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Fall Spa Guide: Indulge in the Flavors of Fall

Published: 11/12/2012 by Meredith Davis

The dog days of summer have passed, but with high-degree heat and too much fun in the sun, they usually leave us with dry and damaged skin. The arrival of fall brings a fresh start, and there is no better place to repair your skin or revitalize your spirit than the spa.

Whether you want to indulge yourself in the flavors of fall or need to restore and rehydrate, these fall treatments are sure to deliver.

Signature Scrub, Wrap and Massage at AWAY Spa 
After a long, playful summer, it’s important to exfoliate, detox and rehydrate the skin. No one does detox better than W Austin, and with this signature treatment, you’ll replenish your body in no time. This service starts with a sugar scrub that softens the skin and awakens the senses, which is followed by a cocoon wrap and scalp massage, drawing toxins out of the body. The treatment wraps up with a 45-minute full-body massage, restoring moisture to your skin. 75 minutes, $185 at AWAY Spa

Café Au Chocolat at Hiatus Spa + Retreat 
For most of us, fall usually means getting back to the daily grind. In case you need to perk up, invigorate your skin with a double shot of organic coffee. This treatment begins with a full-body exfoliation featuring freshly ground coffee beans, raw chocolate and organic sugar to wake up tired and dull skin. You will then be treated to a massage using organic cocoa butter infused with cinnamon and vanilla to banish anxiety and tension, while following up with a revitalizing Green Science Eye Lift that will refresh your face, so you look as lively as you feel. 90 minutes, $195 for non-members and $118 or $128 for members at Hiatus Spa + Retreat

Pumpkin Body Wrap at Lake Austin Spa Resort 
Escape to one of Austin’s award-winning spas and indulge in the flavors of fall with a pumpkin body wrap. Your skin will be covered with a mineral-rich pumpkin, cinnamon and clove masque, then wrapped while you enjoy a face and scalp massage to absorb the therapeutic powers of the pumpkin. After a shower, you’ll be treated to a 70-minute massage with a pumpkin-rich body butter that includes a blend of shea, mango and cocoa butters, plus grapeseed, avocado, sesame and sweet almond oils. 110 minutes, $315 at Lake Austin Spa

Fall into Bliss Spa Package at Viva Day Spa 
After reviewing the spa packages at Viva Day Spa, I can see why they were voted “Best Spa Package” by Austin Monthly in 2011. This fall package is the ultimate in rejuvenation. It includes a sauna with cool peppermint towels and a one-hour massage with an orange-vanilla body wrap, followed by a hot herbal steam treatment and full-body dry brush exfoliation. The bliss continues with a mint scalp treatment and a warm cocoa butter hand treatment. This package is served with cool cucumbers for your eyes and a hot-spiced chai tea, topped off with a gift bag to take home for further enjoyment. 2 hours, $179 at Viva Day Spa

Fall into Relaxation at Spa Réveil 
Take a trip to the Domain for another full-service fall treatment. Complete with a steam bath, Vichy shower, massage and facial, this treatment will not disappoint. It begins with an exclusive Hammam (Turkish steam bath) with cool lavender towels for the ultimate in relaxation, followed by an espresso Vichy therapy to stimulate circulation in the skin. The Vichy therapy includes a soothing shower, followed by an espresso scrub with fragrant coffee blended with black olive, crushed almond, neroli, orange peel and lemon rind. After a warm rinse, the body is treated to a luxurious massage with hydrating lotion to relieve tension and nourish the skin. This package wraps up with a pumpkin enzyme facial to repair and hydrate the skin while targeting the signs of aging. 2 hours, $190 at Spa Réveil

Natural Spice Body Buff at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel 
Revitalize your skin and get glowing with an exfoliation body buff. Another scrumptious blend featuring almond, cinnamon and nutmeg is briskly applied all over the body, leaving the skin smooth and refreshed. For additional R&R, add this treatment to a full-body massage. 25 minutes, $95 at Four Seasons

Microdermabrasion with Pumpkin Enzyme Peel at Serenity Creek Med Spa 
For a facial exfoliation, you may opt for medical-grade microdermabrasion, which not only gets rid of dead skin cells, but also softens fine lines and wrinkles, decreases pore size and reduces the discoloration of skin due to sun damage. Following this service, you will be treated with a pumpkin enzyme peel with vitamin A, which is an anti-aging agent that helps protect, nourish and repair the skin. $69 at Serenity Creek Med Spa

Essential Massage Ritual with QUENCH at AZIZ Salon and Day Spa 
Escape from reality and rehydrate with this massage combo at AZIZ. Start by selecting your favorite ZENTS scent to accompany your treatment. Through the inhalation and application of pure oils, this relaxation massage restores and renews your well-being. Banish dry skin with the addition of QUENCH to your massage, an intensive balm of pure organic shea butter and nourishing coconut oil that offers deep conditioning and protection for the skin. 60 minutes, $120 at AZIZ Day Spa