We had the good fortune of connecting with Arha Holt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Arha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When most people think of massage therapy they feel it is a luxury experience and private. So I thought to myself how can I take something that is often seen so private and make it fun and that is when I thought of a massage party. The black community has supported my business in such a tremendous way and I am so proud of that. Mainly because a lot of us, African Americans, do not practice enough self care. For most of them its their first time ever receiving a massage and its such a heart warming experience to watch. 

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
What sets me apart is the experience that I provide my clients. It begins with fluffy oversized cotton robes, the clean linens, aromatherapy and music that lingers in you for days. Creating an atmosphere where you can reconnect with your bestie or celebrate with your hubby brings joy to my heart. Getting to where I am now has not been easy but its worth it. Helping myself and helping those around me is what matters most to me. I love a challenge. As an entrepreneur overcoming challenges has become a second nature thing for me. I never look back and I always keep one foot in front of other. Staying ready is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. Always remember that success is when preparation meets opportunity. Im still learning and growing within my business. So far I am learning to be patient with myself and how to protect my peace and energy. I want the world to know that I am just a girl with a dream. My inspiration comes from my love for spa modalities and my vision was given to me by God. In that vision I wanted to create a fun relaxing social environment for women and men to gather amongst each other in the most serene way.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When you come to Huntsville, AL your number one stop should be Beauty Contour Me. Its a new upcoming salon and spa that offers many fun services like massages, facials, laser lipo, teeth whitening, hair treatments, yoni steams, plus more. Next check out the Dark Side Coffee where you can grab your morning cup of coffee plus lunch. Shop at Vivian Boutique & TK by Tasha Mack Boutique. And if you are looking to have some exotic fun then head over to Exhibit Hsv where you can enjoy a nude sip and paint experience.  

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my family and close friends who has encouraged me and who wants to see me succeed. Special thanks to my beautiful friend Ms Bridgette Washington over at Salon AADR for recommending me to Voyage. Many thanks to my clients who continuously support me and to the therapist who work right beside me. I could never say thank you enough.

Website: ladyamassageparties.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ladyamassageparty
Facebook: facebook.com/ladyamassageparties
Other: email: ladymassageparties@gmail.com

Image Credits
Charles Beason Photography

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