Renee Elliffe - Spa Owner & Advanced Skin Specialist
Speciality: Advanced skin treatments
Welcome, my name is Renee. My husband Kelvin and I have three children. Being a mum has been one of the best highlights of my life and I feel so blessed !!
The opportunity came up in 2017 to take over Sanctum Beauty Therapy & Spa . This was perfect timing as I was ready for a new adventure and challenge.
I first trained as a Beauty Therapist in Auckland 27 years ago, graduating as the top therapist of the year. I love people and this is what encouraged me to become a therapist.
My passion is in advanced skin treatments; helping people achieve results with their skin and taking them on a skin journey. Skin Needling, IPL Skin Rejuvenation and Medi-Peels are my main focus targeting areas from ageing skin through to acne, scars and pigmentation.
My hope for you as a client of ours is when you walk through our doors you are welcomed and made to feel special. We value our clients and I thank you for trusting our team to look after you and your loved ones.
Kathryn Hancock - Advanced Senior Therapist
Speciality: IPL Hair Removal, Electrolysis & Dermal Needling
Hi I’m Kathryn. I am engaged to my amazing partner Kane, and we have three children, one wee boy of my own Coehn and two step daughters, Maddie and Aaliyah.
I have been an advanced senior therapist at Sanctum since 2014. I trained at the institute of Electrolysis and Beauty Therapy nine years ago. I have also completed Dermal Needling training and this past year I qualified as an IPL specialist, performing IPL Skin Rejuvenations & Hair Removal.
One of my favourite products is the Dr Aspect Eyelift cream because it works like nothing else ever has for me. Another favourite of mine is the Dr Aspect Fruit Enzyme Peel, it is super satisfying to use, you can feel the dead skin cells coming away! I also love any product with Vitamin A. Vitamin A is incredible because of how soft, healthy and clear it keeps my skin looking and feeling.
Rozell Botha - Advanced Senior Therapist
Speciality: IPL Hair Removal, Nails & Facials
Hi my name is Rozell. I am married to my wonderful husband Hannes, and we have two amazing teenage children, Anica and Luan. We immigrated as a family 4 years ago from South Africa and the Bay has been our home for the last 3 years.
On my days off you can find my family and I out on the boat deep sea fishing. I also love to get creative making old furniture look new again.
I have been an advanced senior therapist at Sanctum since 2018. I qualified as a Beauty & Massage therapist 12 years ago, and also qualified as a Nail Technician 15 years ago. Over this past year at Sanctum I have completed my IPL training and dermal needling training.
My favourite product range is Aspect Dr because of its active ingredients that are specially formulated to communicate with your cells, leaving us with amazing results.
Amy Frost - Advanced Senior Therapist (currently on maternity leave)
Speciality: Epidermal Levelling, Dermal Needling & Facials
Hi my name is Amy. I have lived in Mount Maunganui for a year now and am loving it. My partner Warren and I are entering a new season in our lives as we are going to welcome a baby girl to our family in June.
I enjoy being out in the veggie garden, I definitely have a green thumb when it comes to plants and vegetables!
I have been an advanced senior therapist at Sanctum since 2019. I trained in Hamilton, qualifying in Beauty Therapy & Spa and have been in the industry 15 years now. I have completed several smaller trainings along the way, some being Dermal Needling, Epidermal Levelling and Microdermabrasion.
My favourite product is the Simply Brilliant serum by Cosmedix. This serum is incredible with its ability to break pigmentation and resurface the surface of the skin.
Amanda Kerei - Senior Therapist
Speciality: IPL Hair Removal, Lash Lifts & Makeup
Hi I’m Amanda. I have a great partner Matt, and 3 beautiful girls. I’ve lived in the Bay for over 20 years, and in the same house for nearly the same. I’m originally from the East Coast, a place called Te Kaha – I would like to say country girl turned into a city girl.
My family and I like to cosplay and attend Armageddon conventions. We get dressed up in costumes and meet international celebrities; it’s a great day out with the family.
I have been a senior therapist at Sanctum since 2018. I trained 17 years ago as a Beauty Therapist but I am continuing to upskill since working at Sanctum. I have also completed my IPL training and Epidermal Levelling training.
I love the Pure Fiji products; their scents are amazing, and they have a wide range of body products. My favourite skin care range is O Cosmedics for their active ingredients and lovely scents. The standout product for me is the Immortal cream moisturiser, works like Botox in a bottle!
Toni Stuart - Beauty Therapist
Speciality: Massage, Body Spa Treatments & Nails
Hi I’m Toni. My family consists of my lovely partner Damian and two children, Ella who is 7 and Levi who just turned 1. I grew up on a dairy farm and orchard out in Te Puke and have lived in the Bay my entire life.
On my days off my family and I enjoy spending time together, baking and being out in nature.
I have been an Intermediate therapist at Sanctum since 2018, leaving for 10 months while I had Levi. I trained as a Beauty Therapist but continue to up-skill since working at Sanctum.
I enjoy massage as I love the Pure Fiji products we get to use at Sanctum. They are really beautiful products with delicious scents that feel so lovely on the skin.
Sharon Barnes - Receptionist
Hello I’m Sharon. I live with my husband Wayne in Tauranga. We have two amazing sons together that have both left home, Curtis has just graduated with his degree and Riley is studying in Hamilton.
On my days off I love listening to music, going to the beach, gardening, doing yoga and just spending time with my family.
Before starting at Sanctum I trained and worked as an early childhood teacher for 24 years. I have been a receptionist at Sanctum since 2017 now and love being a part of the team.