Viva Is For Every Body
In 2005, Shannon Mouser, Maya Aroch and Laurie Aroch founded Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Austin with the belief that a premier day spa should provide the finest quality services and products in an environment that is inviting, relaxing, and — above all — unpretentious.
As a woman and locally-owned business, we’re dedicated to providing every client the individual attention and custom service you expect and deserve. Our spas deliver the utmost in relaxation and rejuvenation by utilizing both classic and the latest techniques in massage, facials & skin care, and other spa services.
Medical Expertise, Spa Atmosphere
In 2016, we expanded our service offerings to include a carefully curated menu of non-invasive med spa treatments. Our vision was to bring together the best of the spa and med spa worlds: nationally recognized medical aesthetics talent and expertise and the beautiful, relaxing spa experience that Austin has known and loved for the past 18 years.
Science Based & Organic Skin Care Products
We selected our primary skin care lines to ensure that our guests have a choice when it comes to the products used on their skin. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa is one of the top three SkinCeuticals flagship locations in the United States. We used SkinCeuticals professional skin care line backed by science for facials and skin care treatments, as well as for medical aesthetic services. Eminence Organics Skin Care is Viva’s other primary line of natural, Biodynamic skin care products for guests who prefer organic options.
Caring From The Inside Out
Your wellness experience at Viva is literally in the hands of our talented spa and med spa staff. We believe in nurturing our employees so that they, in turn, can deliver first-rate services to our guests. Internally, we refer to it as “caring from the inside out.” It’s one of the reasons Viva has been voted both Best Spa in Austin and Best Places To Work in Austin multiple years over.
Our incomparable staff, relaxing spa environs, and incredible clients make Viva Day Spa as distinct as Austin itself. Schedule an appointment at one of our three locations in Austin. Or send a deserving someone on a spa escape our way with a Viva Day Spa gift certificate today.
Meet Viva’s Founders
A premier spa and med spa experience requires an uncompromising commitment to first-class expertise and services, but it should also be a relaxing and unpretentious escape for its guests — a place where self-care and wellness are truly honored. As a people person and healer of the body, that’s exactly what Viva Day Spa + Med Spa co-founder Shannon does best.
Shannon has over 20 years of professional experience as a licensed massage therapist, winning personal distinction of Best Massage by Austin Monthly in 2004. Her hands-on expertise has informed the culture, methodology and protocols, and staff qualifications, helping Viva earn the distinction of Best Spa and Best Places To Work in Austin year over year.
Shannon co-founded the company in 2005 with her two best friends. She serves as the visionary for Viva’s treatment menu, curates the product and retail mix, and leads Viva’s culture and training. She’s a lover of great design, fashion and art, and she channels her creative juices into Viva’s unpretentious luxury style and decor — just take a look around next time you visit. In 2015, Shannon was named Big Sister of the Year in Central Texas by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her greatest joy in life is being a mom to her daughter, Sky.
Shannon’s Favorite Treatments
Shannon’s Favorite Skin Care Products
- Eminence Organic’s Stone Crop Cleansing Oil
- SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
- SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid 2:4:2 anti-aging cream
Behind every successful business, there’s an entrepreneur whose unparalleled drive and creative vision solves problems and propels the business forward. Here at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa, co-founder Maya Aroch is that person.
A materials engineer and inventor, Maya is a creator to her very core — and her impressively technical resume is proof. After graduating with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, Maya was a scientist in R&D at Kimberly-Clark Corporation for five years, and is the holder of five US patents. Her natural curiosity and technical know-how help her understand the fundamentals of whatever she’s working on — whether it’s testing lab materials or founding a new business.
Luckily, she left the materials lab behind in search of a more human-centric approach to problem-solving. Since helping launch Viva with her sister and best friend in 2005, Maya has lead the day-to-day business operations and finances of the multi-location company. She’s also mother to two amazing kids, an unabashed people person, and massage maven (practice what you preach!).
Maya’s Favorite Treatments
- Viva Vital Facial
- Viva Signature Massage
- Deluxe Pedicure
- Dysport Injections
- Laser Hair Removal (one of the top 5 decisions of her life!)
Maya’s Favorite Skin Care Products
As a licensed pharmacist, Laurie has a deep understanding of the physical and emotional benefits of good health and wellness. Her passions for entrepreneurship and taking care of people (and empowering them to take care of themselves) dovetailed when she joined her sister and best friend to found Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in 2005.
A graduate of the prestigious University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy program, Laurie found her way to Austin’s beloved Peoples RX Pharmacy. During her 15 years there, she became a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, studied herbal medicine with one of the leading experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, and developed an enthusiastic belief in holistic health.
Laurie’s vision for making holistic wellness for its guests first and foremost is central to the Viva experience. She oversees the med spa line of business, leads business strategy and growth planning, and heads up efforts to maintain Viva’s position at the forefront of the spa and med spa industries. A mompreneur with two kids, Laurie is also a skin care fanatic, and a big believer in extreme self-care.
Laurie’s Favorite Treatments
Laurie’s Favorite Skin Care Products
- SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF serum
- SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 sunscreen
- SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense
Viva Day Spa + Med Spa is honored and proud to be recognized as the top day spa in Austin, Texas. Over the past 16 years, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has been voted Best Spa in Austin, Best Massage in Austin (2021), Best Beauty Treatment Provider, and more. Visit our awards page for a complete list of honors and accolades.
As a locally-owned business, we’re proud to call Austin home and committed to giving back to our community. Interested in a Viva Day Spa donation? Visit our Donations page to submit your request.