About Us

The professional relationship between a client and massage therapist is vital to the treatment results. Compatibility is difficult to evaluate based on reading a bio or even from a friends recommendation, so I offer the first massage appointment at 1/2 price ($30). I consider this first appointment an "interview" for the client to decide if their expectations were met, they were comfortable, and their concerns were addressed.

Self Centered Massage Studio, PLLC

1102 A Street, Suite 502

Tacoma , WA 98402 map it

(253) 905-2828

Hours of Operation

M 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
T 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
W 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Th 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
F 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sa By Appointment Only
S By Appointment Only

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Pleased and surprised by the results of my first session,will be back. Highly recommend.

    Thanks JoElle. I'm still sore a day later, but I can feel the changes in my body already. Can't wait for our next appointment!

  • The location is convenient to downtown Tacoma and the space is amazing. I look forward to future massages with JoElle.

    Jo Elle is very personable and kind. Best masseuse I've ever had!

  • Great first time appointment, very peaceful and beautiful space. JoElle focused on the areas requested and things feel so much more relaxed. I am looking forward to coming back.

    I like the the room and lighting. The aroma. Just what I needed

  • I didnt have to say much for her to find the problems and fix them

    It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.

  • It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.

    JoElle took the time to make sure she knew what areas to focus on, she checked in regarding pressure throughout, and was very skillful. Great massage!

New Client Massage Special

$30
60min
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Relaxation Massage

$30
30min
$60
60min
$90
90min
$120
120min
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Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment

$30
30min
$60
60min
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Pain Management Massage

$30
30min
$60
60min
$90
90min
$120
120min
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Scalp Massage

$10
10min
$20
20min
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Facial Massage

$15
15min
$25
30min
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Foot Massage

$15
15min
$25
30min
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Massage Cupping

$75
60min
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JoElle T.

License: WA #MA 60550897

48 Verified Reviews

New Client Massage Special

$30
60min
Request Appt

Relaxation Massage

$30
30min
$60
60min
$90
90min
$120
120min
Request Appt

Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment

$30
30min
$60
60min
Request Appt

Pain Management Massage

$30
30min
$60
60min
$90
90min
$120
120min
Request Appt

Scalp Massage

$10
10min
$20
20min
Request Appt

Facial Massage

$15
15min
$25
30min
Request Appt

Foot Massage

$15
15min
$25
30min
Request Appt

Massage Cupping

$75
60min
Request Appt
by Kevin on Nov 19
Pleased and surprised by the results of my first session,will be back. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Nov 19
Thanks JoElle. I'm still sore a day later, but I can feel the changes in my body already. Can't wait for our next appointment!
by Tina on Nov 12
The location is convenient to downtown Tacoma and the space is amazing. I look forward to future massages with JoElle.
by Nancy on Nov 10
Jo Elle is very personable and kind. Best masseuse I've ever had!
by Anonymous on Nov 02
Great first time appointment, very peaceful and beautiful space. JoElle focused on the areas requested and things feel so much more relaxed. I am looking forward to coming back.
by Susan on Oct 06
I like the the room and lighting. The aroma. Just what I needed
by Rachel on Sep 30
I didnt have to say much for her to find the problems and fix them
by Moe on Sep 18
It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.
by Moe on Sep 18
It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.
by Anonymous on Sep 07
JoElle took the time to make sure she knew what areas to focus on, she checked in regarding pressure throughout, and was very skillful. Great massage!

Average Rating:

