Up Your Self Care with 5 Unique Wellness Experiences
updated march 2019
Self-care is everywhere these days, and we are here for it. Millennials are prioritizing these rituals in its various forms, even dedicating entire days around it (looking at you, self-care Sunday). And while the more typical routines of at-home face masks or a 30-minute stroll along White Rock Lake may satiate most, some Dallasites need a certain je ne sais quoi when searching for a new self-care experience. To help, here are the 5 most unique wellness experiences to try around DFW.
The Float Spot
Complete sensory deprivation. While this might sound a little freaky at first, the growing trend around salt-water float pods cannot be overlooked. Step into a spaceship-like pod filled with 2 to 3 feet of water and more than 300 pounds of Epsom salt. First timers usually choose to keep the lights on with light music playing, but regulars swear by the calming powers of floating in the pitch black and letting the mind wander. Relax into the next 30-60 minutes in a blissful state of meditation and come out refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the day.
4040 Legacy Dr. Suite 105, Frisco, TX (second location in Flower Mound) Website
CryoFacial at Cryo1one
Uptown or Preston Royal
Working up a sweat may be the opposite of your self-care journey, so let’s do a complete 180 with a CryoFacial at Cryo1one. You’ve likely heard of cryotherapy- those full-body chambers that expose you to -200-degree temps in the name of fitness and recovery. Now wellness experts have directed this technology to the face and neck in the name of skincare, promising increased collagen production, tighter skin and improved circulation. This anti-aging treatment doesn’t require any needles, downtime or recovery. The only thing you need to stand is the cold!
Multiple locations | Website
University Park | Preston Hollow
Stretching is one of those things we often overlook before and after a workout. But Stretch Zone says we’ve been putting the emphasis on the wrong thing. Their stretch practitioners work with you on various equipment to position, stabilize, isolate and manipulate your muscles to enable you to fully stretch and work not just on overall flexibility, but increase the quality and activity of your motions. They even claim that with proper stretching you can grow younger by improving posture and circulation. Sounds good to us!
8307 Preston Road, Dallas, TX | WEBSITE
Uptown | Plano
If getting the body moving is your version of self-care, City Surf Fitness is a fun, surf-inspired training class for those of us who are ready to live out our Blue Crush dreams. Their 35 or 50-minute group classes get you moving and balancing on a somewhat-stabilized surf board anchored to the ground. Incorporating surfing and strength training moves, you’ll work up a surf-worthy sweat that Kate Bosworth would be proud of.
2805 Allen St. Suite 113, Dallas, TX | Website
Diamond Energy Facial at The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Unique to the Ritz-Carlton Spa, this is one wellness experience you can’t get anywhere else. During the 50 minutes of pure spa heaven, the esthetician performs a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation before providing hydration therapy with anti-aging proprieties of real diamonds. Come out to reveal skin with increased luminosity, firmness and hydration, not to mention some downtime in one of the best spas in DFW. Can you say big diamond energy?