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 >

What to Do Before & After a Massage

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Make sure to stretch before and after massages

We often discuss the many wonderful benefits a massage can have on the body. From relaxed muscles to an overall reduction in stress and anxiety, the effects massage can have are truly incredible.

Part of ensuring that you get the most out of your massage and that you’re properly caring for your body, is taking the appropriate steps before and after your treatment. Here are some pointers on how to fully reap the benefits of your massage experience.

Before

Prepping prior to your massage is key. If you’re planning any rigorous workouts the day of your massage, we recommend doing them before your session. Massage helps to lengthen and loosen up the muscular system. Attempting to perform high-intensity activities immediately following a massage may increase your risk of injury. The ideal time to get a massage would be after a workout, to help soothe tired muscles.[...]   READ MORE >

How Often Should You Really Get a Massage?

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Ease Aches & Pains with a Massage at Sanctuary Spa Houston

While many save trips to the spa for special occasions, your overall health can benefit significantly from incorporating massage therapy into your health and wellness routine. From soothing chronic aches and pains, to speeding athletic recovery, the benefits of regular massage are plentiful. How often you should get a massage for optimal results depends on your lifestyle, as well as what you would like to accomplish through massage therapy.

Regular massage can help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Soothe chronic pain
  • Elevate athletic performance
  • Speed recovery time post injury/surgery

Stress Reduction

If you find that your stress levels are relatively low to mid-level, treating yourself to a massage once or twice a month should be sufficient for you to reap the benefits. Not only does massage calm the nervous system, but it helps increase blood and lymphatic circulation, improving your overall health. Those with physically taxing jobs or who work in high-stress environments should consider weekly massage sessions to help reduce stress.[...]   READ MORE >

How to Choose Your Massage

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Holistic Massage at Sanctuary Spa Houston

Whether you’re suffering from tight muscles, or you just need a little rest and relaxation, our massage treatments will help you unwind and renew your mind and body. Not sure what your body needs? We’re here to help!

A key part to a great spa experience is making sure you’re in the right hands. Therapists at Sanctuary Spa are expertly trained to understand body mechanics – how muscle pain is related to specific points on the body – as well as holistic massage practices.

There are many different types of massages, and selecting the technique that’s right for you can seem daunting. Our therapists use multiple massage techniques, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Lymphatic. Each massage session can be completely customized to your needs, so you may prefer a combination of these techniques.[...]   READ MORE >

Health Benefits of a Massage

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The Best Massage in Houston is at Sanctuary Spa

Who doesn’t love taking a step back from reality to enter the ultimate stage of serenity? Massages have always been a well-regarded method to take time out from the stressors in our daily lives. However, there is much more to massage therapy than meets the eye. Massage therapy not only brings us peace, but it includes a multitude of health benefits. Here are some ways we can truly benefit by integrating massage therapy into our regimen.

Counterbalance Postural Stress

Like much of America, our corporate jobs require us to sit at a desk most hours of the day. Hours of hovering over a desk can cause a perpetual hunch, wrecking our posture. Whether you sit at a desk most hours of the day or not, postural stress is extremely common. Massage therapy can help relieve pain associated with postural stress and improve posture over time.[...]   READ MORE >

6 Great Gift Ideas for the Spa-loving Mom

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Happy Mother's Day from Sanctuary Spa Houston

It's that time of year again. That time when you rack your brain to find something special and unique for Mother's Day. On top of that, you need a gift for your mom, your grandmother, maybe your wife, maybe even your mother-in-law. It can be a challenge. We understand. Well, maybe we can help a little. Here's a list of spa service and product ideas to make your search a little easier... READ MORE >>

7 Reasons Why You Should Experience Sanctuary Spa

Feeling tense and in much need of some revitalization? Well, Sanctuary Spa is the perfect destination for you. We design our nourishing spa practices with the goal that you leave rejuvenated and revived in mind, body, and spirit with our aromatherapeutic and holistic health approach.

Our Skilled TechniciansLuxurious Facials at Sanctuary Spa Houston

Each technician at Sanctuary Spa is licensed and certified according to industry standard and trained above and beyond industry norms. We evaluate your health history, challenges and lifestyle to ensure we provide the ultimate service that is right for you. Technicians are matched to your requested pressure level and esthetic needs.[...]   READ MORE >