4.96 (Based on 48 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
100 %

Professionalism
by Kevin on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
Pleased and surprised by the results of my first session,will be back. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
Thanks JoElle. I'm still sore a day later, but I can feel the changes in my body already. Can't wait for our next appointment!
by Tina on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
The location is convenient to downtown Tacoma and the space is amazing. I look forward to future massages with JoElle.
by Nancy on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
Jo Elle is very personable and kind. Best masseuse I've ever had!
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Great first time appointment, very peaceful and beautiful space. JoElle focused on the areas requested and things feel so much more relaxed. I am looking forward to coming back.
by Susan on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
I like the the room and lighting. The aroma. Just what I needed
by Rachel on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
I didnt have to say much for her to find the problems and fix them
by Moe on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.
by Moe on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
It was definitely one of the best massages I've had although I could have used a lil more pressure but I didn't verbalize that. She definitely knows what she's doing.
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
JoElle took the time to make sure she knew what areas to focus on, she checked in regarding pressure throughout, and was very skillful. Great massage!
by Kathleen on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
Helped tremendously...no more shoulder pain or tooth pain! So very relaxing!
by Brent on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
My first visit was enjoyable. JoElle takes the time to ask questions to make sure all of your problem areas are addressed.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Overall the best hour to help release the tension off my back pain & my tense shoulders
by Elliott on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
JoElle did a really great job and helped me tremendously, while putting me at ease. It was great!
by Alex on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
JoElle is fantastic, and always makes sure you leave feeling 100%. Her space is relaxing and feels remote in it's tucked away location. She is knowledgeable and really cares about the pain you're in, she's solution oriented and wants to help. I have been to many massage therapists and she is by far my favorite. This was my second appointment and I will definitely be back.
by Kelly on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
JoElle is great at listening to all aspects of the individual: verbally, emotionally, and physically and responds accordingly. I have been to Self Centered Massage several times and each time is a wonderful, warm, healing experience. Thank you. Kelly Hale
by Dani on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
You’re amazing JoElle! Grateful to have had my first massage here.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
JoElle is amazing. She know how to find the spots that are bothering you and she spends the time to get rid of them. She is also very friendly and easy to chat with. I highly recommend Self Centered Massage Studio!
by Angela on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
JoElle Thompson is very knowledgeable and accomplished. I am having major jaw and neck pain. After my first appointment, I could feel relief and progress. Something I hadn't experience in the preceding six weeks. I highly recommend her. It's an added bonus that she's a lovely person on top of being professional and capable.
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Great!
by Jocelyn on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
My experience was amazing. My shoulder pain and stiff neck totally gone . She did it the way I wanted. Smooth and professional. I highly recommend her to my family and friends. Thanks again and looking forward seeing her again
by Jamie on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Joelle was very professional and excited about her work. I think her dental hygiene background really sets her apart. She is very comfortable working chair side with clients. She offers intra-oral massage which is helpful if you are trying to consider the whole body and many people carry tension in their jaw and the muscles surrounding the jaw.
by Joni on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management Massage with JoElle T.
excellent responsiveness to my needs
by Dana on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
JoEllle is professional, knowledgeable and contagiously enthusiastic and passionate about her work. She listens very well and continues to check in to guide her service. I'v had many massages and for me, JoEllle is the one who truly personalized the treatment. I will see JoEllle again and rave about her to all I know. Thanks JoEllle!
by Becky on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
JoElle is very knowledgeable and intuitive. She uses both working with me.
by Sue on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
JoElle is awesome! She is personable, skilled in her profession and customized treatment to fit my needs. She asked how I was doing throughout the appointment and helped relieve tightness in my neck and shoulder areas. I highly recommend JoElle as a massage therapist and for those with specific TMJ / neck pain. Thanks, JoElle!
by Ilona on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
I've been suffering stiffness in my neck for more than a year. I've been to other massage therapists, chiropractors. I have to say JoElle has a touch and technique like no other I've experienced. I am feeling better than I have in a very long time. Highly recommend.
by Nancy on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management/Reduction Massage with JoElle T.
Excellent massage! The best ever. My back feels better and less tight. Wish I could do this every week!
by Peggy on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
I so appreciate JoElle brining to her massage practice her years of wisdom & experience as a dental hygienist which has been so beneficial in alleviating discomfort from TMJ. Would highly recommend.
by Karlyn on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
I appreciated the entire experience. JoElle is not only a kind and caring provider but knowledgeable and did an Excellent job!
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Loved every second.
by Jennifer on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
I have never had a MT that was so inituitve. I appreciate someone that takes their time to know what my body needs
by Nicole on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Intra-Oral Massage/TMJ Treatment with JoElle T.
JoElle is very good. I would highly recommend her. One of the best massages I've ever had. She is very skilled at intra oral massages for TMJD pain.
by Wendi on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
JoElle is very personable and kind, and she tries to anticipate questions to make sure it's a pleasant experience. I have never had a neck massage quite like that and it seemed to get deep into my troubled areas. Thank you for the great work!
by Rebecca on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
JoElle was wonderful. If you are looking for a real massage to serve real benefits whether you get migraines or stand for long hours (both of which I do) or have general or localized aches and pains, this is the person for you! Her intuition and ability to find all of the spots you need work (before you even mention them!) is remarkable. I will definitely return!
by Lindsay on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Best massage experience I've had!
by Deborah on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
Really lovely massage and very effective -- my body feels like it had a needed overhaul. I'd like to go weekly.
by Mitchell on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management/Reduction Massage with JoElle T.
I very much enjoy getting a massage at Self Centered Massage Studio. JoElle is very professional and fun to talk to. I am happy that she is my massage therapist.
by Allison on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Pain Management/Reduction Massage with JoElle T.
Her studio is very inviting and comfortable, the lighting and ambiance is just perfect for a therapeutic massage! JoElle is wonderful at finding my trouble areas and working out the aches and pains. I will definitely be going back!
by Barb on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage Special with JoElle T.
I felt so good the next day will definitely be back
by Lindsey on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Pain Relief Treatment with JoElle T.
Such an amazing experience! Will definitely be back.
by Devin on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Great experience
by Anonymous on Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
That JoElle was able to get in the tough spots that I had to be worked out. The BEST experience that I've ever had at a masseuse.
by Mitchell on Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
I really enjoyed my massage!
by Kelly on Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Loved it, particularly feep tissue massage, focusing on troubled spots.
by Kelly on Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Loved it, particularly feep tissue massage, focusing on troubled spots.
by Anonymous on Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Sublime massage.
by Susan on Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation Massage with JoElle T.
Truly a special lady with skills that I have not experienced before i am very grateful to have crossed paths with joell. The healing is like none other and I have been seeing healing practitioners for at least 30 years...no lie!

Self Centered Massage Studio, PLLC

1102 A Street, Suite 502

Tacoma , WA 98402 map it

Phone: (253) 905-2828

  • Self Centered Massage Studio, PLLC

  • 1102 A Street, Suite 502
  • Tacoma , WA 98402
  • (253) 905-2828