Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcome to 2012!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a wonderful start to the new year!
We hope you had a great time over Christmas with your Family and Friends.
Tassie has put on some great weather for us - it's finally feeling a little like summer!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and we look forward to seeing you in at sanctum from next Tuesday the 10th of January onwards.
Get ready for a great year!

Annie and Jess

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Wishes from sanctum

Annie and Jess would like to wish everyone a wonderful, safe and joyous Christmas and New Years.
Thank you for the amazing support over the past twelve months and for letting us share a small part of your lives throughout the year.
We look forward to hearing your holidays tales in the new year.
Just a reminder that we are closed from Christmas Eve through till January 9th.
We are open with normal trading hours as of Tuesday 10th January.
We will be monitoring our telephone and emails so if you do need us, do feel free to get in touch.
All the best!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

In Store this Christmas

Just thought we would show a few of the Gift Ideas we have in store this Christmas at sanctum.
As well as our great Gift Voucher promotion, there is also a great range of 'Stocking Fillers' to help you finish off your Christmas shopping this year.
All our retail lines are Australian made and the majority are Tasmanian as well.  That's important to us.
With a busy week, client-wise, ahead of us, it may be wise to call ahead in case we are in treatments -  especially for Gift Voucher purchases - that way we can  make sure we are available to take care of your shopping needs.
Phone: 6333 8833
Mukti Organic Skin Care
Beatutiful Mosaic Pure Soy Candles

Husk Tea Pots, Cups and Herbal Tea Range

Assorted sizes of Pure Soy Candles
French Pear Olive Oil Soap (going fast!!)
Fragrant Reed Diffusers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Be rewarded this Christmas....

Imagine being rewarded just for doing your Christmas Shopping?
This December at sanctum, that's just what you can do!
By purchasing mutltiple Gift Vouchers from us this Christmas, you receive a Voucher to use for yourself on any treatment you choose!
Our beautifully presented Vouchers are a perfect gift for those special people who may not normally buy something for themselves or who are a challenge to pick just the right present for.
With a large range or therapeutic and luxurious treatments and services to choose from - your present buying headaches are a thing of the past!
Receive a complimentary Voucher valued at up to $100 just for doing your Christmas Shopping at sanctum.
See here for more information.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Opening Hours and Holidays at sanctum

Just to let everyone know, sanctum will be operating with normal tradings hours right through till Christmas Eve.
We still have some appointments available throughout next week and the few days before Christmas, but get in quick!
Our Gift Voucher promotion is proving popular and we will happily tailor a Voucher or package to suit.
To give Annie and Jess a break after a full year, sanctum will be closing from Christmas Day till the second week of January (25th December 2011 - 9th January 2012).
We are already taking bookings from Tuesday 10th January onwards - so do still call to make yours.
We will be forwarding the telephone and checking our emails every few days, so you are welcome to contact us and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Thank you for a great year!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December promotion at sanctum

At sanctum we think there are enough tough decisions to make this time of year.  So we decided to help by making at least some of them a little easier!
As well as our great gift ranges in store - by far the most popular gift this time of year is our beautifully boxed Gift Vouchers.
With all our Vouchers, sanctum includes a $5 Retail Voucher for the lucky recipient to spend on the day they come to enjoy their treatment - that's our gift to you.
Our beautiful, ribboned Gift Voucher boxes, mean that the Voucher looks like the gift it is meant to be as well.
It's an easy, thoughful and completely personalised gift from you to that special person.
With this in mind, when you purchase multiple Vouchers from us this month, receive a bonus Voucher for you to use for yourself!
2 Gift Vouchers
receive a bonus Voucher worth $20
3 Gift Vouchers
receive a bonus Voucher worth $40
4 Gift Vouchers
receive a bonus Voucher worth $60
5 Gift Vouchers
receive a bonus Voucher worth $70
6 Gift Vouchers
receive a bonus Voucher worth $100
(offer valid with a minimum value of $55 per Voucher)

Great Treatments...Great Value....and Great Savings to be had!
Contact us now for more information and to organise that perfect Gift this Christmas.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Three Hours....One Client....Pure Bliss!

