CBD Health and Wellness Benefits

The next time you book an appointment for a massage, you may want to consider incorporating CBD hemp oil.   CBD (cannabidiol) has a myriad of health and wellness benefits that comes in several different forms. But when it comes to massages, CBD products fit perfectly. In fact, CBD topicals provide one of the easiest ways to […]

Hyaluronic Acid

  What is hyaluronic acid and should you use it? We offer two options a serum and a cream that can be purchased on our store online. We also offer a Hyaluronic facial, a perfect option for dehydrated skins and those looking for an anti-wrinkle option.   An intensely nourishing cream for dehydrated skin.Highly concentrated […]

Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Try our Refreshing Citrus Grapefruit Body scrub! Through a method known as cold-pressing, the oil is extracted from glands located in the peel of the grapefruit. Grapefruit essential oil has many properties that offer a variety of health benefits. Below are a few benefits of grapefruit essential oil. 1. May Suppress Appetite For those looking […]

Chi Benefits

How It Works The simple nature and passive aerobic movement may promote detoxification and healing. It oscillates from right to left or left to right, approximately 144 times per minute. In just 15 minutes it gives your body the equivalent benefit of 1½ hours of walking. It may firm your hips, thighs, and abdomen and often […]

PEMF InfraMat

This treatment is a great stand-alone service or an addition to a massage, facial or reflexology session. Call, email or book online here. What is PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field)? PEMF therapy is a natural form of wellness therapy that grants various types of health benefits to people who use it. If you receive PEMF therapy regularly, […]

Magnesium Benefits

We offer magnesium massages, and magnesium foot soaks in spa. With so much of our daily lives feeling out of control these days, it’s more important than ever right now to act on the things we can control – especially when it comes to our health and wellbeing. Now I don’t want to alarm you […]

Benefits of a Facial

Your Face is the first thing people see. By getting a facial & taking care of your skin you don’t just look good on the outside, but it makes you feel amazing on the inside too! Treating yourself to regular facials once every 4 to 6 weeks performed by an experienced esthetician provider can benefit […]

Immunity Boosters

It’s no surprise the global pandemic sparked an increased interest in improving immune health. Today, over half of Americans want to strengthen their immune system to live a long and healthy life—and a majority are also looking to wellness services or treatments to help. “65% Men and 67% Women are interested in trying/have tried new […]

Many of us exfoliate the skin on our faces regularly, but do you exfoliate the rest of your body?

All our body scrub services include dry brushing, check them out here. Our skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination. Skin that is clogged with toxins and dead cells cannot function properly because the toxins are not being eliminated. Dry skin brushing can provide numerous benefits, such as improved circulation, stimulating lymph drainage, […]

The deadly manifestation of chronic inflammation

“The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that some eight million people die from cancer each year. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, about 12.9 million people worldwide died from some form of cardiovascular disease in 2004. Cancer and heart disease, the deadly manifestation of chronic inflammation, are expected to remain as the leading […]

Why bathing is beneficial ?

Most of the time when we think of bathing, we picture it being a thing for kids. They get to enjoy playing, while also getting clean. When in reality, there are many beneficial reasons why as an adult you should start considering taking baths regularly. “Regardless of the temperature, the benefits of taking a bath have [...]

NEW Excellage Balm Cream

                          The science of Excellence, now in an ultra-nourishing texture HIGH NUTRITION – This ultra-cocooning texture is formulated with an optimized vegetal complex, composed of Jojoba, Mimosa and Sunflower, combined with the Nutrition excellence of Excellage, Camelia Oil and Vitamin PP. It intensely nourishes, […]

Ionic Detox Foot Bath

 Ionic Detox Foot Baths at Mon Sanctuaire Whether you are in good health and just want to feel extraordinary, or if you are currently suffering from chronic problems or an undiagnosed illness, regular foot detox sessions can improve your overall health and well being. When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, then […]

Organic Vanilla & Chai Spice Body Wrap

This wrap contains a gently warming and stimulating blend of exotic spice oils and sweet, sultry vanilla. Ginger, cardamom, black pepper and clove are mentally refreshing, while the warmth they generate supports circulation and detoxification, and soothes muscle and joint discomfort This decadent journey begins with a warm oil application to relax and soften the […]

