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.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.
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 client leave feeling happy, healthy and loved!
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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
While Carola was not born in Texas, she made 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!
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.
Rashida is a native New Yorker schooled in Writing, Literature and Publishing at Boston's 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 caring for the experience of every guest that visits. She also provides the Yoni Steam service and has done considerable research on the benefits. She is committed to optimal living and guiding others who desire the same.
Mandy was born in Colorado, raised in Texas! She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors of Science degree. She has been in the medical field for the past 7 years and recently made the transition to holistic healing and health. Along with a career change, she also adopted meditation and yoga as a means of healing her own spirit and soul. She loves being outdoors, traveling and is an adrenaline junkie!
Evan 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 where he is now participating in the Premier Esthetics program. He anticipates growing further with the spa once he attains his esthetics certification.