About Us

Welcome To THE SPA’AH

At THE SPA’AH, we offer massage in a number of therapeutic modalities. Restorative energy works can compliment kinetic bodywork helping to promote an increased balanced approach. Please take a moment to visit our Booking/Pricing page for the many offerings that can help accomplish your wellness and relaxation goals.

  • Massage
  • Spa Treatments
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Esthetics
  • Clinical Skin Care

Owner of THE SPA’AH


R. Michelle Christen, LMT

Michelle is a native of Conway, and is a graduate of The University of Central Arkansas holding a Bachelors in Business Administration. She is a graduate of Touching America School of Massage and is licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy. Michelle is a believer that education never stops; and therefore, she  is in constant pursuit of continuing education opportunities in advancement of her practice.

As a therapist, Michelle is empathetic to  those dealing with the management of chronic pain syndromes and providing assistance in this area. Her neck and shoulder work have helped many of her clients with persistent headaches. She enjoys use of several modalities of massage, and believes that benefits of massages are far greater than relaxation alone. Michelle is an integrative bodyworker who intuitively uses a combination modalities of massage to deliver very effective therapeutic massage. Some of her favorite practices are trigger point therapy, thai massage, sacred lomi lomi, and hot bamboo. She also enjoys the use of deep tissue, reflexology, hydrotherapy, cupping, and aromatherapy.

Visit our About Massage page to find out more about the benefits of therapeutic massage, the modalities offered, and what to expect when you receive your massage.

THE SPA’AH Specialists

THE SPA’AH specialist are licensed pursuant to compliance with the Arkansas Department of Health for Massage Therapy or Esthetics/Cosmetology.

Libby West, LMT 

Libby is a 2010 graduate from Blue Cliff College where she achieved the Dean’s List in the Massage Therapy Associate Degree Program.  Her primary focus is to provide relief to clients with injury, chronic pain, and athletic restrictions.   Libby has completed additional training in orthopedic techniques of myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy.

Ashley Harvey, LMT

Ashley is a 2017 graduate of Touching America School of Massage with honors. She is passionate about helping people with both their relaxation needs and addressing physical wellness. Ashley is very attentive to client request and delivers great customer service for a naturally relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Penny Hickey, LMT

Penny has been a therapist for ten (10) years and her massages are geared toward relaxation. She works in the modalities of Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Prenatal, and is certified in lymph/oncology massage. Penny utilizes her massage skills and also draws from her education and experience as an LPN to deliver quality client care.

Shalon Holloway, LMT, CMLD

Shalon has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2009 and has a wonderful therapeutic touch. She is certified in Manual Lymph Drainage. Shalon is an intuitive bodyworker that loves to see results when working with clients with chronic syndromes or those who just need to relax.

Amanda Johnson, LE, CNA

Amanda is a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy with both Esthetician and Cosmetology licenses. She also maintains her Clinical Nursing Assistant certification which richly enhances her knowledge and skill sets as an Esthetician. She is certified in sugaring and lymphatic drainage,’ and brings numerous talents to THE SPA’AH including chemical peels, microderm, facials, and many more spa treatments.