Esthe-White System

Lightening your skin is great but improving the appearance of pigmentation and slowing down the signs of aging is even better ! The Esthe-White treatment helps to restore a uniform and radiant complexion. We suggest this treatment as a seasonal treatment, fall, winter and spring. While one treatment produces great results, a series of treatments and […]

Distance Healing

Distance Healing is not new, it has been practiced for centuries. Is it right for you? Distance healing is any form of healing energy/thoughts “sent” across time and space that is received and has a healing effect on the recipient. With this type of work, you do not have to be physically present to receive the […]

Institut Esthederm Cellular water

 Patented and inspired by the water in our skin. Cellular Water optmizies cell energy, helps to protect their youthfulness and enhances the effectiveness of all of our products.   Cellular Water is the main ingredient of Institut Esthederm formulas. This moisturizing anti-oxidant revitalizes skin thanks to its formula, which is enriched with hyaluronic acid. When applied before other […]

3 Meditations You Can Do in the Shower

I know I need to meditate and I want to but I just can’t find the time! Sound familiar? There are aps that make it easy to meditate but the trick is to use it, right? If this sounds like you read on. I think that meditation is one of the most powerful things that […]


What are the benefits of cupping ? The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. You can add cupping to […]

5 Foods to eat to get a nice summer glow.

These foods will enhance your tan and make your skin glow! You never think that something you eat will actually promote a healthy glow and prolong a tan but when you see the foods listed you will see why they do! READ MORE

Propolis will heal acne prone skin.

What is Propolis? Esthederm’s Propolis Line for acne prone skin. Propolis is a bee-produced substance with pronounced anti-inflammatory effects. Its potent anti viral and antibiotic properties are of great interest in the medical community, where it is being examined as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics or in some cases a partner to make them […]


If you haven’t heard about CBD Hemp oil yet you can be sure that you will soon! CBD is a safe, natural option for many aliments~ inflammation, pain relief, joint pain, headaches and on and on! We offer CBD Massage book your CBD massage now. Questions? contact us info@monsanctuaire.com This is a great newsletter that […]

Beet juice Benifits

This is one of those Wow moments for me..I had no idea about the benefits of beets..Even if you don’t like the taste or don’t know how to prepare them if you juice or eat them in salads they are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.  I encourage you to eat them every day […]

Chakra Balancing

Mon Sanctuaire offers  Ayurvedic Indian Massage the treatment includes Chakra balancing. If you are considering having the treatment or just need to find a way to relieve stress the link below will be very beneficial. I highly recommend taking time to listen to the mediation below you will at the least be profoundly relaxed! Try […]

Facial Scrub so Natural you can eat it

Yes its true you can actually make cookies out of this Facial Scrub. Ever heard of a Face Scrub that not only makes your face OH-SO-SMOOTH but also passes the purity test in your kitchen? Here’s a Face Scrub that’ll make your skin smooth, soft, glowing and is so pure that you can make cookies […]

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Our Health is our Wealth Craniosacral  therapy clears restrictions in the fascial tissues of the body. These are the soft tissue layers that are continuous throughout the whole body and envelop every organ, muscle and bone down to the individual cells. As a light, hands-on approach, CST harmonizes with the body’s natural hydraulic forces and movements, thus […]

Facial Fall Re-newal

As summer starts to wind down its the perfect time to have a facial and to make sure that your skin care routine will address your skin’s needs. Esthederm offers treatments for every skin type, the changing seasons and the decades of a woman’s life. Some facials are not appropriate during the summer months because […]

Common misconceptions about facial cleansers

After performing hundreds of facials I realized that there were conditions/complaints that I saw over and over that were caused by cleansers and facial scrubs. Often the cleanser choice is based on concerns about breakouts or wanting to ward off aging. In both cases, and for all skin types and conditions until hydration levels are […]

Frozen Shoulder 12 Ways to heal it.

