Elestial Spa - Houston's First Cannabis Concept Spa
Houston’s First Cannabis Concept Spa
By: DJ Madson
Helen Ruiz opened Elestial’s doors this August as a revolutionary spa focusing on cannabis-rich
skincare and body treatments. Elestial offers a variety of services including lash extensions, lifts,
tints, waxing, and facials. The most popular services range from a variety of full spectrum CBD
infused facial treatments. CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid with an
array of health and medical benefits. Helen explains that CBD is hemp derived and federally
legal, and spa treatments are suitable for all ages. Topically, CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, promotes healing and regulates oil control, and is rich in omega acids. Helen is a
Houston native and a dual licensed massage therapist and esthetician. She says, “CBD first
became legal in Texas in 2015; my mom started using the tinctures for arthritis pain, muscle
tension, and headaches. I saw first-hand the benefits and transformation it had on her
perspective of cannabis oil. I knew the powerful benefits, and I wanted to incorporate it into my
spa, making cannabis more mainstream and breaking the stigma. “
Q. What’s your favorite service?
A. My favorite service to offer is a specialized CBD facial with a dermaplane or peel add-on
for added exfoliation and instant radiant results.
Q. Who is a candidate for CBD services?
A. CBD is ideal for all skin types, Rich in omega acids 3 and 6, it is ideal for dry or mature
skin. CBD also has anti analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for acneic
and oily skin types.
Q. What product lines do you carry?
A. Colorado’s top skin care line Color Up Therapeutics, and I work with a local vegan
crystal infused line Charmed Glamcessories to produce Elestial Beauty, and together we
produce holistic crystal infused CBD face and body care.
Q. What is the environment of your spa?
A. Elestial Spa is a holistic getaway, as soon as you walk into the treatment room you are
taken away by the aroma of patchouli and rose botanical garden blend, with dim lights and lit
crystals to induce focus and deep relaxation, ultimately bringing Zen to the mind, body and
CBD education, and treatment information. Elestial will soon be offering teen facials targeting
acne, oil control, and skin calming.