Simple Skincare for the Modern Man

Annie Neilson At-Home Tips & DIY, Spa Notes
Sir Vital is Source Vital for Men

Sir Vital was formulated with the modern man in mind. They paid attention to every detail, addressing skin concerns, deep blue logo, naturally derived, with effective ingredients and woodsy, deep, warm, vibrant aromas that excite any man, or woman!

Taking the heart of Source Vital and tweaking ingredients, oils, and textures to suit specific Men’s needs. Ingrown hairs, variety of skin concerns like minimizing congestion or addressing acne, encouraging healthy radiant skin, and support skin as it ages are all goals of Sir Vital products.   READ MORE >

Winter Skin, Avoiding the Dryness!

Annie Neilson At-Home Tips & DIY
Source Vitál Algae Serums, featuring Jasmine, Rose, and Neroli.

As the wind brings in cold air, the sun sets earlier and darkness leads the evening, mornings become crisp and early; we adjust so many things in our world to meet this new season.

12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas

Sabrina At-Home Tips & DIY, Spa Notes
Spa at Home Relaxation Tower

Truly, gift giving is such a favorite thing of mine that I created this gift guide to help you! Gift ideas coming from contemplating who a person is … what they’d like  … what they need, but won’t buy for themselves … how they’ll look when they open their present … how they’ll feel about their new gift! These things make me happy. And in a time when I know I need some happy, and I know my friends, family, loved ones need some happy, I’m pretty excited about my gift ideas this year. I’ve been so excited that I have been stocking the spa with so many great gift options!   READ MORE >

Self-Care Tips with Tina

Annie Neilson At-Home Tips & DIY, Spa Notes

Tina is one of my all time favorite massage therapists, if you’ve ever had a massage with her, you know! She’s the kind of person that has the warmest energy that makes you feel so comfortable. I had the chance to dive a little deeper into some of Tina’s history with her move to Texas, Source Vital product preferences & her massage style, and even a glimpse into her personal side including how she practices and prioritizes self-care!

When you relocated from Louisiana did your skin/body experience any changes?   READ MORE >

Helpful Tips to Stay Balanced During COVID-19 Times

Sanctuary Spa At-Home Tips & DIY

In these challenging times, Sanctuary Spa’s Licensed Massage Therapist Eric would like to share a few tips to help us all through these challenging times:

Staying mentally stable.

With all that’s going on it’s very important to stay mentally stable. At this point, there is no time limit or guarantee when this crisis will end. Most of us are used to working and having a daily routine. A healthy productive positive routine keeps our minds occupied and gives us purpose and a sense of worth and peace. It’s essential that we keep positive and proactive, for it keeps our mind and spirit engaged and flowing. With the implementation of social distancing and modified work schedules, it’s easy to fall into depression anxiety and despair. Create your new routine balancing responsibilities and positivity.   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 >

Embracing Health During the Holiday Season: 4 Holistic Practices for the Season of Cheer

Sarah At-Home Tips & DIY ,

The holidays can be a fun-filled time to spend with friends and family at parties filled with sweets and other tasty goodies. With all the fun going on, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s important that you maintain your mental and physical health so you can best enjoy the holiday season!

Try these four tips to help you get the most out of your time with loved ones.

1) Be Mindful at Your Events

During the holidays, we really enjoy seeing loved ones we haven’t seen all year! To truly relish having these treasure people around you during the season, plan some fun, holiday-themed events for everyone! Be sure to focus on your friends and family so you can really appreciate the experiences.   READ MORE >

Prepping Your Skin for Winter Weather

Jenna At-Home Tips & DIY, Spa Notes , ,

Winter will be here before we know it! Although we don’t expect the temperatures to drop too much here in the Lone Star State, the seasonal change can still affect your skin. With a few adjustments to your skin care routine and some strategic spa treatments sprinkled in, you’ll be glowing all winter long.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

During the wintertime, we get a brief reprieve from heat and humidity. As the air becomes drier, so can our skin. In order to make up for this lack of additional moisture, it’s so important to make sure you’re adjusting your skin care regimen. If you’ve been using lighter moisturizers for the summer and fall, now is the time to opt for a richer cream. Don’t forget to protect your lips and hands as well, as these are often exposed to the elements. Invest in a nourishing lip balm and hand cream.   READ MORE >

Focus on Flexibility: 4 Reasons Your Body Will Thank You for Stretching

Jenna At-Home Tips & DIY ,

Sometimes we are lucky enough to cram in a workout during lunch hour, but stretching often gets pushed to the side when we’re crunched for time. When you really think about it, this seems so silly because stretching provides an almost instantaneous moment of bliss as the body gets a rush of blood and a feeling of stress and tension leaving the body. We believe stretching is almost as important in holistic wellness as mediation, good nutrition and sleep. Here are four reasons why it’s time to start incorporating stretching into your daily routine.   READ MORE >