Sanctuary Spa Donates to Animal Justice League, Dog & Cat Rescue

Sabrina Spa Notes, Special Offers

Sanctuary Spa is excited to donate to Animal Justice League, a dog & cat rescue organization in Houston. Tipton, a rescue dog from Animal Justice LeagueFor the month of September, a percentage of every service or retail purchase will be donated to Animal Justice League. AJL has a place near and dear to my heart. 

In August of 2021, our family was ready to add a dog. We searched and looked at soooo many dogs! We came across our boy, Tipton (such a proper name), with this cute picture. During Tipton’s intake at the La Porte shelter, they noted his great attitude! They also noted that he had a mass on his leg. They recommended it be surgically removed and then examined.    READ MORE >

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 >

Facials & Massages on repeat!

Annie Neilson Service Spotlight, Spa Notes, Special Offers

I don’t know about you, but when I have a facial or massage on the books I always look forward to it… just knowing it’s there waiting for me is exciting! I feel like it helps me remember to keep up with my skin care at home, or do the stretches my Massage Therapist recommend to see if I can improve my mobility or tension! It’s a form of accountability and a form of self care, tell me I’m not alone!!

For many of us a monthly massage, or seasonal facial is a beautiful way to maintain you skin or relieve that work stress that builds up. However, there are times where we need to be seen more. Acne that all of a sudden flared up and is out of control, deep congestion that is building up at a rapid rate, a twinge in your neck that is causing serious issues, or maybe your wanting to treat those facial muscles deeply and avoid any cosmetic injections! These times, are exactly when you need a series of treatments from Sanctuary Spa.   READ MORE >

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 >

Kim’s Skincare Routine & Massage Tips

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Technician Bio

This week, I got to talk to one of the most knowledgeable people I know regarding massage and esthetics, Kim!!  Kim is our Senior Esthetician and Massage Therapist at Sanctuary Spa. We talked a bit about her Cidesco certification, (which is super amazing!!) what she does in her free time, and, of course her skincare routine, including what her fave products are right now.  Can’t wait for you guys to hear more about Kim!

Kim's Skincare RoutineSydney: So I know you have your Cidesco certification– which is kind of a big deal!! Can you tell me more about it and when/how you received it?   READ MORE >

Jill’s 3 Home Skincare Routine Tips

Sabrina Spa Notes, Technician Bio
Hey lovely humans, this week, I set some time aside to chat with Jill to talk skincare routine tidbits. One of my favorite parts of owning Sanctuary SpaJill, Sanctuary Spa Esthetician is being able to learn from all of our amazing therapists.  I love Jill’s passion for esthetics and her story about how she entered into this field. Of course, I always soak up every drop of knowledge about elevating my skincare routine. I’m so excited to share her story with you, so y’all can learn more about her! We decided to focus on our home skincare routine with Rhonda Allison products so you can stock up on great products.

Sabrina: Hi Jill! Thanks again for taking some time to share with our spa friends! When we decided to create a Rhonda Allison sale of 25% off all products, I knew I had to chat with you to get the best tips! However, let’s start with where you started – where did your passion for skin care begin? 

Jill: I’ve struggled with acne and other skin issues for most of my life which lead me to start researching skincare products. In time, I also studied ingredients and how they affect the skin. I’ve always loved trying new products and new services in the esthetics arena which is what really drives my passion. There are always new ingredients and treatments on the horizon so there is always something new to learn and experience.   READ MORE >

Fun with Tamara

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Technician Bio

I recently got to speak with Tamara, who’s absolutely the sweetest person ever, and is also an esthetician here at Sanctuary Spa! I learned so much about her in our chat. I’m excited to share with you guys. We talked about Tam’s favorite things. From working in this industry to what she does in her free time and her Knesko Skin product recommendations.

1. What’s your favorite part about working in this industry?

My favorite part is seeing guests’ confidence rise. When a guest and I find solutions and build regimens together. The result is not just youthful skin, but building their confidence and self esteem. I love helping people look and feel their best.   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 >

At Home Facial

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Spa Stories

Create Your Spa Day at Home

We’re big believers in the importance of self-care by going to the Spa ;). It’s especially important to follow through at home.  Having a skincare routine at home will ensure that you’re taking good care of your skin, and that your facial you received is maintained.  It also allows you to take a few minutes to yourself to decompress after a long day, or of course if you’re getting ready for the day.  The products that our estheticians use are available for purchase– which makes it so much easier to recreate your facial at home.  I personally have oily skin, so finding that perfect skincare routine has definitely been a challenge.  After many, many years of trial and error, I think I’m finally onto something!  To all of my oily-skinned ladies (and guys,) here are a few of my skincare steps that have benefited my skin and also my well being.   READ MORE >