Get to know us



About Us

Get to know US


About Us

World-Class Spa in the Heart of the Pacific Northwest


As the premier day spa in Eugene, OR, The J Spa has a highly-trained staff of experts. We love what we do, and it shows! Our team builds enduring and rewarding relationships with all of The J Spa clients.

From the moment you walk in, you enjoy a world-class spa experience that exceeds your expectations. The J Spa therapists and technicians encompass decades of expertise that serve your individual needs. Our teamwork and communication allow us to deliver the benchmark for accessible yet high-end spa services.


spa staff helping members

Why Choose The J Spa


The J Spa experts remain committed to excellence through extensive ongoing training in massage, aesthetics, customer service, and community outreach. We are the go-to destination for therapeutic bodywork and luxurious salon services. Health and beauty go hand-in-hand in our relaxing space.

Whether you come in once a year or once a week, we take the time to understand your needs to tailor your treatment accordingly. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your health and wellness. Our staff takes a collaborative approach to make sure you have the best experience possible. Ready to get started? Check out our services and get your appointment today!

Our Team

Jackie Johnson, LMT

Massage Therapist/ Owner

Jackie’s understanding of how to keep the body strong, nimble, and healthy began during her career as a track athlete. As a Division I hurdler, Jackie competed and pushed her body to perform. Now, however, she just runs for fitness. She likes to go fast and get it done so that she can move on with her busy day.

With a background in sports physiology, Jackie has now been an LMT for over 18 years. She has worked with elite, high-profile athletes in Eugene and beyond, including the 2012 US Olympic team. Jackie’s specialties include helping athletes prevent injuries and recover from training and competition regimens.

Jacqueline Welch

Front Desk

Jacqueline serves as the amazing Front Desk Assistant at The J Spa. She loves interacting with clients, helping people, and making new friends. She has more than 10 years of customer service and caregiving experience, and she is excellent at serving clients with joy and integrity.

Jacqueline enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and going for drives in the countryside and is active in ministry work. You will see her cheerful face when you come in for your relaxing spa day!

Lynne Schwartz, LMT

Massage Therapist

Lynne has been providing massage and foot reflexology for more than 30 years. She received her Oregon massage license in 2008 with training from Lane Community College.

She carries additional massage credentials from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Boston, MA, and the Reidman International Center for Complementary Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Lynne’s reflexology certification is with the International Institute of Reflexology, and she is a professional member of the Oregon Reflexology Network.

When she’s not with clients, Lynne enjoys reading learning about a variety of topics, including communication techniques, holistic health, and trees. She enjoys finding ways to connect with her community in Eugene and beyond.

Michelle Krein

Massage Therapist

At the age of 18, Michelle started practicing massage in 2006. After changing careers, she worked a variety of office jobs while continuing to practice massage on friends and family. In 2017, she returned to massage to help her fellow stressed out desk jockeys and to enjoy a healthier line of work for herself.

Michelle realized that working desk jobs for companies that didn’t have others’ best interests in mind wasn’t for her. She wanted to put good out into the world and make people feel just a little bit better. She’s happy to have a career that can offer her clients stress relief, pain relief, or even just a few minutes to relax.

Her specialties include foot spas as well as deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, therapeutic, and couples massage.

Alissa Arakelian, LMT

Massage Therapist

Alissa has been practicing the healing art of massage for 15 rewarding years. She received her education from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in the clinical massage program and also obtained a reflexology certification in 2008. 

Alissa is passionate about promoting health and wellness through the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and gives clients her full presence during sessions. Other interests include dancing, gardening, science, permaculture design and mycology.


Shelby Sullivan, LMT

Massage Therapist

Shelby graduated from Lane Community College in 2019 where she received her License for massage therapy. She worked as a chiropractors assistant and LMT offering graston, trigger point therapy, cupping, and rehabilitative massage for MVA clients.  My goal as a therapist is to utilize my training in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pre & Post Natal and Trigger Point therapy, in order to create an individualized plan to best suit your needs.

In her off time Shelby is very family oriented and nerdy. Her nerdy side varies from game nights to interests in anatomy.

Jasmine Lerma

Esthetician/Hair Stylist/Nail Tech

Jasmine graduated from NW College School of Beauty in September of 2019 and is licensed in Hair, Nails, and Esthetics. She loves to do pedicures and facials! She also loves fashion colors & braiding. 

When she’s not working, Jasmine is at the park with her family or watching Netflix and cuddling her dogs. Although she is from LA originally, Jasmine considers Eugene her home.


Christine Spatazza


Christine is a graduate of the Esthetics program at the Advanced Esthetics Institute. Her passion for esthetics and the science behind it began with an interest in skincare and how the results can affect a person both emotionally and physically. This, combined with an unwavering desire to help others, has led her to pursue a career as an Esthetician.

She appreciates the diversity of each of her guest’s skincare needs and loves helping develop a unique skincare program to keep them looking and feeling their absolute best. She is passionate about everything she does in both her professional and personal life, and is eager to learn more each day. When not at the spa, Christine enjoys spending time with her dog and two children and exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.