Owner & Master Massage Therapist
Jodie has successfully completed over 650 hours of massage therapy training and has been continuing to actively learn more about the human body and benefits of massage. Her passion is to bring rejuvenation to the body, as well as provide a place for her clients to come and relax and get away from the hectic stresses of life. She is experienced in several therapeutic modalities and utilizes them in her approach to massage and bodywork, allowing her to customize each individual session. Some of her skills include Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, reflexology, Myofascial Release, trigger point, indirect/direct technique, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. She enjoys serving each Solace Day Spa guest and looks forward to being a part of your path to health and wellness.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Skyler is a licensed massage therapist, specializing in deep tissue massage. From the extreme athlete to the those who can only be active on the weekends, he is able to address issues within the complex human musculature to speed recovery and reduce chances of injury. He is motivated to help relieve common aches and pains by systematically working on the deeper tissues. He can also help you let go of chronic tightness that leads to compromised posture and limited range of motion. Skyler and his wife, are passionate about offering insight and guidance on the importance of balancing nutrition, exercise and self-care in the pursuit of creating the best possible life of health and wellness. We are so fortunate to have Skyler as part of the Solace Day Spa team!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Rachel is a licensed massage therapist and brings intrigue and wonder to the Solace Day Spa experience. She has traveled the world and every encounter with her is enlightening and full of adventure and discovery. Whether it’s a different perspective on how to address bodywork or how to put a guest at ease, Rachel finds a way to connect and engage in a genuine and refreshing manner. She has a gift of easing tension from the body, while keeping the body relaxed and at peace. She is bright and personable, which makes it a delight to listen to her encourage others in their own adventures of health and wholeness. Every moment of her session is focused and intentional. She definitely adds a valuable dynamic to the culture of Solace Day Spa.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Lindsey is a Northwest Arkansas native, and has been a massage therapist for two years; although, her journey to finding a therapy that is pain alleviating, whether stress-induced or chronic, stems back much further. Her path to healing lead her to massage therapy, and inevitably a career. Our bodies are so intricate and uniquely complex, it’s important to experience a healthcare professional who is completely hands-on, who will directly address your source of pain. Shortly after becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist, she became passionate about relaxation. Stress can be harmful. Most often, it is our body’s first line of defense, as a protective mechanism. But this can make your pain harder to treat unless you have a massage therapist who can implement deep relaxation before addressing the problem. While she specializes in restorative massage therapy like Swedish, reflexology, and hot stone, she is also skilled at other integrative modalities, like deep tissue and prenatal. No matter what brings you in, Lindsey can help restore wellness, support effective sleep, and help your body heal naturally.
The Story of Solace Day Spa
by Jodie Karow
What a journey this has been!
I love sharing my story and I am so glad you have chosen to read it.
My story began over 15 years ago when I attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. I participated in both volleyball and basketball and during the last two years I developed an injury in which massage therapy was an integral part of my therapy and rehabilitation. This intrigued me and an interest developed in the field of massage therapy and I wanted to learn more.
Through various ministry opportunities during my experience at Moody, my heart for those serving in ministry grew. I witnessed them giving tirelessly of themselves and rarely taking the time to relax and be rejuvenated, both spiritually and physically. I graduated Moody Bible Institute, and at this time in my life I did not see how my interest in massage therapy and my heart for those in ministry would fit together.
A couple of years after graduation, my mom was diagnosed with Lyme’s Disease. Treating the disease involved bi-weekly visits to the doctor’s office for treatments, as well as multiple daily treatments at home. This left us exhausted and needing rejuvenation physically and emotionally. I searched for a Christ-centered spa/retreat center that could provide us with a time of encouragement, reflection and rejuvenation. My hopes were to find a location that would be like a camp for women and had all the amenities that women love – spa services, beautiful environment, opportunity for exercise and great food!
I found nothing.
My desire was to provide a Christ-centered spa/retreat center where individuals could come and get away from the stress of life and be rejuvenated and find rest. Massage, skin and nail care, nutritional education, counseling, self-care classes, Christ-centered environment for meditation and reflection, physical activities such as yoga, hiking, walking, biking etc. where an important key in creating an all-inclusive retreat center for complete renewal. From my experience in ministry as well as helping my mother in her battle with Lyme’s, I strongly believed there was a need for what my vision held.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
I found great encouragement as I developed a plan and set out to take the needed steps. I completed a 650 hour massage therapy program at Butler Community College in ElDorado, Kansas. Shortly after graduation I was employed in a small massage therapy practice in Wichita, Kansas. I came to work one day and the doors were closed and a sign informed the therapists that the practice no longer existed. Disappointed in the seemingly poor ethics of this business, it opened a door for me to continue practicing massage in a well-known spa and salon and learned more about running an all-inclusive spa business. As my family grew, I chose to go out on my own. I was still practicing massage, but at this point in my life I felt the need to stay home with my children.
My sister and I had thrown around the idea to open a salon and spa together. I felt this was a far off dream, as I lived in Wichita, Kansas and she was in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She called me one day and told me there was a great location that would be available to us if we wanted it. As she described it to me, my excitement grew and I wanted to take the leap.
My family and I set out to move to Fayetteville to open Pure Solace Body Boutique.
In 2010, my sister, Melissa, a master hair stylist, and I, licensed massage therapist, opened Pure Solace Body Boutique. Over a year later Melissa stepped away from Pure Solace and moved her practice to another location and continues to provide her clients with impeccable service and style. I continue to transition Pure Solace into a retreat center and day spa, as sole owner. Eventually, I chose to change the name to Solace Day Spa. I do not attempt this feat alone, I have an incredible team that continues to support and encourage the vision the Lord placed in me. There have been obstacles along the way, but I am determined to continue to follow the journey the Lord has set before me.
It is our desire, at Solace Day Spa, to provide the utmost service to each client. We want to provide an experience that defines “pure solace” and an opportunity to escape all the craziness of life and be surrounded by peace, tranquility, and purity is our passion. We desire to cater to the individual’s needs at each appointment. We offer a wide variety of beverages, reading material, calming music, and a friendly staff. Our goal is to send each client away with 100% satisfaction!
We hope that you will join us in our new adventure. The story doesn’t end here, it really has only just begun. We are so excited to see what is in store for Solace Day Spa.
345 St. Charles Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Monday – Saturday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
* By appointment only
Call Us: 479.443.1729