About Us

 
 
Credentials

 

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 sessionto 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, NCTM

Kara has always had a true urge to care for people, and it is her genuine desire to help people realize the importance of stress management for health and well-being. She is a graduate of Professional Massage Training Center, specializing in Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Swedish massage. She is very excited to build and expand upon what she has learned. She feels very blessed for the opportunity Zen3 has given her.

                   

Ashley Smith, LMT

Ashley graduated from the Professional Massage Training Center trained in hot stone massage, neuromuscular therapy, and body wraps.  Ashley likes to focus on relaxation to give her clients the best possible massage experience.   With her variety of massage techniques she is able to adjust her treatments to meet each client’s specific needs.  Ashley looks forward to offering her Zen3 clients the all of the benefits of her massage skills.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Tammi Good, LMT, ABMP, RYT

Tammi has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1994, and teaching Yoga since 2005. She is proud to be a member of the 1st graduating class of Professional Massage Training Center in Springfield, Missouri. Since then she has received certifications in Zen Touch Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage, and Yoga Instruction, and has taken a variety of continuing education courses over the years. Her bodywork style is adaptable and unique to the individual. She enjoys helping people feel better in their body, mind, and spirit. She also offers a variety of bodywork and private yoga instruction. 

 

Ashton Barnes, Spa Manager, LMT, AMTA, NCTM

Ashton has a natural passion for the spa industry. She holds her profession to a very high standard and strides to bring her best when managing the spa. Her desire is to convey the absolute best in customer service. Ashton is a Nationally Accredited Massage Therapist. She specializes in Therapeutic and Relaxation Combination Massage, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, and many other spa modalities. Her education and awareness of the human body and its functions allow her to customize each treatment to the specific needs of her clients, leaving them feeling relaxed and renewed.

Susan Mattheis, BS, 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.