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.
Owner of THE SPA’AH
MASSAGE THERAPIST/ OWNER
R. Michelle Christen, MMT, CMLDT
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 as a Master Massage Therapist 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 such, she has also obtained her national CMLDT (Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist) in the Vodder technique through Klose Training. This certification along with continuing education in oncology massage allows her to assist those suffering from cancer, effectively reduce traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, .
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 of 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, gua sha, 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.
Kim Lutz-Adams, LMT
Kim is a graduate of Touching America School of Massage. Layering her background in nursing with her education in massage, Kim is very impassioned about serving others. She enjoys providing clients with a relaxed session where she engages the client’s focuses. She is skilled in relaxation, deep tissue, stones, prenatals. Kim’s touch is firm and confident, and helps provide relief from chronic aches and pains.
April Haney, LMT
April is a 2006 graduate of the St. Louis College of Health Careers and is nationally certified as a massage therapist. She incorporates Chinese as well as Hawaiian island methods into her work. She is all about balancing the meridians of the body and keeping a flow constantly going during her massage. April has a calming energy and a great deal of knowledge and experience. She practices relaxation, deep tissue, reflexology, and a variety of other spa treatments
Ashley Harvey, LMT
Ashley is a 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 relaxing and enjoyable experience. She practices relaxation, deep tissue, hot stones, prenatal, and other spa services.
Melissa Ferrantino, LMT
Melissa is a 2011 graduate of Everest University and is nationally certified as a massage therapist and maintains licenses in Arkansas and Florida. She enjoys the study of east modalities with Ayurveda influences including muscle meridian sedation. Melissa practices relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, and a variety of spa treatments.
Valina Schembra, LMT
Valina is graduate of River Valley School of Massage in Russellville. She enjoys therapeutic massage, vibrational energy, and crystals. Valina loves to work with children and expecting mothers. She performs a number of massage modalities including swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, pre and post natal, hot bamboo, and lomi.
Brooke Slias, LMT
Brook is a graduate of Austin School of Massage Therapy and comes to our spa with twenty years experience in the spa industry. She is proficient in swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology, and many spa services such as scrubs, facial massage, and body wraps. Brooke is an intuitive bodyworker and voted best massage therapist in Maumelle, AR in 2013.
Brittany Young, LMT
Brittany is a graduate of River Valley School of Massage in Russellville. She has a very congenial personality and enjoys interacting with clients to fulfill their request. Brittany is versed in swedish, hot stones, pre and post natal, and her favorite modality is deep tissue.
Patty Wells, LE
Patty is a graduate of Arkansas Beauty College in Little Rock and a licensed Esthetician. She is also a CNA, and has a background as customer service manager for a large cosmetic retailer. Patty is an advocate about skin care, but also enjoys waxing and galvanic treatments. She also has extensive experience working with women of color and assisting them with their skin care regimen.
Regina Childers , LE
Regina is graduate of The Salon Professional Academy and is a licensed Esthetician. She loves helping people achieve their best skin and appearance. Some of her favorite procedures include chemical peels, dermaplaning, waxing, and lashes. Regina is also attending Body Wellness Massage Academy in Conway, where she will obtain her diploma for licensing as a Massage Therapist.