7 Meaningful Ways to Take Care of Your Body After Travel

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Traveling comes with much excitement – staying up into the wee early hours to see a new city, experiencing new cultures, lifestyles, time zones, foods and fun. During our travels, we often push ourselves to the limit in our quest to experience and take in everything we can for the little time we are there. By the end of the trip, your body probably feels a bit drained. Help refuel and remedy your fatigued, post travel body with these holistic practices.

Hydrate

During and after travel, our body’s energy is used to the max, and we often come home feeling depleted. To combat the loss of energy, it’s important replenish fluids that were lost while traveling. Immediately upon return, it’s a good idea to drink lots of water to rehydrate and make your body feel better equipped for your transition back home.[...]   READ MORE >

How Often Should You Really Get a Massage?

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Ease Aches & Pains with a Massage at Sanctuary Spa Houston

While many save trips to the spa for special occasions, your overall health can benefit significantly from incorporating massage therapy into your health and wellness routine. From soothing chronic aches and pains, to speeding athletic recovery, the benefits of regular massage are plentiful. How often you should get a massage for optimal results depends on your lifestyle, as well as what you would like to accomplish through massage therapy.

Regular massage can help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Soothe chronic pain
  • Elevate athletic performance
  • Speed recovery time post injury/surgery

Stress Reduction

If you find that your stress levels are relatively low to mid-level, treating yourself to a massage once or twice a month should be sufficient for you to reap the benefits. Not only does massage calm the nervous system, but it helps increase blood and lymphatic circulation, improving your overall health. Those with physically taxing jobs or who work in high-stress environments should consider weekly massage sessions to help reduce stress.[...]   READ MORE >

6 Astounding Benefits Yoga Can Provide

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At Sanctuary Spa, we believe in holistic wellness practices and take an approach toward spa services that prioritizes your health. Incorporating holistic practices in multiple aspects of life engenders optimal health and wellness. Like many of our spa services, the holistic practice of yoga provides an opportunity to increase your overall wellness – what we value most here at Sanctuary Spa.

Yoga has been a physical, spiritual and mental practice throughout many cultures for thousands of years. The practice of yoga has adapted to various belief systems and techniques in its long evolution. There are many reasons why people practice yoga today. Whether it’s to embrace the physical body, enhance spiritual life, create a clear mental space, or any combination thereof, yoga offers indisputable health benefits.[...]   READ MORE >

How to Choose Your Massage

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Holistic Massage at Sanctuary Spa Houston

Whether you’re suffering from tight muscles, or you just need a little rest and relaxation, our massage treatments will help you unwind and renew your mind and body. Not sure what your body needs? We’re here to help!

A key part to a great spa experience is making sure you’re in the right hands. Therapists at Sanctuary Spa are expertly trained to understand body mechanics – how muscle pain is related to specific points on the body – as well as holistic massage practices.

There are many different types of massages, and selecting the technique that’s right for you can seem daunting. Our therapists use multiple massage techniques, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Lymphatic. Each massage session can be completely customized to your needs, so you may prefer a combination of these techniques.[...]   READ MORE >

The “Master” Brea Gratia Returns to Sanctuary Spa for 3-Day Training Course

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Brea Gratia joined us in Houston for Training.

Sanctuary Spa founder, Brea Gratia, was back in Houston last week to share her unique holistic approach to skin, body and hydrotherapy care with our team of estheticians and massage therapists.

Acting as a mentor and coach, Brea led our technicians through the journey of her remarkable 40 years in the spa industry and empowered them to create the most relaxing, beneficial spa experience imaginable.

The training began with a hands-on demonstration of Brea’s masterful facial techniques, treating our very own therapist, Ana, with a fabulous restorative facial.[...]   READ MORE >