Laura Jarrell, LMT
Spa Jacksonville Therapist: Massage Therapist License #4363
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. As a result, 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. My Bachelor of Science is an 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. However, after work study and practicum experience I decided I wanted to be more hands-on. As a result, I enrolled in massage school. I took course work at Ashland Massage Institute under the guidance of Shari Sunshine. Then I was on my way to becoming the first of our Spa Jacksonville Therapists!
Over the years, my continuing education has focused on various modalities which I’ve integrated into my practice. This includes:
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Energy work
- Sports Massage.
I blend these modalities into a massage rooted in Swedish technique as indicated for each client. When implementing a treatment plan, I like to take a customized approach. Consequently, each massage session is uniquely tailored to the individual client’s needs. I usually focus sessions on problem areas with an emphasis on pain reduction. Over time, we work further toward the goal of increased mobility. Then we can settle into a maintenance routine. We reassess treatment plans at every appointment taking into account improvement or new issues that may have arisen. If my client is willing, I recommend homework in the form of stretches, exercises or self trigger point work to do in between appointments.
I also have a passion for aromatherapy. I have over 300 hours of accredited training from Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy. In addition, I am a member of NAHA as a Clinical level Aromatherapist. Soon I will be taking the National Registered Aromatherapy exam. Further, my Spa Body Therapy line of custom blended aromatherapy products is available at Spa. This line includes products like
- Muscle Comfort Oil
- Essential (hand) Sanitizer
- Essential Bath Salts
- lotions and Massage Oils
- Essential Spritzers for face and body, and more.
These products are all available in custom-blended formulations. It’s really fun to do individual consultations with clients. This way we can formulate the perfect essential oil blend and address their needs whether acute or chronic, physical or emotional, skin care based or holistic. Then I wait to hear back that it was a valuable tool which contributed to their overall good health.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about all of our Spa Jacksonville Therapists. Hope to see you at Spa!
Yvette Bedrossian, RN, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®
Spa Jacksonville Therapist: Acupuncturist / Herbalist #AC190746
Yvette believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness. She will assist you in addressing the underlying causes that are influencing your health.
What to expect
In addition to acupuncture, Yvette offers health coaching. This includes:
- Qi Gong instruction
- Nutritional counseling
- Herbal prescription. Depending on your condition, she may also utilize techniques such as
- Electrical stimulation
- Tuning therapy.
See the Spa Menu for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, The Detox, The Refresher, and Fountain of Youth Packages tabs on our Menu page to learn more about the services Yvette offers.
Josette Fithian, LFT
Spa Jacksonville Therapist: Licensed Facial Technician
Hi, I’m Josette Fithian.
A licensed facial tech, I received my esthetic training in 2007 at the Oregon Institute of Aesthetics. At the same time, I enjoyed working as a teacher’s assistant at the Institute for three years. In 2011, I joined the team at Spa Jacksonville and I have practiced esthetics exclusively here ever since.
I love helping people with their skincare needs and regimen. Providing nurturing, relaxing and effective facial treatments with a loving touch brings me great satisfaction. In order to achieve glowing skin for my clients, I focus on the power of cellular turnover with high speed exfoliation techniques. These include a series of fruit acid peels, monthly facial treatments and special home care products. Of course, all aspects of skincare are important. And everyone’s skin is different. Therefore, I address your own skin care needs in a customized facial treatment.
See the Spa Facials tab and Packages tabs that include facials on our Menu page for all the services I offer.
I’m delighted to be one of our long-time Spa Jacksonville Therapists. Hope to see you at Spa soon!
Savannah Malvini, LFT
Massage License #21543; Esthetician License #10208487
I became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2015 and a Licensed Esthetician in 2018. My specialty blends therapeutic and relaxation approaches to both body work and skincare. I also hold certifications in Dr. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage of the neck and face, Dien Chan Zone Facial Reflexology, and advanced training for facial Gua Sha.
I first started in the beauty and wellness field as a massage therapist. After a couple of years, I knew I wanted to include skin care for a full-body approach. I’m a firm believer in the connection between stress and inflammation. Inflammation leads to disease. Therefore, my goal is to relieve stress by therapeutic massage and tension-relieving skincare treatments.
I look at a person as a whole. This is because our body systems are not independent of one another. In other words, they all affect each other. As a result, body and/or skin conditions can be a symptom that multiple systems need our attention.
Based on your direct input and what I understand about your condition, I carefully plan each massage and skin treatment. Most importantly, I personalize the experience for every individual. I’m so happy to be one of the most recent Spa Jacksonville Therapists to join the team!
Alice Wolf, LMT
Spa Jacksonville Therapist: Massage Therapy License #2214
Alice is a Spa original, a gifted therapist with over 30 years experience. She has worked as a Spa Jacksonville Therapist since we opened in 2000. Her specialties include:
- Hot Stone
- Swedish Massage
- Trigger point massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sound Therapy/Musical Spine
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- Jin Shin Do