Celebrating our Founder, Brea Gratia

Sabrina Spa Notes

We couldn’t let our Anniversary and Women’s History Month go by without honoring one of the most fabulous women we know, Brea Gratia! Brea Gratia, Sanctuary FounderWe all know Brea started Sanctuary Spa based on an inspiration from a London trip. We wanted to know more and share with y’all, so we sent her a few questions. We imagined her sitting in one of her many beautiful cabins in the mountains of Asheville writing us these wonderful responses. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!

What has inspired you most throughout your career?   READ MORE >

Cheers to 35 Years with Guest Appreciation Week!

Sabrina Spa Notes, Special Offers

Sanctuary Spa is celebrating 35 years of business this month, and we want to share this special occasion with YOU as our honored guest! From March 17th – March 23rd join us at the spa for special offers, bonus prizes, and our stellar spa services!

Sunday, March 17th: Save 35% on Sabrina’s favorite services! March 17th also happens to be my birthday. Choose from one my favorite services and save 35% as my gift to you! Just mention the code: SABSFAVS

    • Sea Salt Scrub
    • Seaweed Wrap
    • 90 Minute Signature Massage
    • 75 Minute Brea’s Signature Restorative
    • 60 Minute Microcurrent

    Monday, March 18th: Pick your own Source Vitál essential oil roll on! Choose your favorite aromatherapy blend as a token of our appreciation.

    Tuesday, March 19th: Create your own succulent! Every guest can take home a pretty plant using materials provided by Sanctuary Spa.

    Wednesday, March 20th: Enjoy 35% savings on all products. That’s one percent for every year we’ve been in business!   READ MORE >

Celebrating the Power of Women All Month Long at Sanctuary Spa!

Sarah Spa Notes, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

March is officially known as Women’s History Month — dedicated to recognizing the success of women and their incredible contributions to society. At Sanctuary Spa, we believe women should feel empowered to lift each other up and celebrate ever day, not just the big wins, but also the small acts of courage that help define and shape our gender. In honor of this and our 35th anniversary coming up, we’d also like to announce that 3% of our sales in the month of March will be donated to Dress for Success Houston.   READ MORE >

Kim Bady’s Journey to the Houston Marathon

Sabrina Spa Notes, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

The Chevron Houston Marathon is a big deal! Since 1972, this run has been inspiring Houstonians to take on new challenges and bring awareness to causes that matter to them. I admire all of the great athletes (33,000 of them!) that train for months leading up to the marathon to finish this great race.

This year, our very own Kim Bady has trained extensively to participate in the 2019 Chevron Houston Half Marathon. Not only is she running, but she’s running for a reason. The Run for a Reason Charity Program works with 64 nonprofit organizations. Last year, they raised over $1.8M! We are so proud of her. I sat down with Kim to ask her a few questions about her journey and understand which charity she is supporting.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa’s Commitment to You in the New Year

Sabrina Spa Notes
2019 goals list with notebook, cup of coffee over wooden desk

Another year has passed, and as 2018 comes to close, we encourage you to reflect on lessons learned and your successes. Look back on the rewarding experiences and moments of incredible growth you encountered. The upcoming year is your chance to start fresh and renew your commitment to yourself – mind, body, and spirit. Self-care is at the center of your resolutions, and Sanctuary Spa is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

For a longtime, I refused to participate in the entire “New Year’s Resolution” game. I viewed it as a way to focus on all the things I did bad that led to creating all of these unachievable goals that I ended up breaking a month into the year and furthermore, didn’t even glance at for the rest of the year! In recent years though, I have circled back around to participating in setting these kinds of goals again, understanding that I want to be accountable to myself and always focus on being better today than I was yesterday.   READ MORE >

The Many Reasons Sanctuary Spa is Thankful

Sabrina Spa Notes, Spa Stories

November is a wonderful month to take pause, reflect on our lives and give thanks! At Sanctuary Spa we are thankful for a tremendous amount. Our family has a tradition I know a lot of families have for Thanksgiving, before eating our meal we go around the table and each person says what they are thankful for. We’d love to share some of what our spa family is thankful for this holiday season!

From our fantastic Eyebrow Specialist, Licensed Senior Esthetician & LeadCourtney, Eyebrow Specialist Hair Removal Courtney: 
I am grateful for my health (mental and physical), for my community of incredibly strong men and women who strive to be the best versions of themselves. I am grateful to have a career entirely focused on helping others feel better about themselves (and their brows). I am grateful for the unconditional love of my dogs and to know that kind of love and I am grateful for my strong relationship with my partner, his son and my family. I am also grateful for my work family and the endless opportunities I am given to grow.   READ MORE >

4 Great Reasons to Fall in Love with Sanctuary Spa

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Fall conjures up pumpkins, beautiful reds and golds in nature, and cool weather. Well, much of that is more in theory than reality. What we also get with the start of fall is this brief quiet period – after the craziness of summer vacations and school starts and before the madness of holiday visits, parties, and gifts. Sanctuary Spa invites you to capture this moment and Fall in Love with us…with feeling your best…with glowing skin….with beautiful brows…and a relaxed body!   READ MORE >

4 Tips for Your Best Bikini Wax

Jenna At-Home Tips & DIY, Service Spotlight, Spa Notes ,
Woman in Pink Bikini

Whether you’re coming in for a bikini wax for the first time or your 50th, we have a few tips for making sure you’re happy with your wax results!

Before getting to those tips, let’s start with some basic definitions. We’re often asked, what is the difference between the 3 types of bikini wax services? So let’s start there.

  • Bikini – we’ll remove only the hair that would be visible around you’re the outer edge of bikini/panty bottoms.
  • Bikini Extended – we’ll remove 1.5 to 2 inches more, including more towards the labia. You can let your esthetician know if you prefer to have the hair removed from your backside.
  • Brazilian – we’ll remove everything from front to back, leaving you completely bare. Chat with your esthetician if you’d like to leave what’s referred to as a “landing strip”


Now that we’re on the same page regarding the different waxing options and you’ll be able to book yourself the right service, let’s talk about preparing for your appointment. A little pre-spa prep can help you to get the best results.   READ MORE >

Back to School … Back to Spa

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Back and shoulder massage

August in Texas means 2 things to me → SO MUCH HEAT!! And Back to School! While there isn’t much to do about the heat (except escape it by staying indoors as much as possible or jump in the nearest pool) there is plenty to do to prepare for back to school … like have some back to spa time!!

Whether you’re a parent like me and have been running around all summer focused on which camp your kids are going to or figuring out the next vacation/staycation plans
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You’re a teacher (or superhero, as I like to a call you!) and have spent the summer either enjoying some classroom free days or tied up in yet another in-service or summer school,
– OR–
You’re a student about to return to the grind of classes and homework … please take this moment NOW and plan some spa time. Think of it as a little self-care escape to tend to your needs!   READ MORE >