J Jukuri Salon and Spa

Meet The J. Jukuri Team

Here at J. Jukuri Spa & Salon, we offer wellness and beauty services tailored for your individual needs, infused with plant-based products and 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Choose from therapeutic massage therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, CFT, spa treatments, wellness therapies, Body Talk, Emotional Healing; skincare – facials, hair removal, select body waxing; haircare- cutting, coloring, styling; Far Infrared Sauna Therapy, custom spa packages and more! We are an AVEDA Concept Salon.

Jessica Jukuri

Owner

Christine Tacoma

Licensed Massage Therapist

Monnie Bigelow

Licensed Cosmetologist

Samantha Gaboury

Licensed Esthetician And Cosmetologist

Karen Larson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kelly Kitti

Receptionist

Isabelle Curtin

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jessica Jukuri

Owner

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Oola Life Coach. Jessica is a graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies and Northern Michigan University, Continued education through C.A.R.E. Clinic, Aveda, Body Talk System, CFT Global Team, and Oola Life Coach Certification Program. 

 

Jessica specializes in Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, Body Talk, The Raindrop Technique® using Young Living essential oils and Vitaflex, Emotional Release Technique, and Healing Reiki. Jessica has a passion for challenging body conditions, recovering past and present injuries, physical and emotional pain management. Blending her experiences and knowledge, Jessica has stepped further into whole body wellness by offering life coaching services for clients looking to find balance and grow in all areas of life. Jessica’s interests include self-research/education on whole body wellness, self-improvement, essential oils, the outdoors and traveling. She’s recently started sharing her wellness lifestyle, life coaching in classes and on social media platforms. Jessica enjoys time with her family – husband David and three sweet and spicy kids. Be inspired and join Jessica in her whole body wellness coaching journey on Instagram and Facebook!

 

Christine Tacoma

Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist. Christine is a graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies and is offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Aromatherapy Massage at the Spa. She Especially enjoys helping clients find relief from head, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as headache issues. Christine is fascinated by the peaceful and inviting environment present at J. Jukuri Spa and Salon and the healthy sense of well-being in each contractor. Working with the Spa and Salon encourages her to enhance her own life with the products and services offered and to enlighten others with the promising results of Aveda and Young Living Essential Oils. Her interests include playing piano, drawing, and spending time outside.

Monnie Bigelow

Cosmetologist

Monnie is a graduate of Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology. She has been in the beauty industry for 16 years. Making people look and feel good about themselves is the most rewarding part of her job. She enjoys a good challenge whether it’s a great haircut or a fabulous hair color makeover. The best compliment is someone else complimenting her work. She has attended hair shows in Las Vegas and Chicago to ensure that she stays current with the latest trends. When Monnie isn’t at the salon you can find her boating, golfing, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to making you feel amazing!

Samantha Gaboury

Esthetician

Samantha is a Licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist, a graduate of the Salon Professional Academy of Holland for cosmetology and the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids for Esthetics. She offers customized and specialized facials for every skin type and has a great education in Aveda products and background, having gone to an Aveda Institute. Samantha strives to help others, not only with their skincare needs and developing a better skincare routine, but also with helping them relax. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. 

Karen Larson

Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist. Karen is a 2016 graduate of Minnesota School of Business. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Massage Therapy. She currently has 4+ years of massage experience, including work at XpresSpa in the MSP airport and at LifeSpa, a spa connected to Lifetime Fitness in the Twin Cities area. Karen has had a Sports Massage continuing education class and plans to take more classes in other modalities as well. Her focus is on Deep Tissue Massage. Her goal is to help clients to de-stress from their daily lives and to find relief from the aches & pains that may be affecting their lives. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with her friends & family, and curling up with a good book.

Kelly Kitti

Receptionist

Our receptionist, a former CMT, understands massage and its many benefits. Kelly has a deep interest in wellness & health and finds the environment here at J. Jukuri Spa & Salon a joy to work in. After moving around as a military wife and mother of six, she came back to her Traprock roots. She loves her 9 grandchildren, her fur babies & fur grands, books, and being where the water meets the shore. Snowshoeing, kayaking and hiking are her favorite outdoor activities here, but snorkeling in warmer waters is even better!

Isabelle Curtin

Massage Therapist

Isabelle Curtin comes to us with 20+ years of experience. She graduated in 1999 from the National Holistic Institute located in the SF Bay area. Isabelle is certified in both Eastern and Western massage as well as a Certified Health Educator. Her training included an externship which featured various pathologies. The professional transition as a marketing executive to a massage therapist, and from San Francisco to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was a bit of a challenge. Isabelle enjoys spending time with her family and the life provided by all the U.P. has to offer.

Lisa Storm

Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist. Lisa is a graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies, and has continued education with The Upledger Institute, and C.A.R.E. Clinic. She offers 8 years of experience and specializes in Swedish Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy I & II, Somato Emotional Release (SER 1, SER 2), and Raindrop Technique® using Young Living essential oils, VitaFlex. Being trained in many modalities, as well as with the essential oils, allows Lisa to create a customized massage blend for each client. In her free time, Lisa loves learning about essential oils and other alternative ways to enhance her life and the lives of her clients. She also enjoys reading and traveling to warm places.

Karyn Ruohonen-Rudak

Avesa Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher

Certified Avesa Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher, Integrated Listening System Practitioner, Certified Provider Bone Conduction-The Listening Program. Karyn has received training from The C.A.R.E. Institute on Emotional Clearing with Young Living Essential Oils, the Raindrop Technique®, and VitaFlex. Karyn has also taken classes in Intuitive Kinesiology and Emotional Release. One of her passions is emotional health, and she has a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Psychology and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Another passion is to teach others about Young Living Essential Oils, wellness and emotional wellness. Karyn provides Reiki, Avesa Balancing, Emotional Wellness Sessions, VitaFlex Sessions, Neuroauricular Technique Sessions, Zyto And ITovi Scans. Her interests include photography, reading, being outdoors, self improvement, and spending family time with her husband and two kids.