Megan Douglas, LMT
On a mission to raise healthcare consciousness, Megan believes healing begins with calmness and extends this serene feeling into every aspect of Serenity. Megan has 13 years massage experience, and still her greatest joy is interacting with guests.
Nothing makes her happier than seeing how thrilled our guests are when arriving at Serenity. One of Megan's specialties is intraoral massage. This technique helps guests with severe headaches find relief by relaxing their jaw muscles. Megan is a wife and mother of two children, Cohen and Henry.
Cassandra Childs, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist Cassandra Childs, has been zenning out Serenity guests since 2011. If you are looking for the most excellent quality of care as well as an education in long lasting pain management, look no further than Cassandra. Cassandra is currently a student at the University of Puget Sound, getting her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. After receiving her B.S., she wants to continue onto physical therapy school to enhance her knowledge of the human body and expand her scope of practice. In her free time, you'll catch her dancing.
Elise Kennedy, LMT
Elise Kennedy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013. Elise strives to consistently give quality massage that meets the needs of her clients, whether physical or emotional, she enjoys helping to soothe and relax both the body and mind. The atmosphere at Serenity is Elise's favorite aspect of working at Serenity and says, "It's truly a treat just to walk in the doors, it makes your whole mood shift for the better." To enhance a massage, Elise love to offer the scalp treatment and back scrub. They both smell delicious and leave guests feeling completely relaxed and pampered. To relax outside of Serenity, Elise loves to hang out with her hubby, her daughter, and her furry feline friends.
Laurinda Hager, LMT, LE
Maddie Franco, LMT, LME
Massage Therapist and Master Esthetician, Maddie Franco, will leave you glowing inside and out. Her passion for esthetics started when she was a teenager and has grown into her career. If you’re looking for a healthy massage or a comfortable waxing experience, Maddie can provide both. Maddie enjoys being apart of Serenity because it allows her an opportunity to empower women and make them feel beautiful. Her favorite service to provide is a Brazilian Wax. While scary to some, Maddie is a veteran esthetician and can be trusted to provide you with a relaxing environment and excellent results.
Marina Shipman, LME
Our esthetician guru, Marina Shipman, has been a Master Esthetician since 2014. She graduated from Clover Park Technical College and has been oncology trained in esthetics since 2016. Some of Marina's favorite treatments to do at Serenity are microneedling and chemical peels, and loves when her guests leave feeling refreshed, radiant, and healthy. When she's not at the spa, you can find Marina spending quality time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors on a beautiful Pacific Northwest hike, or enjoying live music at a concert.
Michaele Flynn, EAMP
Michaele Flynn has been a Licensed Acupuncturist for over a decade. In her early life, Michaele worked in an Infant Learning program, as well as Head Start Grantee program support in Alaska. Her experiences in Alaska lead her towards Massage Therapy and eventually Asian Medicine. After she received her first acupuncture treatment, she knew the care of ‘mind, body, and spirit’ was what she wanted to do. At Serenity, Michaele strives to provide gentle, effective care for each of her patients; to have fun and be loving all within the short amount of time she gets with each person she meets. Micheale also loves being able to add a few minutes of cupping or guasha to enhance the supportive and relaxing qualities of her treatments. Outside of Serenity, Michaele loves yoga and Zumba, hanging out with friends, walking around beautiful Tacoma, and playing with her rescue animals.
Rebecca McCormick, DPT
Our expert in physical therapy: devoted to crafting individualized and effective rehabilitation plans for our guests. Throughout her career, Becky has worked primarily in orthopedics, focusing on manual therapy and muscle re-balancing. She has years of experience treating pelvic floor disorders including pelvic pain, incontinence, and lumbosacral dysfunction. She loves caring for the pre and post-natal community, helping women prepare and recover from childbirth. If you’ve experienced ineffective physical therapy in the past, Becky wants to work with you!
Sheila Strecker, LMT
Sheila Strecker is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been working as a massage therapist since 2014. A beautiful free spirit, Sheila spent her years before massage adventuring around the world. She was an Au Pair in Ireland, worked at an art museum, a pizza parlor, and was even a farmer! She caries this creativity into her work and blends it with professionalism to always find the perfect care plan for each of her patients. Her goal at Serenity is to educate all of her patients and create a space for people to feel they can unwind and forget their troubles for at least an hour. Sheila enjoys being able to feel relaxed with her clients and says working with supportive coworkers always help her feel at ease. Her favorite way to treat guests is the Scalp Treatment Enhancement. It smells amazing, and who doesn’t like having their scalp massaged for 10 minutes?
