About

 

JodieJodie Karow

Owner & Licensed 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.

Jenny Southerland

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jenny graduated from Fort Smith School of Massage in 2006. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, listening to music, spending time with her family, and her dogs. Asked what kind of massage she gives “I specialize in customizing a service for a person’s specific needs by utilizing all the skills I’ve learned over the last decade”. Having worked with a midwife, she enjoys pre-natal massages by bringing comfort with her massage techniques to expectant moms. Having worked for a retirement center she is great with geriatric clients, including clients with chronic health problems.  With experiences far reaching, from chiropractic offices to a large spa, Jenny’s knowledge will give you the best experience at Solace Day Spa.

Heather Tuck

Licensed Massage Therapist & Ashiatsu Provider

Heather has 11 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist. She specializes in Ashiatsu Bar Therapy; a western form of barefoot massage given with the therapist’s feet. For 10 years she has been providing Ashiatsu, which is deemed “The deepest most luxurious massage on the planet”. She is also now trained in Ashi-Thai; a western form of Thai Massage that is done with the therapist’s body/feet versus palms like in traditional Thai. It is like getting yoga done for you. The Active Stretching helps to break the pain patterns that our bodies hold onto through the years. She also specializes in Swedish, Orthopedic, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage. She loves all massage therapy and realizes we all deserve stress relief in our lives. Each person is treated individually. Be prepared for total body rejuvenation!

Katlyn Jones

Licensed Massage Therapist

Katlyn is a licensed massage therapist and certified Ashiatsu DeepFeet therapist in the Fayetteville area. She is dedicated to providing the time of peace and space for clients to heal with a compassionate touch.  If she isn’t providing bodywork she is spending time recharging outdoors in the fresh air.  Katlyn’s massage room door is always open to people of all walks of life.

Stephanie Ortega

Licensed Esthetician ● Makeup Artist ● Lash Extension Specialist

From skin rejuvenation treatments and dermaplaning to lash extensions and body waxing, Stephanie brings a whole new sense of renewal to your skin.  It is her ultimate desire to provide each guest with a relaxing environment and customized services that effectively address her client’s skincare needs. The demand for personalized high-quality facial treatments has grown and we are sure her schedule will begin to fill up quickly!

Lisa Weldon

Licensed Esthetician ● Makeup Artist ● Nail Technician

Lisa Weldon knows that great skin is rarely achieved with a “one size fits all” viewpoint. She customizes her aesthetics services to meet the specific needs of her clients. Lisa’s 15+ years of hands-on experience, as a makeup artist and a trusted skin care expert, has created solutions for countless men, women and teens.  Lisa was the VP of Business Development for Skinside US – a Miami based cosmeceutical company that imports drinkable, bio-active collagen shots from Switzerland.  As a working mother of two and Spa Lifestyle service provider & enthusiast, she recognizes the value of sacred daily self-care rituals. Lisa not only provides her clients with transformative spa services, she teaches them ways to implement new healthy habits that invite balance in to their lives.  Currently her menu of services include a variety of aesthetic and nail services & Craniosacral sessions.

 

Lauren B Farley

Esthetician & Makeup Artist

Lauren is a Fayetteville native of 12 years, U of A graduate and former Army medic. Lauren has been married to her soul mate for 12 years, has two amazing adult step-children and two dogs Lexxy, a 12 year old full blood Chihuahua and Dexter, a five month old Chinese Crested mix.

Her interest in makeup and ultimately skincare peaked over the last few years as her health deteriorated and she could no longer participate in activities that she once enjoyed. Lauren was drawn to the beauty community as a salve and a way to boost her confidence and self-esteem which had suffered greatly.  She knew if she could find ways to boost her confidence by “putting my best face forward,” then why not share that with other people? Months later, she finished school and put my dreams to work.

Lauren’s passion is helping others achieve their utmost sense of beauty and enhance each client’s confidence and self-esteem through transformation.  This includes services such as; microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, individually tailored skincare facials and programs to include extractions, waxing, brow and lash tinting, lash lifts and makeup application.

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.”
Matthew 11:28

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.

 

Ready to Rejuvenation & Relaxation?

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!

 

 

OUR LOCATION

345 St. Charles Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

OUR HOURS

Monday – Saturday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
* By appointment only

Call Us: 479.443.1729

Email: jodie@solacedayspa.net