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Our Complete Spa Guide for Hot Mamas-to-Be

posted August 16, 2019
As much talk as there is of the “glow” of pregnancy, the truth is that you’re probably not feeling your best these days. With a baby bump that’s more of a baby watermelon, swollen feet, morning sickness, back aches, and a surprise sprinkling of new hair cropping up in unwanted places, you probably feel more in need of a visit to the spa than ever. That’s why this is a perfect time to indulge in a much-needed and much-deserved pregna...
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Swedish vs. Deep Tissue Massage: What’s Your Massage Style?

posted August 14, 2019
There are so many reasons why people get massages. Whether it’s an athlete recovering from a sports injury, an office worker who hunches over a screen eight hours a day, or a busy mama who feels the strain from constantly lifting and carrying her kiddos, massages are a perfect way to heal the body from physical and emotional tension. And it doesn’t hurt that they feel downright amazing, too! Regardless of your background, we here at Viva Day Spa believe that everyone is entitled to self-care and should treat...
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Everything You Need to Know About Lip Filler

posted July 25, 2019
Woman puckering her lips for lip filler overview.
Maybe it was the first time you saw Angelina Jolie’s pillowy lips on the big screen. Maybe you like your lips the way they are but just want a little added definition to your Cupid’s bow. Or maybe you found out the hard way that plumping gloss just doesn’t work after all. (If only!) Regardless of what brought you here, we’re glad you’ve come. No more Google searches for “lip fillers near me....
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Your Everything Laser Hair Removal Guide

posted July 23, 2019
Legs in Pool
With an annual average of 228 days of sunshine, we Austinites spend the majority of our year in bathing suits — or shorts and short sleeves at the very least. And that means that if we want to keep our skin looking as smooth and silky as possible, we have a lot of upkeep to do. If you’re looking for an alternative to tedious shaving and costly, painful waxing, laser hair removal is going to be your new best friend.  So throw out those ra...
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Viva’s Ultimate Summer Skin Care Guide

posted July 11, 2019
woman in pool
Good news — summer is officially here! Time for lazy days at the pool, grilling for dinner, and frosé with (almost) every meal. In other words, total paradise, right? Well, for the most part. But with summer comes the heat, and it’s especially fierce here in the capital of Texas, where temperatures can spike to triple digits for months on end. And to our skin, all that heat and sun isn’t quite paradise. It’s not just the fact that ev...
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HydraFacial: The Skin Care Treatment You Need in Your Life

posted June 24, 2019
Woman receiving a HydraFacial treatment at Viva Day Spa in Austin.
If you’re a skin care addict like us, you’re always looking for the latest fix — and the HydraFacial is it! This treatment basically takes a lot of traditional facial services, like peels, microdermabrasion, cleansing, and moisturizing, and packs them all into one gentler mega-treatment in just 30 minutes! And if you’ve ever seen someone who just got a HydraFacial, you know that they really “glow” the distance.  Seriously, the re...
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What Mom Really Wants: Our Favorite Mother’s Day Spa Gifts

posted May 9, 2019
  Nobody works harder than moms. Not only do they literally give us life, but they’re our biggest supporters, tirelessly working to make our lives better. Whether it’s tucking the kids in at night or doling out sage life advice, moms are essentially the superheroes of the world. But all that superhero-ing gets tiring sometimes. Every once in a while, Mom needs to hang up her cape and enjoy some time off — and there’s no better way to do it than with a day at the spa.
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Valentine’s Day Spa Gift Ideas For Her, Him & Couples

posted January 20, 2018
Can't think of the right sweets for your sweetie this year?  We've done the thinking for you. Here's a stress-free selection of our best Valentine's Day gift ideas -- all healthy, almost calorie-free, and guaranteed to melt your honey's heart without melting your wallet. SPA GIFTS FOR HER What she wants most (aside from your love, of course) is the gift of calm and pampering. Choose from any one of these favorites for her:
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Viva Domain Is Dripping In Gold. Introducing Eli Halili Fine Jewelry.

