Meet Our 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, BodyTalk, emotional healing, skincare - facials, hair removal - facial waxing, haircare - cutting, coloring, styling, nail care - mani, pedi, Far Infrared Sauna therapy, Custom Spa Packages and more! We are an AVEDA Concept Salon.


Jessica Jukuri, Owner

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Cosmetologist. Jessica is a graduate of The Institute of Natural Therapies and Northern Michigan University. Continued education through C.A.R.E Clinic, Aveda, BodyTalk System, CFT Global Team.  She offers 15 years of Massage Therapy and 13 years of Cosmetology experience. Jessica's massage technique, blends Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage and Traditional Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, along with other modalities. 

She also specializes in the Raindrop Technique® using Young Living Essential oils and Vitaflex, Emotional Release Technique, CFT, BodyTalk and healing Reiki. Jessica has a passion for challenging body conditions, recovering past and present injuries, physical and emotional pain management. Her hands-on healing work, is also infused into her customized Skin Care services. Jessica offers Aveda Facials available for all skin types. 

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 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 wellness journey on Instagram and Facebook! 


Lisa Storm

Licensed Massage Therapist. Lisa is a graduate of The Institute of Natural Therapies, 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, and Raindrop Technique® using Young Living Essential Oils, VitaFlex. Being trained in many modalities, as well as with 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.


Janell Huuki

Licensed Cosmetologist. Janell graduated from the Main Street School of Cosmetology. She enjoys serving and pampering her clients with Aveda hair care and spa products. Her services include: Haircuts, Haircolor/Highlights, Facial Waxing, Manicures and Pedicures. Janell truly loves to help others look and feel their best. Her other interests include educating herself and others on holistic health, lifting weights, mountain biking, spending time with friends and family, and just being outdoors adventuring. She also has an undying love of dark chocolate!

Christine Tacoma

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.


Maria Larson

Licensed Massage Therapist. Maria is a 2017 graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies. She offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Aromatherapy Massage and strives to provide her clients with a healing balance of mind and muscular relaxation. She works with a wide variety of clients and especially enjoys helping mothers find relaxation and relief from aches and pains throughout pregnancy and into motherhood. A few things that make her happiest include baking/cooking, learning about alternative health, and being with her husband and smiley baby boy.


Karen Larson

Licensed Massage Therapist. Karen is a 2016 graduate of Minnesota School of Business. She graduated with Associates degree in Applied Sciences in Massage Therapy. She currently has 3+ years of massage experience, including work at XpresSpa, in the MSP airport, and working at the LifeSpa, a spa connected to Lifetime Fitness in the Twin Cities area. Karen is currently taking 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 & to find relief from the aches & pains that may be affecting their lives. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and curling up with a good book.


Jill Moyryla

Licensed Massage Therapist/PTA. Jill is a graduate of The Institute of Natural Therapies and Finlandia University. She offers 9 years of Massage Therapy and currently offers 11 years of Physical Therapy at Aspirus Keweenaw. Continued education includes; Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians Course and Kinesiotaping Course. Jill’s massage techniques include Swedish and Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage, specializing in improving movement of soft tissue adhesions. Her goal is to provide pain relief from both acute and chronic conditions by using massage therapy techniques and also helping to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for her clients. In her free time, Jill likes to spend time with her husband and three children enjoying various outdoor activities that the UP has to offer.


Christian Baker

Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. (NITE). Christian offers 4 years of massage/bodywork experience. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, as well as Reflexology. Christian has training in essential oils, basic nutrition, and flower essences. He enjoys helping people, and strives to improve the happiness and well-being of everyone he meets. In his free time Christian enjoys sailing, kayaking, and wood carving. 


Karyn Ruohonen-Rudak

Certified Avesa Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher, Integrated Listening System Practitioner, Certified Provider Bone Conduction-The Listening Program. Karyn has received training from the CARE 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.

Samantha Manderfield

Licensed Massage Therapist. Samantha attended the Institute of Natural Therapies. Her massage technique is an intuitive combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reiki (energy-based) bodywork. She believes in the healing power of touch, and hopes to bring peace, love, joy, and good health through her practice. She enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling, practicing mindfulness, and studying holistic health.