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.
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.
AnnieEsthetician and Massage Therapist
Annie is a native Houstonian, who pours her heart into her clients. In 2011, she graduated from The Aveda Institute with her esthetic license and a passion for the industry. Returning to school, in 2013, Annie attended Avalon School of Massage. Annie is skilled in advanced facials, facial massage, all body waxing, body treatments, several modalities of massage and laser hair removal. She is extremely passionate about holistic practices and products. Her journey has been influenced by some amazing pioneers in skincare; Brea Gratia and Kim Chang, to name a few. Her journey at Sanctuary Spa began in 2013; and has been truly transforming for her. A few brief absences included a move to Wyoming in 2014, and the life changing birth of her precious daughter in 2017. Her love for Sanctuary Spa has never faded! She cares deeply about her clients and their entire experience. When Annie isn't at the spa; you can find her living her life to the fullest with her family.
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.
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!