Frozen Shoulder can cause intense pain, limited mobility, effect sleep and be difficult to heal. This is a good article with a holistic approach! 12 Ways to Heal a Frozen Shoulder                   Frozen shoulder is a very common occurrence in women between the ages of 40-60 years. […]

Benefits of Fascia release is it right for you

This is a great article about Fascia and the impact on our bodies when this sheath is disorganized. I always include Fascia release in my bodywork sessions because unless restrictions in the Fascia are addressed it is difficult to get relief that is lasting from a massage/bodywork session. Symptoms of restrictions: Headaches, muscle pain, neck […]

10 Bad Foods Which are Actually Good for you

I know there is so much advice about what to eat out there but this article is worth reading! How often have you heard that certain foods are bad for you? You know the type. All the food that people say is high in calories or high in fat, which secretly has the nutrition that […]

Reflexology for Arthritis

Reflexology is very effective in treating a number of issues, arthritis is one of them, this is a great article about reflexology and how it can help arthritis suffers.. Contact us to book your session call 703-751-0001 Arthritis can sometimes seem like a sentence, not a diagnosis. The pain, stiffness and swelling of your joints […]

What Are Cucumbers Good For?

  Great info about cucumbers..they are really good for you.. The health benefits of cucumber include vitamins C, A, K and B5, as well as manganese, potassium, and magnesium, endowing health benefits that fight inflammation and infection while helping to produce energy and support bone and heart strength. Read more Save Save Save Save Save […]

Skin care products.. are they safe

Every day we use products that we think are safe; but the truth is that most of these products are NOT safe – and manufacturers don’t have to tell us so. Ever since 1938 – when the FDA granted self-regulation to the cosmetics industry –  products can be marketed without government approval of ingredients, regardless of what tests […]

Magnesium Benefits During Pregnancy

This video offers a wealth of information about the benefits of magnesium during pregnancy. We offer magnesium massage, foot soaks and sell ancient minerals magnesium at the spa.


This is worth watching..if you care about where your food is coming from and how it is actually being processed! Watch video about GMOS AWARENESS GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different […]

Arthritis Remedy

If you are looking for safe pain relief, this article gives you a great Arthritis Remedy. From where did this unusual home remedy for curing arthritis orginigate? This is a really interesting article about how to massage your hands and arms, using a simple technique and a homemade oil. I used a lotion with magnesium […]

12 Ways to Release Fear and Anger To Heal Arthritis

This is a great article on how to heal arthritis. Dr. Northrop gives you great alternatives to traditional treatments, and talks about the underlying cause of arthritis pain. Check out the article here.

Best Gluten Free Breads

Found this article on Gluten free breads..if you love bread..but have a gluten allergy or Celiac disease this article may interest you! Click here for more information..        

Body Scrubs

Follow link to view our Body Scrub offer. Its one of our favorite services and its the perfect time of year to have a scrub. Prepare to be amazed! Body Scrubs

Kale salad

Found this great recipe for the super-food #kale salad. Kale Salad

Health Benefits of Fennel

Wow..I never knew that fennel was so beneficial to our health! The health benefits of fennel include relief from anemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, diarrhea, respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders, and its benefits regarding eye care. Fennel, which has the scientific name Foeniculum Vulgare Miller, or its essence, is widely used around the world in mouth fresheners, […]

The real reason Wheat is Toxic, its not gluten

This is worth your time to read.. you will be shocked! “Common wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before combine harvesters work through the fields as the practice allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest.”  Read more   Common wheat harvest protocol in […]

Wheat Friend or Foe

You could be misinformed about wheat My sister sent this article to me and while there is a lot of information in it and most of us don’t have or take the time to read all the information that comes at us ..this is worth taking a few minutes to read. There is clearly something […]

Mon Sanctuaire specializes in offering Therapeutic Massage

Our Massage and Facial treatments go beyond the ordinary..Our team specializes in providing Therapeutic treatments that will  address your specific needs. For more information  

Natural Remedy, warm water with lemon and honey

I found this article on the benefits of lemon and honey. I think we can  learn a lot from simple natural remedies. We all have heard that drinking a glass of warm water with honey and lemon early in the morning is good for health. Some also believe that it might help in weight loss […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

