Back to School … Back to Spa

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Back and shoulder massage

August in Texas means 2 things to me → SO MUCH HEAT!! And Back to School! While there isn’t much to do about the heat (except escape it by staying indoors as much as possible or jump in the nearest pool) there is plenty to do to prepare for back to school … like have some back to spa time!!

Whether you’re a parent like me and have been running around all summer focused on which camp your kids are going to or figuring out the next vacation/staycation plans
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You’re a teacher (or superhero, as I like to a call you!) and have spent the summer either enjoying some classroom free days or tied up in yet another in-service or summer school,
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You’re a student about to return to the grind of classes and homework … please take this moment NOW and plan some spa time. Think of it as a little self-care escape to tend to your needs![...]   READ MORE >

How to Spa – Sanctuary Spa Experts Reveal Their Favorite Treatments

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Tranquil Setting and Candles at Sanctuary Spa Houston

We all love insider tips, so we asked our team of spa professionals to share their favorite spa services at Sanctuary Spa Houston. From fabulous facials to therapeutic massage and even hair removal – there’s a little bit of everything here.

It helps that our talented technicians know Sanctuary Spa and our service menu front-to-back! Not only do they spend countless hours in our treatment rooms using the products and equipment with clients, but they also research the latest wellness techniques to improve their skills. And it’s all because we want you to have the best possible spa experience.[...]   READ MORE >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Our Holistic Approach

Sabrina Spa Notes

At Sanctuary Spa, we take a holistic approach to our spa practices. This means we take time to ensure the mind, body and soul are all cared for. We are committed to your well-being and seek to impart a truly therapeutic experience to each of our guests. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, stress reduction, release of tension, or simply relaxation, our unique approach will leave you not only looking your best, but feeling your best as well.

Our therapists soothe and heal, balance and enhance with progressive treatments and services that are inspired by natural plant and flower essences. While our team of seasoned experts help to ensure you’re receiving exceptional service and treatment, it is our principles that are vital to our unique approach.[...]   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 >