Meet the Team

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Melissa, master esthetician

Melissa attended the Advanced Aesthetics Program at Clover Park Technical College. She Graduated in 2017 with her Master Aesthetics License and then moved to Florida to help open a high end Med Spa.  

Since returning home to the PNW she has been advancing her career here at Mynx! Melissa is a Connect Certified Master Hydrafacialist and is trained in all things Hydrafacial. Her other top services include Laser Hair Removal, Dermaplaning, RF/traditional Microneedling, and waxing. 

We are very excited to have her! Melissa is currently available for appointments on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Please book online or through the Vagaro App. Text with questions 253-394-8248

Theresa Howell, LMT, CCT


Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Cupping Therapist

Thai Massage + Medicine

Theresa has 15 years of education and skills gained in the healing arts practice of Bodywork. She attended Alexander School of Natural Therapeutics in Tacoma, WA in 2008 for Massage Therapy, graduating in 2009. By 2011 she ventured out on her own in helping others through massage. She is passionate about caring for people and found that a holistic approach to wellness gives her the ability to do that in one of the purest forms. It is her intention to help improve the quality of people’s lives and this work is the tool she finds most effective. Her understanding and focus on the body, mind & spirit connection is a big part of what makes her work so healing. 

While she has an extensive background in both spa and clinical treatment with certifications in Swedish Deep Tissue, Massage Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, Intraoral Massage and Neuromuscular Re-education her focus and speciality is from the Traditional Thai Medicine and Massage Lens. She received an intensive education, training and certification at The Naga Center in Portland, Oregon and continues to deepen her research and practice on this specific healing arts and approach. This is where she has found her most beneficial and profound work of healing. Currently, she is enrolled in a Nutrition Coaching Certification program that focuses on Primal Health so she can add to her offerings of healing bodywork in the near future.


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Bold brows and healthy, glowing skin have been Mary’s obsession since she was three years old. As a young adult, Mary took her passion and put it into practice, graduating from the Aveda Institute in Seattle with her Aesthetics License in 2006. If you just did the math, that’s 17 years and counting! After gaining skills and knowledge working 4 years behind the chair and 4 years as a traveling educator, Mary founded Mynx Aesthetik in 2013 and has been providing personalized skincare in Tacoma ever since. 

2023 was a big year for Mary and for Mynx Aesthetik as she purchased the Ruston Building, renovated it, and as soon as we moved to the new location she decided to go back to school to pursue her Master Esthetician License. How in the world she did not check herself in for a grippy sock vacation is still unknown (Shout out to Melissa for holding down the fort!). Nonetheless, Mary is driven by her passion for her profession, helping clients achieve their skin care goals, dedicated to staying up to date with new modalities and continues to make education a top priority, for herself, her team, and her clients.

There is nothing she loves more than seeing that perfect glow and a big smile on her client’s faces as they walk out the door.

When Mary isn’t working she loves spending time with her pup-pal, Hazel and her friends/family. Mary can be spotted in the community pumping iron at Vie Athletics and practicing her Yogi-ness at Tuladhara. She is also an avid hiker, paddle boarder, world traveler, music festival adventurer and truly believes in living her best life!

Here are some of Mary’s favorite services:

  • Potenza Radio Frequency Microneeding (RFMN)
  •  Hydrafacial
  • SkinPen Microneedling
  • Laser Facials for Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser treatment for hair removal, spider vein and pigment reduction
  • Skin Better Science Peels
  • Lamprobe: for removal of skin tags, cherry angiomas, milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, fibromas and other common minor skin irregularities.
  • Brazilian Waxing – thats right! If you’d rather wax than be lasered, this girl has got you covered!

Larissa Maninger, admin assistant

Hey There, My name is Larissa Maninger. I am an admin assistant here at Mynx Aesthetik, Prior to joining the team, I had my introduction to the aesthetics world over a decade ago while struggling with my own skin problems. During those 10 years I worked with Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and in Lash salons, in an effort to gain as much knowledge and experience as I could in the skincare and beauty world. After being able to clear up my own skin, and boost my self confidence, a passion was sparked in me to want to help others with similar skincare aspirations. My first step in being able to help others was to become a licensed esthetician and lash artist. Upon Graduating the Euro Institute of Skincare in August 2020 and becoming officially licensed in October of that same year, I then got my Master in Aesthetics shortly after. I was even more inspired to help people achieve their goals.

Megan Hart, Somatic Coach

Megan is a Registered Yoga Teacher & Certified Embodiment Coach. She believes that the more we radiate our internal beauty, it only enhances our external beauty. Megan got into somatic work because she needed it herself. She quickly realized how widespread disembodiment is in our modern culture – most of us walk around as if we’re merely brain-taxis, largely ignoring the deep wisdom within our own bodies. With Somatic Coaching, Megan can help you with: overcoming emotional struggles, anxiety/stress, feelings of unworthiness, dissociation/disembodiment, pain management, body-image and disordered eating, trauma recovery & much more! Megan is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Alternative days are an option. Text with questions: 206-660-7270 Or book a free 20 minute phone consultation here:

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Hazel, Mascot

Meet Hazel! Our mascot and honestly the most crucial member of our team, she has been working alongside Mary S. for years and has learned how to ensure clients feel relaxed and comfortable when receiving treatments. She is the goodest of girls and enjoys long walks, snuggles, and treats. Come on down and meet our favorite teammate!