Laura Jarrell, LMT
Hello! Welcome to Spa Jacksonville. I am Laura Jarrell, licensed massage therapist, Certified Aromatherapist and owner of this little co-op healing retreat we affectionately refer to as Spa. Founded in May of 2000, many healing treatments have graced this space and you can feel and benefit from the good energy here as soon as you walk through the door… as so many of our clients tell us.
A little about my training and background. I have a Bachelor of Science, interdisciplinary degree from SOU in Biology/Physiology/Health with an athletic training certificate and a minor in business marketing. My original plan was to be a physical therapist but after work study/ practicum experience I decided I wanted to be more hands-on and enrolled in massage school. I took course work at Ashland Massage Institute under the guidance of Shari Sunshine and was on my way!
Over the years my continuing education has focused on various modalities which I’ve integrated into my practice including: Shiatsu, Acupressure, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Cupping, Energy work and Sports Massage. These modalities are blended into a massage rooted in Swedish technique as indicated for each client. I like to take a customized approach when implementing a treatment plan, each massage session is uniquely tailored to the individual client’s needs. Sessions are usually focused on problem areas with an emphasis on pain reduction, increased mobility, and then maintenance. Treatment plans are reassessed at every appointment according to improvement or new issues that may have arisen. If my client is willing, homework in the form of stretches, exercises or self trigger point work to do in between appointments is given.
Another passion of mine is aromatherapy! I have over 300 hours of accredited training from Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy and am a member of NAHA as a Clinical level Aromatherapist. Soon I will be taking the National Registered Aromatherapy exam. My Spa Body Therapy line of custom blended aromatherapy products is available at Spa and includes products like Muscle Comfort Oil, Essential (hand) Sanitizer, Essential Bath Salts, Scrubs, lotions and Massage Oils, Essential Spritzers for face and body, etc. All available in custom blended formulations. It is really fun to do individual consults with clients to formulate the perfect essential oil blend, addressing their needs whether acute or chronic, physical or emotional, skin care based or holistic and hear back that it was a valuable tool contributing to their overall good health.
Hope to see you at Spa!
Josette Fithian, LFT
Hi, I’m Josette Fithian, Licensed Facial Tech.
I received my esthetic training in 2007 at the Oregon Institute of Aesthetics and also enjoyed working as a teacher’s assistant at the Institute for three years. In 2011 I joined the team at Spa Jacksonville where I’ve been practicing esthetics solely ever since.
I love helping people with their skincare needs and regimen and providing nurturing, relaxing and effective facial treatments with a loving touch. One aspect of glowing skin that I focus on is the power of cellular turnover! I help clients attain that healthy glow with high speed exfoliation techniques such as a series of fruit acid peels, monthly facial treatments and special home care products. Of course all aspects of skincare are important and addressed in your customized facial treatment.
See the Spa Facial Menu for all the services I offer.
Hope to see you at Spa soon!
Sarah LaRosa, LMT
Sarah has been a licensed massage therapist since 2011, having completed her formal training here in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Oregon. She brings many different touch modalities to the treatment room, including: gentle relaxation and Swedish massage, pre and postnatal massage, infant and child-tailored massage, oncology and end-of-life/transition touch therapy, Jin Shin Do and acupressure/reflexology touch therapies, deep tissue therapy and trigger point therapy. She is a certified 3rd degree Reiki master in the Usui ~ Takata lineage, and offers powerful energy work sessions as a fusion to all existing massage therapy appointments upon request at no additional charge.
A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Sarah is a proponent of both massage and energy work for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and has witnessed the success of bodywork as a modality enhancing overall health. She offers a variety of holistic well-being services, and brings thousands of hours’ experience (both in the classroom and in the treatment space) to every session.
Alice Wolf, LMT
Alice is a Spa original, a gifted therapist with over 30 years experience, who has worked at Spa since we opened in 2000! She specializes in LaStone, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish, Trigger point, Deep Tissue, Sound Therapy/Musical Spine, Manual Lymph Drainage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Jin Shin Do and Reiki.