posted October 17, 2016
Fine Jewelry from New York Designer Eli Halili. Available Now At Viva Day Spa Domain.
Adorn yourself or that someone special with a one-of-a kind, handcrafted piece from New York jewelry designer Eli Halili, available in Austin exclusively at Viva Day Spa Domain. Take a peek below, then come by and explore his complete collection.
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Viva Day Spa Domain Has Arrived

posted July 14, 2016
Our third location, Viva Day Spa Domain, is officially open in the buzzing Rock Rose entertainment district at the Domain Northside. This new, flagship location brings our award-winning, full-service menu of spa treatments — including signature spa packages,
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Viva’s Top 5 Spa Treatments for Summer!

posted July 18, 2014
At Viva, we offer a number of spa services designed with Austin’s sizzling summer heat and humidity in mind. Check out our Top 5 Treatments for Summer that will have you swimsuit season ready and leave your skin looking smooth and radiant! 1) Sugaring: A Sweet Alternative to Waxing Viva is one the few spas in Austin offering sugaring as a hair removal technique. Unlike waxing, sugaring is not hot and is easily removed with a wet towel since it’s a water-soluble substance made from honey...
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Thanks, Austin! Spreading The Love Through #VivaGives

posted January 29, 2014
#VivaGives to 3 Austin Charities
This past December, your generosity showed itself beautifully when you helped enrich 3 local charities with a total #VivaGives donation of $9,000! When we started the #VivaGives campaign at the end of Thanksgiving 2013, we had a hunch our clients would be likeminded when it came to giving back to our community.  So, for every gift certificate sold in...
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Giving Hope Through Austin Children’s Shelter: #VivaGives

posted December 17, 2013
This is the time of year that many of us think of family, friends, and the blessings that we have.  For Viva co-owner Laurie, it was especially important to think about giving hope to children and families that are in difficult circumstances. This is why she chose Austin Children's Shelter as our third December
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Keeping Austin Beautiful, Naturally: #VivaGives and The Nature Conservancy

posted December 17, 2013
There are some rare birds in Austin, which is what makes us all love this town.  But, did you know that Austin literally is home to two rare birds?  The Golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo, our feathered neighbors from the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve. When Viva co-owner Maya was thinking about a ...
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Adding Littles to Bigs thru #VivaGives: Big Brothers Big Sisters

posted December 10, 2013
Imagine if you could take just 3% of your day -- 43.2 minutes out of every 24 hours -- to be mindful of what’s most important to you.   When we announced the #VivaGives December campaign a few weeks ago, we were excited for the opportunity to help spread the love in Austin this holiday season.  But, it's also a chance to talk about volunteering throu...
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#VivaGives to 3 Austin Charities This December

posted December 2, 2013
Remember the Schoolhouse Rock song, "Three is a Magic Number"?  Okay, so maybe we're dating ourselves a little bit with that reference, but this December, the number 3 is ringing as true as 3 French hens to all of us here at Viva Day Spa. That's because, for the month of December, 3% of every Vi...
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Help Us Spread the Love in Austin in December

posted November 25, 2013
#VivaGives to 3 Austin Charities
As we move towards the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning and activities that go along with preparing for friends and family. There’s a reason why the words “hustle and bustle” and “hubbub” are often associated with this time of year. Imagine if you could take just 3% of your day -- 43.2 minutes out of every 24 hours -- to be mindful of what’s most important to you. Would you think of how big a turkey you need to buy to feed your Thanksgiving guests?  Or wo...
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Viva-licious Holiday Gift Guide:
Gifts For Him

posted November 25, 2013
Gifts for Him
Guys like to be babied.  It's a fact of manhood that usually only shows itself during cold and flu season. There's no need to wait. Make his hankering for happiness happen this holiday season with a man-sized portion of Viva Day Spa pampering for him. Choose an Instant Gift Certificate -- a convenient option you can print out immediately or send via email -- or our handsome Classic Gift Certificate! Here's the Viva 411 on hot holi...
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Gifts For Him"

Viva-licious Holiday Gift Guide:
Gifts for Them

posted November 25, 2013
Looking for something special for a couple, best friends, mom and daughter, or any two people you think would enjoy spending time together? You've come to the right place -- Viva Day Spa! Their spa experience can be shared together in our duet suite, or they can opt for the privacy of separate rooms. Choose an Instant Gift Certificate -- a convenient option you can print it out immediately or send via email -- or our gorgeous
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Gifts for Them"

