Spa Review: “A hidden gem on Lovers Lane” Five Hot Stones

“Home to the first Hiatus Spa + Retreat, we have a special place in our hearts for “Big D”. Our flagship location is nestled in Inwood Village at 5560 W. Lovers Lane, our original destination for relaxation offers seventeen private treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy room for glowing body treatments, a couple’s suite for two, and a nail therapy lounge designed for bliss.”

Hiatus Spa + Retreat

Located at Inwood Village

5560 W Lovers Lane Ste #250

Dallas, TX 75209

(214) 352 -4111

First Impressions:

Although it was not easy to find it turned out to be a great discovery afterwards. Hiatus Spa is located away from the street on the backside of the Lovers Lane mall shopping area. Upon entering you are mesmerized with all the Aveda products and want to look and study each one. The floor and décor are in the soothing green and brown/copper Aveda color scheme. A nice big table is there for you to sit and fill out the treatment profile (done the first time). Refreshing tea and iced lemon water is always present in the front and in the ‘relaxation lounge’. It can be quiet soothing and comfortable inside. No outside noise is heard. With it’s apropos name ‘hiatus’ means retreat, recess or take a break.

The treatment was:

Hiatus Massage with foot wash. It’s a customized massage with the Aveda aromas incorporating Swedish medium to deep tissue massage . It incorporates a foot wash (‘pedilavium’) which is a practice found in hospitality customs of ancient civilizations. I thought the whole experience was quite soothing and refreshing at the beginning and at the end I left invigorated.


Core services: massage, facials, body polish, wraps. The extras: hot stones (my favorite!), hydrotherapy (Hiatus has one of the few Vichy Shower treatment rooms in Dallas), steam canopy treatments and waxing.

More info:
H Circle club which is their membership plan to give you basic massage, facials or other services on a monthly basis. Two levels, platinum, gold and their newest one also includes up to four family members. Members receive special pricing for multiple visits and services. Please call or visit for further information.

Spa and wellness go together:

Hiatus Spa has a Master of Chinese Medicine for acupuncture and other complimentary therapies such as allergy elimination and Craniosacral . Keri is well known in the Dallas area for her expertise and longevity in the healing arts.

Soon to come:

They are expanding to include manicure and pedicure stations and a refurbishing of the men’s shower area.


Five Hot Stones for their clean zen-like ambiance, the excellent Aveda products, great management and staff and overall good pleasant experience. Kudos for being forward in reaching out via Social Media.

@MarktheSpaman lives in Dallas and is a principal at McKenney Spa and Wellness Consulting which works with many aspects of the spa and wellness industries. Mark’s quest and passion for spa and wellness began years ago when he worked with the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as an educational representative providing Complimentary and Integrative Medicine curriculums for Massage and Physical Therapist and other kinds of body and therapy workers. One of his favorite work assignments was the introduction of the Thai herbal ball/compress to the spa market at Mark can be found on Twitter @MarktheSpaman and other Social Media or and 972-415-4SPA in Dallas, Texas.

Five Hot Stones” is a rating system devised by @MarktheSpaman to indicate something special, worth going to and something of substance (Five Hot Stones) or (One Hot Stone) to stay away from.