Meet the Team

I graduated from New Image Technical Center in O'Fallon, IL in 2018 and became a licensed esthetician. I love offering relaxing and customized facials and waxing in our spa! I recently became the owner of our new sister spa, Massage Spa of O'Fallon. I can be reached directly via email or by phone for appointment requests or feedback about our spa.

Outside of working I enjoying spending time with family and friends and practicing yoga and meditation.


  • B.S. in Operations Management, Northern Illinois University, 2003

Certifications and Memberships

  • Aesthetics Certification, New Image Technical Center, 2018

Certifications and Training

  • Facials

  • Peels

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Lash and Brow Tinting

  • Lash Lifts

  • Waxing

  • Body Treatments

  • Sculpt Massage (Hot oil and steam)

Diane Deis RN, LMT

Diane's interest in massage was sparked during her nursing career in which patients loved a back massage from her! She had been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She worked in a nursing home and then a hospital, and then joined the Air Force and became commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March, 1987. Throughout her 20 year tenure in the Air Force Nurse Corps, Diane worked as a clinical nurse, flight nurse, in quality risk management, disease management, and finally, at her last assignment, before retiring at the rank of Major, worked as an operations officer in aeromedical evacuation at Tanker Airlift Command and Control Center, Scott Air Force Base, IL.

Following her retirement, she continued to work as a clinical nurse in medical centers in St Louis. In 2010, she pursued her interest in massage by attending The Body Therapy Center, where she completed her certification the following year. After she became licensed, she continued to work as a nurse in a clinic while working part-time as a massage therapist up until 2014, when she became a full-time massage therapist in a chiropractic office and now here at Michelle's Massage Therapy. Diane is available at the O'Fallon location.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1985

Certifications and Memberships

  • Certification in Massage Therapy, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage Therapy, 2011

  • Associated Bodyworkers Massage Professionals (ABMP)


  • Plantar Fasciitis Relief, The Body Therapy Center, Holly Pinto, 2018

  • Myofascial Release/Unwinding - Seminar & Workshop, John F. Barnes, 2018

  • Myofacial Release-2 Seminar, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2017

  • Lymphedema & Complete Decongestive Therapy, Barbara Ingram-Rice, OT, LMT, May 2017

  • Myofascial Release I Seminar & Workshop, John F. Barnes, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 2016

  • Myofascial Release of the Neck and Shoulder; St Louis, MO, December 2014

  • Deep Tissue Massage Through Light Touch; St Louis, MO, May 2014

  • Prenatal Massage; The Body Therapy Center School of Massage, Swansea, IL, August 2011

Shelley Gavin LMT, BCTMB

I am Shelley Gavin and I have been a Licensed, Board Certified Massage Therapist since 2006. I can be reached at 618-973-2670. The first time I received a massage I absolutely loved everything about it. The effect massage has on the whole body, mind, and spirit is amazing. Whatever situation you are experiencing, physical pain or a stressful life, massage therapy can definitely help you. I will customize your session for your specific needs by using Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching, MediCupping Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Aromatherapy and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Ashiatsu is my favorite kind of massage. I am up on the table using my feet to give you the most relaxing and BEST deep tissue massage ever. I absolutely love learning new techniques that will help you achieve your goals for relief and relaxation. This is your time to focus on YOU!

Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Fasciashi Barefoot Massage Therapist, Sole Shine, 2018

  • Board Certified Massage Therapist, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2006

  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2006

  • American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member, 2005

  • Massage Therapy Certification Completed, Midwest Institute for Massage, 2006

  • Certified in Medicupping Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Ace Institute 2021


  • Intermediate FasciAshi, Soleshine Barefoot Massage, 2019

  • Pado Pure Wave Massager, Elements of Wellness School of Massage, 2018

  • FashiAshi Fundamentals, Solshine Barefoot Massage, 2017

  • Prenatal Massage, MEU, 2017

  • Total Body Stretch, MEU, 2017

  • Massage Cupping Therapy, Ace Massage Cupping, 2016

  • Integrating Anatomy and Treatment of Upper Body Frozen Shoulder, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • Clinical Assessment of Low back, Hips and Gluts, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • Professional Ethics for the Bodyworker, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • Introduction to Advanced Bodywork Techniques, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • MediCupping Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Technique, Face Lift and Drainage, Ace MediCupping, 2021

Amy Courtwright, LMT, BCTMB

My website:

Hi, I am a board certified, licensed massage therapist. I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in 2006. For over 15 years I worked in the corporate world before moving to massage full time in February of 2019. Seeing how the daily stresses of an office job can take a toll on a person's body has inspired me to specialize in relieving those tired shoulders, neck, and back. I combine many modalities in each session. Client favorites include hot stones, ashiatsu barefoot massage, cupping therapy, trigger point, and doTERRA aromatherapy. If you're in search of a deep tissue massage, I definitely recommend you booking an ashiatsu barefoot session with me. Client favorites include hot stones and Myofascial Release. Cupping Therapy and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage available March 2019.