On Thursday, the lovely Sophie, our lucky winner of last months 1st birthday promotion, came into sanctum for her epic 3.5 hour Spa Package!
We started with the deluxe 90 minute Hot Stone Treatment, took a break with a fresh fruit plate and juice, then moved onto the super cleansing Himalayan Full Body Exfoliation and Body Brushing, the delicious Chocolate Truffle Full Body Wrap and finished with our signature Aromatic Spa Facial.
Needless to say, Sophie floated out of sanctum and was even kind enough to give us a great plug on facebook.  Thanks Sophie!
"Launceston people - this is one massage therapist that I truly trust: Annie!
I just had an amazing 3 hour stint with her: hot stones that made me melt, scrubbed with a dry brush (awesome feeling!) and rubbed down with some salt (preparation for dinner, eh?!) followed by being painted in chocolate and ending on a delish facial... bliss. Check her out, Sanctum is amazing ♥"

We are thinking to make this half day package a regular offering on our menu - what do you think?

Amended Trading Times for the coming week

Due to outside teaching commitments next week - sanctum will be closed next Wednesday 30th November.
We will reopen with normal trading hours as of Thursday 1st December.
Do feel free to still call 6333 8833 and leave us a message or email us here and we will get back to you just as soon as we can.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sneak peek at Niche...

 Just thought would give everyone a sneak peek at some of the goodies we'll have on our stall next weekend at the Niche market.
Our in house range, red bamboo, is based on all things luscious and fragrant!  From our pure Soy Wax Candles to Goat Milk Soaps and Fragrant Soy Melts - come along and find your favourite fragrance for your favourite space.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Next Weekend and Tuesdays at sanctum

sanctum will be closed from 12 noon onwards Friday 18th November and all day Saturday 19th November due to our involvement in the upcoming St Giles Niche Market.
Our in house product range , red bamboo, is very proud to be a part of this popular designer market.  Even more so when we know that the proceeds go to a great cause with St Giles work with disabled Tasmanians and their families.
This Christmas market will be our largest yet with 60 stalls over 4 rooms.  We hope to see you all there for some brilliant gift ideas in a great atmosphere.

Also, with Tuesdays till mid December, with Annie's teaching commitments that day, sanctum won't open for treatments until after 3pm.  Do still feel free to call or email us and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

News from sanctum

Just a little amendment to our November promotion and some news.
The lovely Sam, who has been kind enough to spend some time with us over the past few months, has come to a decision to focus all her attentions on her own business.
This means that she has finished up with us at sanctum as of this week.
We wish her all the very best for her future and thank her for her time and effort while she was with us.
Our November promotion included a treatment with Sam as part of it and is now as follows:

With every 30 minute Massage or Facial Treatment booked with Jess
Receive an extra 15 minutes treatment time at no extra cost!
(we recommend you try Reflexology!!)
That's only $1 a minute!

Call us on 6333 8833 for more information or to make a booking now!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November promotion at sanctum

November is here!
Our days are getting longer, warmer and brighter.  It's a wonderful time to be in Tassie!
There's enough on our plates this time of year so we are keeping our promotion month nice and easy.

Book a 30 Minute Massage with Sam and receive a complimentary 15 minutes of Treatment time!
Book a 30 Minute Massage or Aromatic Spa Facial with Jess and receive a complimentary 15 minutes of Reflexology!

Great value at only $1 a minute!  Easy choice and easy to enjoy.
Book now at 6333 8833 or email us here for more information.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

And the Winner is............

The moment we know you've all been waiting for.....
The Winner of our October sanctum 1st Birthday Draw is.........

 (the names)

(hubbies Panama Hat comes in handy!)

(who could it be...?!)


Congratulations Sophie!  We will be in touch very soon to organise your prize - a 3.5 Hour Spa Package that includes:
A 90 Minute Hot Stone Treatment
Light Refreshments
A Full Body Himalayan Salt Exfoliation
A Full Body Wrap of your Choice
& a 30 Minute Aromatic Spa Facial

A very big 'Thank You' goes to everyone who came to help us celebrate last month - we are very proud to still be opening our doors to welcome you into our little space. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

back in business and rearing to go!

sanctum is now back to normal trading hours.
We are gearing up for this Thursday to have a little celebration for our One Year Anniversary!  Time has flown and we are so thrilled to still love walking through our door each day.
Do come and join in the celebrations with us this month - remember that all Clients who visit during October go into a draw to win a truly fabulous 3.5 hour Spa Package!!
More details here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Unintended Interruption....

