot stone massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Swedish massage, and pre-natal massage. But she takes the massage game a step further with myofascial release massages, neuromuscular therapy to help with chronic pain, a Lymphatic Drainage Massage to improve your immunity, and even massages for TMJ! Don’t forget to check out her seasonal massage like the Massagarita—a margarita-themed massage that comes frozen (Biofreeze and lime oils), with salt (body scrub), or on the rocks (hot stone treatment).