Viva-licious Holiday Gift Guide:
Gifts For Her

posted November 24, 2013
Searching for the perfect gift for the lovely ladies in your life? Look no further. We've put together a list of Viva-licious gift certificate ideas for every girl on your gift list. From muscle-melting massages to pamperingly perfect spa packages, our award-winning treatments will make you a holiday gift-giving hero. (And guys, you just might even get lucky!) Choose an Instant Gift Certificate -- a convenient option you can print it out immediately or send via email, or our ...
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Gifts For Her"

Win Two 3-Day Passes To Weekend 2 Of Austin City Limits Music Festival

posted October 2, 2013
The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival starts this week, and we're super stoked to offer our amazing clients the chance to get in on the ACL action with a ticket giveaway of two 3-Day passes for Weekend 2 of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival! This will be Viva's fourth year running as the official day spa in the VIP Grove at 
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Thanks for Eight Incredible Years, Austin

posted June 4, 2013
Thanks for letting us pamper you for 7 sensational years!
It's telling that Shannon Mouser, one of Viva's co-owners, signs all of her emails with a quote from the Dalai Lama: "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." When Viva opened its doors on 35th Street back in June of 2005, we believed in a culture of caring. With eight employees, we were committed to providing our clients with a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience in an unpretentious setting. Eight years, 2 location...
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Thanks for 7 Sensational Years!

posted June 12, 2012
Thanks for letting us pamper you for 7 sensational years!
The seed of the idea for Viva was planted among three friends who hoped to create a warm, inviting and healing place for clients in Austin. Viva Day Spa opened it's doors on 35th Street on June 15, 2005 with eight employees, and the belief that a culture of caring starts with an exceptionally talented staff who - in turn - cater to the individual needs of clients. Seven years later - and one spa location bigger - Viva employs over 65 exceptional people
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Save on SkinCeutical’s Combo Solution for Redness & Rosacea

posted March 29, 2012
Save on SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer Combo
Did you know that over 45 million people are affected by rosacea? This chronic skin condition makes your face turn red, and may even cause swelling and acne-like skin sores. There is no cure, and prescription medications currently on the mark don't address flushing and redness symptoms very well. The good news is that there are several things you can do to neutralize redness caused by rosacea. Even better, we've hooked up with SkinCeuticals to offer you their Redness Neutralizer Combo pack at a ...
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Making Headlines at Viva Day Spa

posted March 18, 2012
Viva Day Spa In The News as Premier Day Spa in Austin
Viva Day Spa has been making news in all sorts of media over the past few weeks. Naturally, we're thrilled to have the attention. But more importantly, love the validation from the press that the spa experience we deliver is exactly what we intend it to be: client focused, high touch (no pun intended), and leaving guests wanting to come back for more. See for yourself what people are saying about Viva...
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Save on Gwyneth Paltrow’s SkinCeuticals Picks – Special Offer

posted March 3, 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow's SkinCeuticals Picks - Special Offer
Love her or not, Gwyneth Paltrow's skin is something to behold. Her winter skin secret? A magical trio of SkinCeuticals products: Hydrating B5 Gel, wrinkle-fighting A.G.E. Interrupter, and antioxidant CE Ferulic. Save on Gwyneth's SkinCeuticals Regime While supplies last, Viva Day Spa is offering all three of her favorite SkinCeutical's products and more for well under movie star prices. Purchase CE Ferulic, Hydrat...
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Viva Named 2011 Best Day Spa in Austin

posted February 18, 2012
Viva Day Spa named Best Spa in Austin in 2011 by The Austin Chronicle
Wow, we're absolutely thrilled to have been voted the Best Day Spa in Austin in 2011 in the Austin Chronicle's Reader's Poll! Viva Day Spa actually tied for this honor with Lake Austin Spa Resort, the beautiful destination spa located just outside of the city and the winner of this category for the last 9 years running. Needless to say, we're tickled pink to share the title with them for 2011. ...
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