Nicole is a native Houstonian, who departed Houston for a short time, to pursue her BBA and MBA at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. During this time, she took on a number of consulting projects in the community, in order to gain business experience. When she made her way back to Houston, Nicole gained professional experience working in the Oil and Gas industry, as well as managing a large legal operation, before finding her true passion, health and wellness. She worked for a year at a local holistic wellness center in Houston, where she loved being able to help clients achieve their optimal health and wellness goals utilizing modalities centered on the body, mind and spirit. Today, Nicole is dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for Sanctuary’s clients, members and team members that elevates their time at the spa and provides them with a true therapeutic “getaway”. Nicole’s enthusiasm for this role is based on her love for the industry, excellent customer service, her business background and an authentic care and concern for Sanctuary clients and staff. She believes that a big part of the culture at Sanctuary is inclusive of our knowledgeable and skilled technicians and their accountability to the success and growth of the company. Nicole’s passion for holistic wellness and a natural lifestyle are what initially attracted her to Sanctuary Spa. Nicole started out as a customer, where she fell in love with Sanctuary’s ambiance, professional staff and luxurious services. An avid spa-goer, she enjoys Sanctuary Spa’s Akasuri scrub, the Vichy shower and the Yoni steam services. Nicole’s core values center on an increased mindfulness of nutrition and the products she choose to use on her body. Part of the allure in initially visiting Sanctuary was their use of natural products, both within the services they offer and in their retail product line as well.
Each technician at Sanctuary Spa is licensed and certified according to industry standard. We evaluate your health history, challenges and lifestyle to ensure we provide the ultimate service that is right for you.
Although originally from Utah, Courtney found her love for spa culture from living abroad in Jakarta, Indonesia throughout her youth. She ventured into her esthetics career from the Aveda Institute of Houston the summer of 2010 where she became experienced in both holistic and medical approaches to skin care. She specializes in advanced facial treatments as well as full body waxes, specifically the Brazilian. Her passion is to make sure her clients feel as comfortable as possible during their visit with her.
JessicaEsthetician and Massage Therapist
Jessica feels truly blessed and honored to have the position of a caretaker. She received her degree in public relations at Sam Houston State University because she knew communications was her strong suit. However, she wanted something more intimate in a world that desperately needs healing. She has always cared about her own skincare and is fascinated with the science of it. As far as the "body" goes, she has been surrounded by hard working individuals her whole life who have so many physical ailments and daily struggles. Where there is pain, she wants to help and where there is insecurity, she wants to encourage. She is dual licensed in both massage and skincare, and achieved both at a wonderful and highly acclaimed school in Houston, the Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics Massage. We live in very fast paced and busy times, times where we need more devotion for ourselves to rejuvenate and to restore so we can give back what we've put in. Her favorite part of this job is getting to know her clients and their lives, and growing with them as she helps them achieve their goals for their body, mind and spirit. She treats her clients as she would want to be treated- nurtured, loved and spoiled.
JonathanMassage Therapist and Esthetician
A native of Houston, TX and with over 3 years of massage experience Jonathan believes in a holistic approach. He believes that a massage needs to be therapeutic as well as relaxing in order for true healing to take place. He specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic stretching, and neck and shoulder related issues. He is an avid student of therapeutic uses for essential oil and aromatherapy and strives to bring all of this knowledge to the benefit of every client. Jonathan is also a recent graduate of The Aveda Institute, achieving his education in Esthetics to complement his massage license and aromatherapy certification.
Kristen is a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist from Long Island, New York. Her strong passion for massage therapy keeps her continuously educating herself in not only massage but the spa setting, too. She utilizes many therapeutic modalities and creates a customized massage for each individual depending on their needs. Appropriate pressure, intuition and fluidity will result in lower stress and tension in the body and mind. Incorporated in her work are techniques such as deep tissue, pre/post-natal, sports massage, stretching, energy work, and aromatherapy. It is truly a pleasure to see that each client leave feeling happy, healthy and loved!
AnaEsthetician and Massage Therapist
Ana is another one of our wonderful Dual Licensed therapists here at Sanctuary Spa. She originally hails from Orange, Texas, but has been a Houstonian for the last 20 years. Ana graduated from the highly acclaimed Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics and Massage in Houston. If you want a relaxing massage that will send you off to dreamland, then Ana is your therapist! She is also certified in prenatal massage, G-5, as well as all body scrubs and wraps. As an esthetician, she is certified in custom facials, microdermabrasion, oxygen infusion, microcurrent, and eyebrow/eyelash tinting. She has a genuine thirst for knowledge in her profession and is dedicated to creating the best experience for each of her clients.
KimEsthetician and Massage Therapist
As a well motivated Esthetician and LMT, she feels blessed to have the pleasure of making people feel beautiful, confident and relaxed from the inside out. She is a native from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. A few years ago, she moved to Texas to further her education and career in this amazing industry we call Beauty Therapy that she is truly so passionate about. She was eager to complete her International CIDESCO course with the premier Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics and Massage. She is proud to be a CIDESCO diplomat and share her knowledge, skills and techniques with the people who appreciate what Estheticians do. She believes in making her clients feel like a brand new person when they walk out of Sanctuary Spa.
It's always nice be greeted with a smiling face. You'll get more than that with our personable and amazing guest services staff. They'll assist you with getting your appointment booked and your questions answered. They'll help you get settled in our relaxation room and pour you a nice chamomile tea. Plus, they'll get you checked out and get you on your way as you float on cloud 9.
Rashida is a native New Yorker schooled in Boston in Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College. She has channeled her passion for natural living and serving others through immersive studies in holistic health and wellness. She has also received training in meditation and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). At Sanctuary Spa, Rashida is our Guest Care manager; she also provides the Yoni Steam, Contour Body Wraps, and leads the weekly Tuesday night meditation classes. She is committed to optimal living and guiding others who desire the same.
Dominique begin her journey of studying Ayurveda and women hormonal balance through nutrition, International self- care practices, and Yoni steaming seven years ago. She is currently enrolled at Southwest Healing Arts Institute where she is receiving a certification in Holistic Nutrition Wellness. At Sanctuary Spa, her passion is transferred into her daily roles as more than a front desk receptionist but a wealth of knowledge to clients who are looking to begin their new lifestyle practice of self-care and body love. When she is not sharing resources and information to our clients, she is enjoying traveling, hiking, family time and playing with several apothecary home remedies for fun.
Amanda Butler is a native Houstonian. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2008 with a major in Human Development and Family Studies. In the past, Amanda has worked with teens in crisis pregnancies as well as adolescents and their families in recovery. Today, she is a new mom who has truly come to love and appreciate the spa life! Yoga, clean eating, and meditation are just a few of the things Amanda does to keep her zen. She is a stand for truth, connection, empowerment and fun!
Samantha is an adventurer at heart with a passion for fitness, travel and learning. She has visited 16 countries and has cycled over 3,000 miles across the northern United States and Oregon coast. Her ongoing focus is to live her life in a way that inspires those around her to grow, allowing the pursuit of her interests to act as an example that inspires others to do the things that bring them joy and make them feel awake in life. At Sanctuary Spa, Samantha happily serves our guests by fulfilling their scheduling needs for relaxation, stress relief and personal care.