This is a great option for a  vegetarian thanksgiving! Follow this link for recipes.  Thanksgiving    

Exercise, meditation can help prevent cold, flu symptoms, according to study

  Meditation and exercise are effective cold and flu fighters, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. People who are prone to colds and flu can find relief with a regular program of exercise or meditation, a new study suggests. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers looked at 149 active and sedentary middle-aged adults […]

How to stretch your lower back

How to stretch your lower back. Sitting at a computer all day can tighten your lower back. Stretching can really help! Thai massage is also a great way to release the tension in the lower body. Follow link to read more Low back stretches      

Sports massage

Sports Massage Professional athletes and their coaches have sworn by massage therapy for years, going so far as to keep massage therapists on the payroll indefinitely.  Until recently, there hasn’t been conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes. Read more Follow this Link

10 Day Transformation diet

“This really works..I have done it and so have at least 10 people that I know personally have too. The average loss in the first 10 days is 8-10 pounds. I understand it sounds too good to be true, but it is. I never offer a product or service that I have not tried to […]

Great Corn on the Cobb

Found this Great Corn on the Cobb recipe on Bon Appetit I love corn and especially summer corn..Its just great plain but this recipe looks really good! Wanted to share this with you! Let me know what you think. Get recipe

Our Food Source, is it healthy?

Must see..This video will open your eyes to the real truth about our food source and give you some food for thought! If you find this interesting and want to know more about Purium or have a comment about what you have seen please comment or send a e-mail follow link to shop products Redeem […]

Get a good nights sleep!

I love this! I am sleeping so much better! And that’s just part of this powerful natural foods benefits. Purium’s Apothe-Cherry™ is made from Sour/Tart Cherries, which are nature’s most nutritionally dense food. They contain a wide variety of antioxidants and phyto-chemicals, and each serving contains 7,000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units. We recommend […]

Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives

Link to Video Genetic Roulette GMO Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. […]


CALMING EYE CONTOUR CREAM Instantly calms and decongests. Because the skin around the eyes is so fine, it is easily damaged. Because it is so vulnerable, signs of hyper-activity, redness and puffiness readily appear and can be painful This desensitizing cream calms this particularly sensitive facial zone. Decongests, calms and reduces signs of irritation. Read […]

Spring Pasta

Great Spring Recipe! If you love asparagus you  will love this combination. I love to share good food that’s good for you! Spring Pasta: Asparagus & Prosciutto with a Lemony Cream Sauce This is a great recipe!! Asparagus is one of those true signs of spring and I just love this veggie’s right of passage, […]

Power of 10 Anti-Aging Pack

The Power of 10 Anti-Aging Pack can help you grow biologically younger! Is it really possible to grow younger? Instead of focusing on what you should NOT put in your body, we focus on what you SHOULD put in your body. We have identified specific natural ingredients that put the brakes on aging. The key […]

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is really amazing! This is worth your time to read. I cook with it and gargle with it to keep my gums and teeth healthy. It has so many more benefits and there is so much information about coconut oil that is not true. Please share this article if you agree. Read more […]

Carrot and Ginger soup

Better than Chicken soup? Well not sure but I love healthy natural options when I am not feeling well. This recipe looks good enough to eat anytime..Let me know what you think? Dirty Carrot and Ginger Soup        

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Here are 10 things that people in touch with their intuition do differently.   I am so glad to see articles like this! We are all intuitive, we just have to recognize it and listen for our inner guidance. This article gives you great ways to learn how to bring more intuition into your daily […]

10 Day transformation diet

10 Day transformation diet

Getting Older Is The Best Thing That Will Ever Happen to you

  Truth be told, many of us are looking forward to aging, and getting to a point where we’ve passed most of life’s major hurdles — not spending our entire paychecks on the newest anti-aging serum to help us cling to our exponentially fading youth. Here’s what we’re looking forward to in older age: This […]

