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, ashiatsu, KT tape, and hot bamboo. She also enjoys the use of deep tissue, reflexology, hydrotherapy, cupping, kineseology tapping, gua sha, tuning forks,reiki, 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.
Andre Sims, LMT
Andre is a 2011 graduate of Heritage College in Little Rock where he had 850 hours of education toward his licensing. He enjoys assisting clients with chronic pain syndromes and athletes with strength and conditioning. His favorite modalities are deep tissue, sports massage, stretching, and reflexology.
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
Bailey Duncan, LMT
Bailey is a 2018 graduate of River Valley School of Massage and has previous experience in the spa setting as a spa coordinator. With this experience she brings her talents of both spa services and customer service skills to each client she serves. Bailey practices a number of modalities; and enjoys delivery of therapeutic benefits through firm swedish and deep tissue.
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.
Justin Kurtz, LMT
Justin is a 2018 graduate of the Institute of Bodywork Studies. He is passionate about the care of his clients and enjoys many modalities of massage. Justin practices swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and many spa therapies.
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.
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.