Just a quick post to let you all know that sanctum will still have amended trading hours into next week (starting Monday 17th October).
What was intended to be a quick break before the busy Christmas period, has become forced bed rest with illness!
Both Sam and Jess are very kindly stepping in to help out where they can so that sanctum can continue to function in part.  Jess is available this Saturday 15th and Sam will be available Tuesday 18th, both by appointment.  The Aromatherapy Clinic scheduled for Wednesday 19th will go ahead as normal.
At this stage we hope to resume normal trading as of the coming Thursday 20th October - which happens to be our 1 Year Anniversary as well!
Do feel free to email here or to call and leave a message on 6333 8833 and one of us will get back to you just as soon as we can - otherwise our website here may help answer any Service Menu questions you might have.
So all going well, I will go from this
to this

very soon.
Thanks for your understanding and we trust that this causes no inconvenience.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Amended Trading Times for the coming week

Just letting everyone know, while Annie is away this coming week (10th-16th October), sanctum will be trading the following days.
Tuesday 11th - by appointment
Thursday 13th - by appointment
Saturday 15th - by appointment
We will resume our normal trading hours as of Tuesday 18th October.
Please still feel free to call us on 6333 8833 or visit our website here for information and appointments.

Friday, September 30, 2011

sanctum celebrates our first birthday!

Come the 20th of October we are so very pleased to celebrating sanctum's very first birthday!!!
It is hard to believe that 12 months have gone by - it feels like it was only yesterday that we opened our doors.
Looking back it has been a big journey - one that we have thoroughly enjoyed. 
We are growing and evolving, changing and moving ahead.
And none of this would have been possible without the support of our wonderful Clients and the small, dedicated Team we have been blessed with.
As for me, I still genuinely love walking through the door every morning and I give sanctum a pat on the wall and a "sleep tight" every night.
Our challenge for October, was how to best celebrate this anniversary?
In the end, we decided to keep it simple......

Every Client who visits us during the month of October will go into a draw to win a 3.5 hour Spa Package - this includes:
a 90 minute Hot Stone Treatment, light Refreshments, a Full Body Exfoliation & Body Wrap and an Aromatic Spa Facial 
Refer a new Client to us and receive a further 2 entries into the draw! 
Make sure they let us know who referred them.
Do help us celebrate this milestone for our little business!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Therapist Clinic - Aromatherapy

Sandra Cahill is a local Therapist who is looking to complete her qualifications in Aromatherapy.  To do so, she needs to fulfil a certain amount of Clinic Hours in order to be signed off.  Here at sanctum that's just what we are trying to help her achieve.
We love our industry - and because we do, we look for ways to give back to it in some way.  One big way we do this is with training.  Training means that we are giving our Therapists the best chance to grow and improve their skills (and careers) and our Clients benefit as well, by being cared for by passionate, skilled and knowlegeable Therapists.
Sandra wasn't known to us before she asked for our help with her Clinic Hours - but we saw an opportunity to help someone in our industry get a foot in the door.
Sandra's challenge was finding a clinic that could take on a student as well as employ another Therapist with Aromatherapy Qualifications.
Luckily, she found us!
Over the next few months we will be offering a truly great value deal with Sandra.
If you have ever wondered about Aromatherapy - a term that is thrown about quite readily nowdays - then this is the best opportunity that you will ever get to experience this holistic therapy.
For only $25 you will receive:
A 15 minute Client Consultation
A 60 minute Full Body Aromatherapy Massage Treatment
A personalised blend of Essential Oils to take home

Help us help Sandra onto the next stage of her career!
Call now on 6333 8833 or email us here, to make an appointment or for more information on dates and times.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thank you and a Closing Date for sanctum

Thank you to all the very lovely ladies who took advantage of our Flash Sale on Thursday.  Feedback was very positive and we hope that you all loved how your skin felt after our Aromatic Spa Facials with Jess.
Actually, to be honest, you were helping us out by taking advantage of the sale.
With our inhouse training for all our different treatments and services, we like to give our Therapists some good hands on experience before we start booking them up.  Jess got to hone her skills and is now looking forward to her next Facial Client!
The next Flash Sale won't be far away so keep an eye out!  We're thinking Reflexology this time!!

sanctum will be closed this Saturday 24th due to outside Teaching commitments.  We will reopen as normal as of Tuesday 27th with Sam at the helm.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FLASH SALE @ sanctum

Don't Miss Out!!

