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

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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

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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 >

Get to Know Your Sanctuary Spa Team

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Sanctuary Spa Massage Therapy

Sanctuary Spa offers a welcoming and healing escape for all of our guests. Our fabulous team of professional spa technicians are key. With expertise in massage therapy, esthetics, hydrotherapy and holistic healing practices, our experts are committed to providing excellent care and making each visit a mini retreat from your everyday life.

Our experience starts with listening to your needs and understanding the individual factors that are affecting your skin and body. By taking a consultative approach, we deliver treatments that provide ultimate benefits for you, the guest. Our technicians spend most of their time at the spa listening and helping others, but we thought it would be fun to turn the tables and hear from them.[...]   READ MORE >

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

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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 >

Self-care: Make Your Wellness a Priority this Fall

Jenna Spa Notes

From Glamour to Buzzfeed, Women’s Health to social media and your local news shows –  the term “self-care” is everywhere these days. But what is self-care, and how do you incorporate it into your routine? We all try to take care of ourselves, but how do we do it?

Put simply, self-care is any activity we engage in deliberately to nourish our physical, mental or emotional health. It sounds straightforward, but it’s something that can often be neglected when we become wrapped up in things like work, family or chores. Proper self-care can not only improve your mood and reduce anxiety, but it can help prevent burnout.[...]   READ MORE >

Expert Tips to Help You Care for Oily Skin

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Woman with Glowing Complexion

It seems like we always wish to have the type of skin opposite of what we were given. If you have dry skin, you are fed up with the feeling of tight skin and always needing to reapply moisturizer to keep your skin from looking dull and flaky. With oily skin, most fight acne and breakouts and long for the feeling of balanced skin. Needless to say, each skin type has its own challenges, but for us at the spa it is oily and acne-prone skin that has many of our guests struggling to find effective at-home treatments.[...]   READ MORE >

Relaxation Tips for the Extra Stressed

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“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ World Health Organization

Mental health usually takes a back seat to everything else in our busy lives. In an age where everyone is always connected and always moving, mental health issues fade into the background. We tend to focus much more on our physical and social health, and we don’t take a minute to think about our mental health. We are surrounded by stigmas about therapy and mental illnesses that make it even harder to acknowledge that sometimes we need to take a step back and focus on our mental state.

There are numerous events and situations that can take a toll on your psychological well-being, from stress at work to a traumatic event such as Hurricane Harvey. Although these are two very different situations, there are tactics you can use to ease psychological trauma and focus on your mental health in either case.[...]   READ MORE >

Supercharge your Health and Well-Being with These 5 Tips to Detox Your Body

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Remove Toxins for the Body for Holistic Wellness

These days it seems like everything has “toxins.” Non-organic produce, makeup, cleaning products, scented candles – the list goes on. While sometimes it may seem that dangerous chemicals are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce their effects on your health and well-being. Here are a few easy ways to detox your in your everyday.

Reduce Your Exposure

It seems like a no-brainer, but the first step to reducing the a

mount of toxins your body is taking in is to decrease your exposure. If you can, try switching to organic foods and drinks. Avoid using or purchasing products that are chemical laden, such as household cleaners and personal care items. Try DIYing your own cleaning solutions and begin phasing over to all-natural makeup, skincare and personal care products.[...]   READ MORE >

4 Hot Reasons to Love an Infusion Tub

Hydrotherapy Infusion Yub at Sanctuary Spa Houston

At Sanctuary Spa, our holistic approach to wellness is incorporated in all spa services, including our Infusion Tubs. Our Infusion Tubs are great for detox, stress, low immunity and general wellness. Your tub water is infused with nourishing seaweed, Dead Sea salts, and aromatic essential oils for your overall health.

Depending on what your body needs, you may choose from any one of our four specialized tubs. We hope this 25-minute service leaves you feeling luxurious and revitalized. Each tub variation has special settings that change the water flow and jets – designed specifically to best reap the benefits of each tub, as well as for where the therapy focus is. Your therapist will cater to you during your treatment, providing an icy compress for your forehead to ensure a refreshing and relaxing experience. This healing water tub provides a relaxing, floating sensation – your perfect escape.[...]   READ MORE >

5 Ways to Have the Best Spa Experience

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Visit Sanctuary Spa for an Escape

If you’re new to the spa, we understand not knowing what to expect or how to act can be a source of anxiety. Have no fear, we’re here to help! From tipping to proper attire, we’ve got you covered.

Punctuality

To ensure your spa experience is nothing less than totally relaxing, we recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you’re new to the spa, please allow 30 minutes to accommodate completion of your guest profile. Once your forms are complete, we welcome you to relax and have a snack or a drink in our meditation room. [...]   READ MORE >