Sara May - Owner and Esthetician 

Sara had been waiting for the perfect moment to bring her vision to life. 
And here she is, with hers truly: The Darling Den. 
A place to have personalized skin and body services in a nurturing setting. This project was originally going to take place in her home away from home, Venice, CA. But her love for family, and a growing family of her own, cleared the path to find her way back to her real hometown here in St. Paul. 
Sara gained an immense amount of knowledge on her 23-year journey in skincare and now she gets to blend all her favorite things into her very own shop. Sara is grateful for the experience and guidance she gained along the way, working for some of the best of the best in the business, including Damone Roberts in Beverly Hills and the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. She has appeared on numerous talk shows and publications including E!, Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, and many more.
But all that aside, one of the things she values the most is creating a space that feels inclusive, private, and safe. She understands that insecurities can arise with certain services and it is her mission to make you feel at ease, in a setting that will always be comfortable. 
And so it is...The Darling Den...a place of acceptance, peace, and glowy, dewy, healthy skin. 

The Team:

Jasie - Healer | Massage Therapist

Jasie embodies the grace and enthusiasm of a brand new healer and holds the confidence and expertise of a person seasoned in bodywork. She is a seasoned bodyworker that started her education in massage therapy at Florida College of Natural Health in 2014. Since then, she has expanded her craft by learning new modalities and incorporating them into her uniquely tailored treatments. Her deep passion for assisting pre and postnatal women led her to become doula certified in 2021. She has special training in prenatal and postpartum massage and understands the special needs of this phase of life. After years of having a thriving massage practice near the beach in Saint Petersburg, Florida, she was called to move home to Minnesota to be closer to family and begin a new adventure.

Jasie is known for her compassionate and gentle spirit, while having the ability to release significant tension and chronic holding patterns in the body. Whether you need to relax, or you have a specific issue you’d like to focus on, she will intuitively create a customized treatment plan for each person using multiple techniques. Some of her favorite modalities include: energy work, cupping, reflexology, gua sha, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching/range of motion, breath work, and guided meditations. Her ultimate goal as a therapist is to hold a safe space for you to heal in a way that brings you back home to your best self. You will feel safe, seen and nurtured in her presence. If you're seeking to recharge after burnout, prepare for a big event, pamper yourself, or get into a better healthcare routine, Jasie is the therapist for you.


Megan - Massage Therapist
After moving to Minnesota from Nebraska, Megan decided to start her massage therapy journey with the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Megan completed the massage therapy program and graduated with high honors in 2018. Megan has since worked in a salon & spa setting, as well as a chiropractic office.
Megan is truly excited to bring all her skills together to offer a customized experience within a safe, relaxing, and inclusive environment. Megan is passionate about creating an exceptional and uplifting experience for everyone.
Megan uses many massage modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, and Reflexology.                                                                                                              


Sharon - Lash Artist | Esthetician

Lashes by Sharon Dale  @ The Darling Den

I am a three times certified lash artist and at my previous salon became the master lash artist. My approach to doing lashes is to give everyone a personalized lash experience, one that will flatter your face and eye shape the most.

I have been a Lash Artist and Esthetician since 2019. I graduated from Aveda where I fell in love with eyelash extensions. Enhancing your personal beauty and making beautiful bloom is what I’m passionate about.

I am also doing facials now! I am extremely detailed and refined in my work, so naturally, it was a perfect fit for me to explore my passion for skin care as well. I have a calm, skilled demeanor and you'll feel confident with me taking care of your skin.

*Because Sharon runs her own lash business, Darling Den gift cards are not redeemable for lash services with this technician.  Gift cards are redeemable for skincare services, though! 


Markus - Massage Therapist

Markus’ massage journey started in 1999 when he became an Equine Sports Massage Therapist  and used his skills to treat horses of all kinds on their paths to recovery and performance enhancement .  A few years later, he decided to get his massage therapist license and start using his skills to help people!  Since Markus has always loved learning new skills, he decided to attend nail school and received his manicurist license in 2009. Markus has worked at some of the top spas in the Twin Cities metro area building up a loyal clientele and recently opened up his own salon, Marvel & Markus in St. Paul.

In 2012, Markus was recruited by ORLY International of Los Angeles, CA, one of the top 5 nail manufacturers in the world, to be an educator for nails. In 2013 he also joined SpaRitual, a sister company of ORLY, as an international educator for nails and massage/body training.

During his time with ORLY and SpaRitual, Markus has become a sought after educator traveling the world teaching the latest body and nail techniques, and helping individuals perfect their skills and find their passion for the beauty industry. Some of the spas Markus has had the privilege educating include the prestigious Kohler Spas located in Wisconsin and Illinois, Sandals and Beaches resorts located throughout the Caribbean and the Wynn and Encore hotels located in Las Vegas. Some of his international teachings have been given in Dubai, Kuwait, Barcelona, Prague, Sydney, and Auckland, New Zealand.

Markus is beyond excited to bring his passion  for the spa industry and massage experience to The Darling Den! His massages are intuitive, comforting and effective. Markus uses a variety of massage modalities to customize each massage for the guest. Book now and let Markus help you on your self care journey!

*Because Markus runs his own business, Darling Den gift cards are not redeemable with this technician.



Shewon - Healer | Massage Therapist

I have been in the Healing Arts for 18 years through Massage Therapy, Spiritual Life Coaching, Vibration Meditation, and Death Doula work. Combining these techniques in a unique way creates a service that is one of a kind.

I started my Journey in Louisiana with Massage Therapy. After a few years of working on the physical body, I realized most of the stress in our muscles can't be released with out addressing the stress of the mind and weight of life. I then studied Vibration Meditation to Calm the Mind and Spiritual Life Coaching to bring clients to self awareness to help the Soul. 
For my Death Doula, I specialize in working with the terminally ill that is without family. I also help the living talk about death and think about their End Of Life Plan, making it more comfortable to talk about in everyday conversation. 
Healing is my passion and I am excited to continue sharing it and helping along my journey. 
For Spiritual Life Coaching appointments with Shewon please visit her link:  https://linktr.ee/alternativeevolution.