Valentine Couples Massage

Valentine Day Couples Massage offered by Mon Sanctuaire Alexandria Va 22314 Drift away together with our decedent, relaxing blended couples massage. Allow the scents of lavender and warm towels to send you on a sensory journey. We add our unique touches with a little sprinkling of reflexology and soothing energy balancing to finish this dreamy […]

Lessons in Farming

  Lessons in Farming listed how to re-grow lettuce..I think this is a great idea check it out you might too! Read more follow this link  

Clear My HeadAche

Mon Sanctuaire is now carrying  Clear my head Herbal Care products.  If you have sinus problems or headaches you will love these! Do you suffer from headaches? Clear My Head Ache Convenient roll-on to target tension headaches. Classic aromatherapy blend of Peppermint and Lavender Economical & Convenient roll-on ensures you’ll get the RIGHT amount every […]

Star Football Player Spends Big Bucks on Massages

Great article about the benefits of massage from a star football player. NFL Linebacker James Harrison told the media he spends about $500,000 on training, massage and other body work. In his first media appearance as a Cincinnati Bengal, Harrison told the press his body is a moneymaker, and he’ll do whatever he needs to […]


Mon Sanctuaire offers therapeutic treatments~ reiki, reflexology, magnesium massage, craniosacral therapy.    Watch video “Reiki” (pronounced “ray-key”), is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy.” This energy is all around us and we can channel it. An ancient healing art, Reiki is a simple method of hands on healing developed in the 1920’s by Mikao […]

Necessary Zen

  Necessary Zen Increased productivity and joy happens when one is focused on the present moment. When distractions and thoughts are cleared, there is clarity. It is during these moments that we feel we can accomplish anything and positivity shines out of us. When life has become increasingly distracting and busy, it is easy to […]

How Much Product do you really need?

This is a great guide for product usage most people use too much, this helpful guide can save you money. Using more product than needed doesn’t necessarily do more good for your complexion (not to mention the harm done to your wallet every time you cash another night cream). To save you from a lifetime […]

Discovering the healer within

My mother was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her lung. The doctor said it was terminal and that she would live another twelve months. Needless to say the news was devastating to our family. My sister and a few of my friends knew I was making the trip home to work on mother. They […]

11 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu Itself

This is a article about flu shots, if you are on the fence about if they are needed or effective I think you will find this article interesting. Read on    

Getting the most from your massage

Get the most from your Massage   You have just finished your massage and you feel great. What should you do to help keep that feeling going? The first thing that you should do is drink some water — about two glasses. For some time, it was believed that drinking water would help remove lactic […]

Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

“I found this article about the damage of sitting at a desk can do to your body and I agree.. While computers have transformed our lives in so many ways..I see the effects that sitting at a desk everyday has on our clients. I think that Yoga and massage are both great options for reducing […]

How Do You Spell Relief?

Over the past 30 years I have had the opportunity to work on more clients than I can count. I believe that the reason massage is so effective and why so many people are now seeking it is because it provides relief. In this “on demand” world in which we live there are few opportunities […]

The top 10 superfoods

I found this article, on superfoods it’s full of useful information. Very worth reading. The Top 10 Healthiest Superfoods You NEED to Know About for Extreme Health and Longevity by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN — These are definitely some of the best superfoods you can eat for your health… Full of antioxidants, chock full of vitamins, […]

Why You Should Eat Chocolate

Why You Should Eat Chocolate Superfoods don’t just come from your supermarket’s produce aisle. In fact those chocolate candy bars next to the gummy bears now qualify. Study after study proves that dark chocolate—sweet, rich, and delicious—is good for more than curing a broken heart. The secret behind its powerful punch is cacao, also the […]

Magnesium Gives You Energy on a Cellular Level

Better Than Coffee? Give me a large, double-shot, no foam magnesium au lait please! Well, no… actually that would taste pretty darn horrid (magnesium and hot milk… I think I’ll pass). However, the sentiment remains the same – magnesium has some kick to it! How much “kick” exactly?   According to reports from some of our […]

Until your next facial

Until your next Facial try some of these ideas for at home masks.   Follow link for recipes

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

I Found this very interesting and beneficial Read More Here