This Thursday 22nd September, sanctum will be offering a great deal for our Clients.

Enjoy our 30 minute Aromatic Spa Facial with Jess
for only $25!!
(that's a very big saving!)
This includes a full cleanse, exfoliation, masque application, facial massage and care creams

Contact us now for more information or to make an appointment.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Product Focus - Husk

Husk has been a favourite for us since way back in 2005. 
While building a Day Spa for Fernwood Womens Health Club just outside of Brisbane, we brought this range of tea's and homewares on board in the retail section.  So when we were creating sanctum and were looking at the ranges we'd like to sell, we knew just where to start!
Husk is an Australian Company based in Melbourne. 
They are quite well known for their stunning shopfronts (like here and here) and earthy, eco-savvy ranges of clothing and homewares.
At sanctum we chose to stock their lovely range of herbal teas (which we offer each Client after their treatments with us) and a selection of their hand turned ceramics.
Our current selection of tea includes:
lemon scented tea tree with hawthorn berries - fresh, uplifting and very tasty!
liquorice, peppermint and chamomile - bright, easy on the tummy and with just a hint of sweetness thanks to the liquorice
lavender, chamomile and hawthorn berries - relaxing, soothing and just right for before bed time for a great nights sleep
cinnamon, cloves, lychee berries, cardamon, ginger, purple marshmallow flowers and lemon balm - lots to love in this warming, herbaceous blend - great hot or cold
Green Lapacho
a smooth blend of green tea with a hint of vanilla
These are available in either a 50g tea box or a herbal tea multipack that is great value with five different teas plus an infuser.
To make tea time even better we also have available a selection of beautiful tea pots and tea cups.  These are made by a ceramicist for Husk and are truly beautiful to look and and to use.
So think of Husk, next time you are thinking of your next 'cuppa' or visiting us here at sanctum.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Things are afoot at sanctum....

As of the 13th of September, we will have a new face for our sanctum team.

Samantha comes to us with a background as Physiotherapy Aide for many years before she gained her Diploma in Remedial Therapies.  She has continued her association with Physiotherapy Practices even after her move to Launceston, as it combines her passion for Massage Therapy and injury management.

For now, Samantha will be available Tuesdays and can offer the following range of Massage Treatments:
Remedial and Sports
Health Fund Rebates are also available with Remedial Treatments

We are very pleased to be able to introduce her to our Team and our Clients - we hope she will enjoy her time with us.
Samantha has a good strong style of Massage that will be a welcome relief to any aching muscles or tension you might have.
To celebrate our newest Team Member we are offering the following special throughout September:
Book a 60 Minute Massage with Samantha
receive a 20% Voucher for a future Massage Treatment
Due to outside Teaching commitments from mid September through to December, Annies' availability on Tuesdays will be restricted and so Samantha will be available for our Clients on those days.
For more information or to make a booking, contact us now.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Boutique Market wrap up

Yesterday was a good day for Market goers in Hobart.
The weather played nice and there was a great variety at the first ever Boutique Markets at the Hobart Function Centre on the waterfront.
A range of stalls selling wares from beautifully crafted jewellery, way-too-tempting cupcakes, childrens and baby goods, home wares and of course, our own red bamboo label with soaps, candles and melts.
The second market is planned for the 6th November - we have been invited back and we'd love to be part of this very well run market again.
Just a few shots from the day.
From top to bottom: red bamboo candles with a lovely back drop of Hobarts marina; adore u jewellery; luscious li'l cupcakes; nigh nigh & Bubble and the Pin shared stall; Marley & Lockyer; What Katie Did Next