At Sanctuary Spa we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible services for every guest we encounter. The starting point is ensuring we have highly qualified and skilled team members who care about each and every guest. Each technician at Sanctuary Spa is licensed and certified according to industry standard. We also strongly believe in continued education and support our team in these endeavors. Each of our technicians provide a consultative approach to evaluate your health history, challenges and lifestyle to ensure we provide the ultimate service that is right for you.
Jessica G.Licensed Lead Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Jessica feels truly blessed and honored to have the position of a caretaker. She pursued 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. She 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 her career 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.
KeiaraLicensed Lead Massage Therapist
Keiara’s lifelong passion for natural healing led her into the path of massage therapy. Her intuitive style of bodywork integrates training in several modalities including Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release and Pre/Post-Natal. Through compassionate and careful listening she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. She strives to make each session on her table meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation. Her favorite quote is, “Never look down on anyone, unless your helping them up.” -Jesse Jackson
CourtneyEyebrow Specialist, Licensed Senior Esthetician and Lead Hair Removal
Courtney is a licensed esthetician who found her love of spa culture and skin care while spending time in Indonesia. After moving to Houston in 2009, she graduated from the Aveda Institute of Esthetics and decided to further her education by attending the prestigious Phi Academy. During the course of her Microblading training, Courtney excelled in the precision hair strokes and shading necessary to create gorgeous eyebrows! She plans to continue her education in an RN program.
AnnieLicensed Senior Esthetician 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, and several modalities of massage. She is extremely passionate about holistic practices and products. Her journey has been influenced by some amazing pioneers in skincare, including Brea Gratia and Kim Chang. 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.
KimLicensed Senior Esthetician and Massage Therapist
As a well motivated Esthetician and Licensed Massage Therapist, she feels blessed to have the pleasure of making people feel beautiful, confident and relaxed from the inside out. She is a native of the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. 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.
RudyLicensed Senior Massage Therapist
Rudy Medina has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10 years. He received his training at Memorial Hermann Massage & Spa Therapy School. In 2010 he acquired his license to teach Massage Therapy and presently teaches at the first internationally accredited CIDESCO School in the United States. His passion of the massage and spa profession has led him to continuously learn and adapt new techniques and services to enhance mind, body and spirit. Whether its pain or stress that has brought you into the spa, Rudy tailors your visit to best accommodate your needs.
Jill is a licensed esthetician that graduated from Ogle Hair, Skin and Nails at the top of her class. She is very passionate about skincare which came from dealing with her own skin issues. This gives her great insight and empathy for those struggling with their own skincare concerns. She loves to continually research new products, ingredients and cutting-edge modalities and how they work on the human body to heal and correct the skin. She strives to help her clients treat, relax, and heal by incorporating self-care into their busy schedules. Her goal is for her clients to leave happy and refreshed with a better knowledge of how to care for their skin. She develops a professional relationship with her clients on their skincare journey. When not working or researching she loves to travel, attend live concerts and spend time with close friends and family.
CarolaLicensed Massage Therapist
While Carola was not born in Texas, she made it here – as the proverbial saying goes - “As fast as she could”. Having spent most of her career in the corporate world, she was looking for something more fulfilling, and Massage Therapy “found” her. A graduate of Avalon School of Massage, she delivers a custom-tailored massage for each client, depending on each person’s need, incorporating a holistic approach to relieve the stresses of everyday life. Her techniques include deep tissue, pre and postnatal massage, stretching, and aromatherapy, among others. She enjoys knowing that she has helped someone feel truly rejuvenated in a relaxing and nurturing environment – a true Sanctuary!
Latonya, a licensed esthetician, is very passionate about skincare. She has had issues with her own skin. Her journey to care and love her own skin has led her into this industry where she thrives on helping people reach their own skincare goals. She graduated from The Ogle School and has taken many continuing education courses. She is a strong believer in education and lives to gain as much knowledge as she can. She pours her heart into each guest, helping them understand their skin, treating their skin to reveal great results, and educating them about the right home care regimen. She is skilled at customized facials, body waxing and treating multicultural skin. When she is not working, she is enjoying life with her two sons that she loves so much.
KristenLicensed Massage Therapist
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 each guest leave feeling happy, healthy and loved! Kristen is pursuing her passion for helping children by working at THINK Neurology for Kids. She see guests at Sanctuary Spa every other week.
EvanLicensed Junior Esthetician
Evan is licensed junior esthetician. He is a New Orleans native with a degree in psychology from Texas Christian University. He has experience working with adolescents in Autism clinics and psychiatric hospitals. After exploring the avenues of psychology, Evan realized that he enjoyed helping and nurturing others, but wanted to do so in a different context. It was then he became aware that his longtime love of skin care could benefit others and bring personal fulfillment. He moved to Houston to attend the Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Massage in their Premier Esthetics program.
It's always nice be greeted with a smiling face. You'll get more than that with our personable and amazing guest services team. They'll assist you with getting your appointment booked and your questions answered. They'll help you get settled in our relaxation lounge and pour you a nice chamomile tea. Plus, they'll get you checked out and on your way as you float on cloud 9.
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!
Isabel, a native Houstonian, loves animals and the spa life. Her menagerie keeps her busy with walks, playtime and cuddles. At Sanctuary Spa, Isabel is our Senior Guest Care Associate. She enjoys caring for the experience of every guest that visits and providing the Yoni Steam service.
Kimberly Bady has a diverse background in holistic healing. For many years Kimberly has worked with women as a Women’s Healing Arts Educator and Leader, focusing on womb and yoni health. Kimberly is currently a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has a passion to support others in making lifestyle changes to manage stress for healthier and more sustainable living.
Regina, a freelance writer who has written for local and national publications, recently moved back to Houston from New York City. While in NYC, she worked for nonprofits and received an RYT-200 Yoga Certificate, focusing on vinyasa and pranayama (breath control) through meditation. She loves learning about holistic healing through various channels, in and out of the spa.