I’m available at the O'Fallon location by appointment: O’Fallon: Sunday-Thursday (9am-9pm)

Licensing, Certification, and Memberships

  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, #227.008642

  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Member since 2018

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), #518082-06

  • Certificate in Massage Therapy, The Healing Arts Center, 2006

Continued Education

  • FasciAshi Fundamentals, Center for Barefoot Massage, Available Late March 2020

  • Therapeutic Cupping, Complementary Alternative Therapies, 2019

  • Headaches, Facial Pain & Massage, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2019

  • MFR Core and Extremities, Elements of Wellness, 2018

  • Chronic Pain Management, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2018

  • Low Back Pain, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2018

  • Planter Fascitis, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • Frozen Shoulder, The Body Therapy Center, 2016

  • Assessment Based Treatment for the Shoulder Part II, Healing Arts Center, 2014

  • Assessment Based Treatment for the Shoulder Part I, Healing Arts Center, 2014

  • Auth Method (Forearm Massage), Shari Auth (self-study), 2014

  • Restorative Yoga for the Massage Therapist, The Body Therapy Center, 2012

  • 21 Deep Tissue Techniques, The Healing Arts Center, 2009

  • Hot Stone Therapy, The Healing Arts Center, 2009

Robin Hart LMT, CNMT

I first became interested in becoming a massage therapist after I witnessed the transformative effects of myofascial release. I was working as a special education teacher with an early intervention program. There was an 18-month-old girl there with cerebral palsy. She was drawn up like a tight little ball, her muscles would not cooperate and she frequently cried with frustration. Our team had the opportunity to learn myofascial release techniques. We massaged her every day for around 6 weeks. Slowly her muscles relaxed to the point that she was able to stretch her tiny body out and propel herself down the hallway on a scooter board! That's when I promised myself I would learn more about massage. I found my passion!

A session with me might include, Swedish, neuromuscular massage, hot stone, aromatherapy, ashiatsu, and reflexology.

Robin has hours in O'Fallon and may be reached at: 719-209-6730


  • Graduate Credits Early Childhood Education, Hamline University, 1992

  • Master's Equivalency Special Education, Temple University, 1980

  • B.S. in Elementary & Special Education, Kutztown University, 1975

Licensing, Certification, and Memberships

  • Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED, Contemporary Life Saving Training, 2018

  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2017

  • Certified Reflexologist, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011

  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level 1 Stretch to Win Institute, 2014

  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (CNMT), Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2005

  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, since 2005

Continuing Education

  • National Clinical Vacuum Cupping Certification, Niel Asher, 2020

  • Qigong Certification, Jeff Primack, Supreme Science Qigong Center, 2018

  • Mastering 16 Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People, Institute for Brain Potential, 2018

  • Level 1 CKTT program in Kinesio Taping Method, Matthew Villegas, 2018

  • Healing Moves to Cultivate Loving Attention, ABMP, 2018

  • Ethics for the Real World, ABMP, 2016

  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Arm, Wrist, Shoulder, TMJ, Til Luchau, 2015

  • Lymphedema Management, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, 2015

  • Prenatal Massage, The Benjamin Institute of Advanced Studies, 2015

  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 3, International Institute of Reflexology, 2014

  • Usui Reiki Level 1, Jose Alberto, Reiki Master, 2012

  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 2, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011

  • The Art of Foot Reading, The International Institute of Reflexology, 2011

  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 1, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011

  • Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release, Cross Country Education, 2009

  • PUSH (Power Under Soft Hands): The Upper Body, 2009

  • Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Deepfeet 3, Anterior/Side-lying, 2008

  • Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Barefoot Basics, 2008

  • Introduction to Facilitated Stretching, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2007

  • Myofascial Release 1, John Barnes, 2007

  • Geriatric Massage Techniques, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2006

  • Spa Massage Therapy,Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2006

  • Visceral Massage Therapy, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2005

  • Internship with Pike's Peak Hospice, Aromatherapy Foot Massage, 2005

My website: HandzenFeet Wellness

Tessa graduated from the Body Therapy Center, School of Massage in 2018, and earned her massage therapist license in 2018. She specializes in several modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, and MyoFascial Release; add to that an extensive knowledge of cupping therapy, hot stone therapy, prenatal & infant massage. She is continuing a personal interest studying herbalism and aromatherapy. She is a member of AMTA.

A military spouse/work-at-home Mom for 20 years, she has volunteered and worked with first responders, active duty military, and veterans with PTSD, as well as their dependents, to facilitate their process as they pursue building their health and wellness. She is a member of the VFW auxiliary.

Immersed in the health and wellness community at an early age, and fascinated by traditional & holistic medicine, and practices complementary to modern medicine, she found interests in herbalism, yoga, music/dance and art therapy, Anatomy/Physiology Body work, and Energy work. She became a reiki practitioner, finally earning the Reiki Master Teacher attunement in 2016.

Now, a cancer survivor and single mom, she is committed to beautifying and improving her environment, and helping make our community an enjoyable relaxing place to thrive.

Brenda Anthony, LMT

Healing work is my profession and my life’s path. My style is customized for each client and incorporates a blend of modalities including Swedish, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reiki. Lymphatic drainage is a light pumping technique that works to move stagnate fluid throughout the body. Relieving pain and pressure in joints, quickening the recovery of muscle tissue, and allowing new fluid to facilitate healing. Reiki is a light touch, deeply relaxing energy healing technique. Using a series of still hand placements, Reiki works with the body’s energy flow to bring stillness and rest. I feel everyone can benefit from Reiki, especially those dealing with anxiety, stress, grief, depression, and irregular sleep.

Van Deursen, LMT

Van is a recent graduate from the Body Therapy Center in pursuit of facilitating healing, education, and self-care through professional massage practices. Only currently booking on Sundays 3pm -9pm. (618) 616-4411