About Us



Our massage therapists are licensed/certified through The Missouri State Board of Therapeutic Massage, The Board Certification for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB) and are members in good standing with The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and/or The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).


What does it mean to be Board Certified for Therapeutic Massage and why does it matter?

NCBTMB originally created a certification to support therapists in achieving excellence through licensure. Today, as they continue their mission to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession, they are going beyond basic certification to allow therapist to demonstrate a much higher level of achievement.


Laurie Knowlton, Zen3 owner, LMT, AMTA, NCTMB

Laurie is dedicated to providing her clients first class service in this calm and relaxing environment. That is why she founded Zen3 and aligned herself with the best bodywork therapists in the field. Her extensive skills in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Hydrotherapy, Orthopedic Assessment, Active Isolated Stretching, Thai Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, and Hot Stone Massage allow her to customize each therapy session to meet the individual needs of her clients.



Steven Penn, LMT, ABMP, NCTMB

Steven is committed to providing the utmost in relaxation and therapeutic massage. His skills in Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage allow him to customize each massage and provide individualized service for each client.

Steven also provides on-site chair and table massage.


Kara Trower, LMT, AMTA

Kara's goal is to use her talents to benefit each client's health and well-being.  She has worked to develop a wide range of massage therapy skills during her five years at Zen3.  Through the use of massage she can help relax your mind and ease your stress. Her therapeutic modalities help relieve chronic muscle tension as well as acute and chronic muscle pain.  She specializes in Swedish, Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, prenatal, sports massage, trigger point, positional release and deep tissue.                   

Brittney Banaei, LMT

Brittney Laleh Banaei graduated from the Professional Massage Training Center with a focus on neuromuscular therapy.  While in school she was an intern at Zen3.  She fell in love with Zen3 and their clientele and is honored to be returning to work as a therapist.  Brittney's love for dance and movement enhances her understanding of massage and the human body.  Her goal is to meet the needs of each client and to provide them with the best possible healing, relaxing experience.  When she is not working, Brittney can be found dancing, writing or playing with her dog Mildred. 




Frank Lannutti, LMT, AMTA, NCTM

To Frank, being a massage therapist is not what he does, it's who he is. His unique style of massage blends relaxation, neuromuscular therapy and positive energy flow tailoring it just for you.  Many clients come to see Frank for pain relief from a range of specific issues; the most common are back and neck pain.  You can expect he will find that "spot" and do all he can to make it better. So, whether you need deep tissue or a more gentle touch, you can count on Frank to make your Zen3 experience the best it can be.


 Kelly Schrader, Yoga Instructor

Kelly comes to us with an extensive background and brings great energy to our reception desk.  Her true passion, however, is Yoga.  Kelly has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since 2014.  Kelly noticed the benefits of yoga very early on in her practice, leading her to get her certification to teach others.  She is currently an RYT500 (500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher), working towards her ERYT.  Continuing her Yoga education is something that she views as a priority and she can be found at various training locations and workshops around town.  Kelly believes in helping her students find a better understanding of their bodies through their practice, tailoring private sessions and classes to meet her student's needs in a safe and welcoming environment


Susan Mattheis, MS, Spa Manager

Susan brings her extensive business management skills and her desire to provide every Zen3 client with an emotionally satisfying experience.  She believes every patron deserves deserves special attention.  For more than 12 years, Susan has included massage and yoga in a lifestyle designed to maintain both physical health and a sense of well-being.