Owner, Massage Therapist, Esthetician
Hi all! I've been a licensed massage therapist and esthetician for nearly a decade. I came to Tacoma 8 years ago by way of Colorado by way of Massachusetts. People always ask me what I love most about my job and I actually got my answer from a client a few years back when she told me "Every time I get a massage from you, it makes me feel so grateful and appreciative of my body." Best. Compliment. Ever. I think about how much time we spend beating ourselves up for not looking a certain way, for being sick or injured, or for feeling like we are just not enough. The fact that I potentially lend a hand in changing those narratives from negative to positive is truly an honor and a privilege. If you know me, then you know how much I love your WHOLE life and how much I want people to live their best lives, for real. And that's really what Oakes & Alder is all about, self-care in all forms. I’m super excited to share this space with such an amazing group of women, and with all of you!
I have been an esthetician for 17 years and I'm beyond excited to be back in Tacoma where it all began for me! I specialize in volume lash extensions and microblading. I can also help you with any of your skincare needs. When I'm not in the spa at Oakes & Alder you can most certainly find me scooting around town with my daughter or out and about enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Follow me on Instagram @jesslash253
I have been an esthetician for over half a decade and I specialize in natural sugaring. My services also include waxing, lash lifts & tinting and express facials! When I'm not hanging out in the spa, you can find me spending time with friends and family or out and about absorbing the wilderness. Follow me on Instagram @esthetics.by.jessel
I have been an esthetician for 16 years and I specialize in lash and brow tinting, full body waxing and a variety of different facials. I love to nurture and pamper my guests. A service with me will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and radiant. When I'm not working hard at Oakes & Alder I'm usually training for a half marathon or spending time with family and friends. Follow me on Instagram @jamiewax253
I have been a massage therapist for almost 20 years! I have worked in both spa and therapeutic environments, and my goal is to combine the best of both of these worlds. I specialize in restorative massage that will treat your ailments and leave you feeling completely relaxed. I was born and bred in beautiful Tacoma and am so excited to be working at a local, lady-owned day spa that fits the 253 vibe — chic, yet casual and comfortable. When I'm not at Oakes & Alder, you can find me enjoying the 253 with family and friends, my dog or a glass of whiskey - preferably all three at the same time. Follow me on Instagram @25mc3
Massage Therapist, Esthetician
I began my career with a hands on approach to life as a Landscaping Gardener in Hannover, Germany, where I was exposed to the art of sculpting, building, and planting beautiful gardens for people who wanted an "escape from it all" oasis. Returning to my hometown of Portland, Oregon, I wanted to learn a hands on approach that would create a similar "escape from it all" oasis, but on an internal level. That became a reality in 2008, when I completed my 1000-hour Massage Therapy training at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, Washington, and then again in 2016 when I completed my Esthetic training at the Gary Manuel-AVEDA Institute, also in Seattle! I enjoy providing body work and esthetics, with a "what do you need today?" approach. Through this process, each person receives what they need how they need it, which more greatly beneﬁts them when they return to their daily lifestyle routines! I incorporate several diﬀerent modalities in my massage therapy and esthetic practice. Combining the modalities with treatment allows each person to experience and learn what they like, helping me facilitate a pleasing and healing experience! Those modalities include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai, Percussion (G3Pro Theragun), Fascia (Fascia Blaster), and Intra Oral Massages; Myofascial Release; Neuromuscular, Active Release, Gua Sha (Scraping), and Cupping Therapies; Warm Bamboo and Hot Stones.