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 Vital Steps of At-Home Skincare

Sabrina Spa Notes, Technician Bio
Hey lovely humans, one of my favorite parts of owning Sanctuary SpaJill Pickett is being able to learn from all of our amazing therapists. This week, I set some time aside to chat with Jill. I love her passion for esthetics and her story about how she entered into this field. Of course, I always soak up every drop of knowledge about which Rhonda Allison products I should be using at home! I’m so excited to share her story with you, so y’all can learn more about her!

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 >

Sanctuary Spa Re-Opening Sanitation and Hygiene Standards

Sabrina Spa Notes

Sanctuary Spa is now offering facials, waxing, massage, nano brow, nano lip and yoni steam services in addition to selling retail products online for curbside pickup or shipping. We are not offering hydrotherapy services at this time.

Sanctuary Spa consistently maintains a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Given the current COV-ID 19 pandemic, we have reevaluated every aspect of sanitation to ensure the safety of our team and guests.

Below covers our requirements and guidance for effectively sanitizing and disinfecting our spa and interactions between employees and guests to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, as much as possible. All employees coming back to work have signed off on the below commitments.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa Temporarily Closed – How You Can Help

Sabrina Spa Notes

We hope all of you, our guests, are doing well. We are all experiencing this challenging, unknown time, but we are all in it together. We have faith in our community to make our way through and past this time, coming out stronger on the other side.

We encourage you to continue supporting small and local businesses, if you have the means.

A few options for you to help our spa:

  1. Schedule your services for after April 4th
  2. Buy gift certificates or products
  3. Contribute to our Employee Fund

       1. Schedule your services for after April 4th

Our team is ready and excited to provide amazing services. To lift spirits and have plenty to look forward to, we’d love to see a full schedule for when we are able to open again. At this time, we are filling the schedule starting April 4th. We will be in heavy communication with all of our guests, especially as service dates are approaching. If either of us need to make adjustments to the schedule date and time, we’ll be happy to help.   READ MORE >

Sanctuary Spa: Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Sabrina Spa Notes

The health and wellness of our guests and team is always our top priority at Sanctuary Spa. Our daily sanitation practices are in place to ensure safety with or without the threat of a virus. However, in the upcoming days and weeks we intend to take extra measures to ensure a safe environment and wanted to provide an update on all we plan to do. Specific to the virus, we are following the World Health Organization and CDC for updates and directives, we urge you to do the same.

We appreciate if you have felt ill within the past 14 days or been in contact with someone who hasn’t been well, that you reschedule for a later date. For the safety of our other guests and our spa team, we ask that if you have traveled in the 14 days prior to your upcoming appointment or come in contact with someone who has traveled in the past 14 days, that you also consider reschedule for a later date.   READ MORE >

Summer Spa-cation!

Sabrina Spa Notes

A common topic of conversation as we come upon and dip into summertime is vacation, vacation, vacation. Where are you going? When are you going? How are you going? All of the things vacation! Even if you don’t have children, summertime just seems like a natural time to take a break. But what happens if you don’t have time to get away? Whether work, the kid’s schedules, or out of town visitors are keeping you from leaving Houston this summer, Sanctuary Spa has some great options for a spa-cation.   READ MORE >

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 >