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
– OR–
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 >

Is Electrolysis Right for Me?

Sarah Service Spotlight ,
Confident Woman Enjoys the Outdoors

Understanding the Benefits of Electrolysis for Unwanted Hair Removal

We’ll be the first to admit that people can be a little shy about talking about hair removal. Unwanted hair can create self-consciousness that can stop some from engaging in intimate relationships and keep others from expressing themselves. It is a very personal part of our grooming routine and we think it is important to remember it’s something that nearly everyone struggles with. And because many people don’t openly talk about it, most don’t understand all the options available when it comes to hair removal. In fact, most popular ideas of hair removal exist only in silly movie scenes or clichés, such as:[...]   READ MORE >

3 Skin Care Services Your Body Deserves During the Winter Months

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Care for Your Skin – Even When You’re Bundled Up

One of our favorite parts about winter is breaking out our cozy sweaters and winter accessories. Lush scarves, comfy cable knit, well-worn flannel – layering can be comfy and fashionable!

But while we love the comfort that wintertime brings, all that covering up often means that we neglect the skin and body care routine we use when it’s warm and sunny. This winter, give your skin some extra attention with these three treatments to ensure that it’s glowing and healthy!

LED Light Therapy

Eek! This treatment sounds way more technical and scary than it actually is! LED Light Therapy is a great add-on to your customized facial or an easy way to get results with a quick visit to the spa. Even better, it’s painless! The service basically feels like you’re laying out in the sun – but good for you![...]   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Wellness Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Experiences, not material things, are said to be the key to happiness. Sanctuary Spa can help you give your hard to shop for friends and loved ones an experience they will cherish. From a mini getaway at Sanctuary Spa to products that will care for the mind, body and soul, these gifts are sure to delight anyone on your shopping list.

Still looking for the perfect gifts for your everyone on your list? Use our Gift Guide to find the perfect gifts that also simplify your holiday shopping experience:

  • Hostess thank-you
  • Spa escape for the mom on the go
  • Recovery for the athlete in training
  • Zen time for the Yogi
  • Spa day for your spouse, mom, dad, or best friend
  • Stocking stuffers for beauty mavens
  • Product gift sets perfect for the jet-setters
  • Teacher appreciation

Don’t forget the most important person on your list, you! See something you like, it’s ok to give yourself a little something too! That’s what self-care is all about.[...]   READ MORE >