Taylor Booth, LMT
Don’t let Master Esthetician and Massage Therapist, Taylor Booth, fool you with her sweetness - this gal gives a mean massage. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or in need of some serious stress release, Taylor can get the job done. While Taylor is very skilled as a therapist, she also shines as an esthetician. Taylor’s favorite service at Serenity is the Ultrasonic Facial. Perfect for just about everyone, this treatment reveals youthful glowing skin with no downtime. She loves getting guests ready for big events, or just the weekend!
Trinity Songha, LMT
Trinity Songha, LMT, has been in the health and wellness industry since 2010. Before becoming a massage therapist, she was a yoga instructor. Her mission at Serenity is to bring well-being and vitality to her clients. When guests leave a massage with Trinity, they feel so much better. Trinity joined the SereniTeam in 2017 and enjoys being able to provide a healing space for clients and being surrounded by amazing co-workers. She loves being apart of the team. Some of her favorite areas to work on clients are the shoulders and neck, as they are the areas that hold the most tension and stress. She also loves to give the Serenity Scalp Enhancement, it gives her clients healthy hair, scalp AND a nice relaxing head massage at the same time! Outside of work, Trinity likes outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, and also likes to do relaxing activities such as reading, practicing yoga, or just simply sitting in stillness and sipping on a delicious cup of chai tea.
Sarah Trautman, LMT
Sarah Trautman is a LMT here at Serenity Spa. She's been massaging since 2016 and gives a great deep tissue massage. Sarah also loves adding the aromatherapy enhancement to massages, as it truly adds to the relaxation experience. She loves treating her guests to a unique and soothing massage and considers herself and her work to be a refuge from the stress of everyday life. She loves her co-workers and is very happy to be at Serenity. When she's not at work, Sarah spends time pursuing a biology degree, volunteering with Green Kent Partnership, and spending time outside hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Alex Tao, EAMP
Alex Tao is a licensed East Asian medicine practitioner, massage therapist, and nationally-board certified acupuncturist. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in Biology and in 2016 he received a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University. With his specialty in cosmetic acupuncture, you will see improvement in facial elasticity, reduction of fine lines, and a more even skin tone. As a licensed acupuncturist, Alex additionally assists his guests in injury recovery, stress disorders, anxiety, and depression. Let Alex help you to look and feel your absolute best!
Tomoko Klein, LMT
Our Licensed Massage Therapist, Tomoko, graduated from the Cortiva Institute for massage therapy in 2017. Before moving to the United States in 2014, she worked as a physical therapist for five years at an Orthopedic Hospital while living in Japan. Tomoko's biggest goal is to create a relaxing and calm environment for all of her guests, while maximizing efficiencies in their pain management. When she's not healing at Serenity, you can find her on the volleyball court or enjoying a walk in the park with her husband.
OUR SPA COORDINATORS
Our Operations Manager, Katrina Arjona, has been working in spa's since 2015. Her experience is evident and her customer service is excellent. It's her goal at Serenity to being each any every guest's experience with ease and relaxation. From offering a cup of tea, a neck wrap, or a foot soak, she feels guests truly appreciate the effort she puts forth. If there's a way Katrina can add to someone's experience, she'll try her best to make it happen. Katrina's favorite aspect of working at Serenity is being surrounded by the amazing staff she works with. Together, the team creates a very warm and welcoming space which guests feel and enjoy as soon as they enter the space. Katrina likes to recommend different services to guests, insisting that trying new services is a great way to spice things up and have a little fun! When Katrina's isn't taking care of guests at Serenity, she goes to college, advocates for self love, practices mediation, and dances. If someone's playing salsa, merengue, or bachata, she'll be there!
Serenity Spa was one of Brittany's first spas that she's ever walked into - and she hasn't looked back since! Not only is she one of our fabulous patient care coordinators, but Brittany also works as Serenity's marketing and graphic designer. Her favorite part of her position is being able to make guests feel as if they are walking into her own home. She understands the stress and worry of day-to-day life, and loves to help create an upmost comfortable and relaxing sanctuary. Outside of our spa, you can find Brittany getting cozy with her cats, practicing yoga, or doing something creative!
OUR BILLING TEAM
Billing Specialist, Elaina Clauson, has been working in billing for 12 years. Over a decade of billing has been hard work, but helping patients and contributing to their understanding of insurance has always been her reward. She has found Serenity to be a comforting place to work, and she immediately felt like she was part of the family. Outside of work, Elaina likes to hang out with her friends and family, go to the movies, and watch her son play sports.
New to the medical billing world but eager to learn all that she can (starting school in the fall for medical billing), Lani joined our team in the new year with an extensive background as an administrative assistant in her previous employment. Serenity has been a peaceful sanctuary for her, and her goal is make everyone feel warm, welcomed, and comforted from the moment they walk in. In her spare time you can find her in the mountains hiking the beautiful pacific NW, running, practicing yoga and spending quality time with family and friends.