The simple pleasure of a fabulous facial or tension-melting massage at a spa is never lost on us. But if you’ve ever had the feeling that pampering puts too much of a premium on “me” and too little on, well, “we,” then have we got the place for you.
Green Lotus Spa & Retreat minds a worldly perspective while delivering top-tier treatments, whether it’s a straightforward deep-tissue massage ($95 for 50 minutes) or the more esoteric lymphatic drainage therapy ($120 for 50 minutes). No matter what service you choose, the spa will arrange for a tree to be planted in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil in honor of your session.
Such environmental dedication starts outside with a wind-powered charging station for electric cars and is brought into the luxe haven, where the near-paperless company--intake forms are done via iPad, and business cards are printed on biodegradable paper embedded with wildflower seeds--will coordinate an array of primarily Eastern and Ayurvedic modalities.
The Shirodhara ($115), one of the spa’s most popular treatments, begins with a steady stream of warm oil on the forehead and scalp; by the end of the 50 minutes, you may find yourself in a deep meditative state.
Feeling good--and feeling good about the world--has never been a more blissful experience.
Green Lotus Spa & Retreat, 4447 N. Central Expressway, Dallas; 214-520-6560 or thegreenlotusspa.com