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.

Lori Granados, LMT, CMLDT

Lori is a massage therapist with a passion for the health of her clients.  Lori is certified in the Vodder Technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).  MLD is a form of light, gentle massage that acts as an external pump that pulls fluid out of the tissues to aid in the drainage of excess fluid.   MLD is the primary tool in lymphedema management and accelerates the healing process in pre- and post-surgery swelling.  Lori also specilizes in Swedish and Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.   

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 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.                   

Ashley Smith, LMT

Ashley graduated from the Professional Massage Training Center with a focus on relaxation with therapeutic benefits.  She fell in love with Zen3 and their clients and is happy to be working as a therapist.  Her goal is to meet the needs of each client and to provide them with the best possible relaxing and healing experience.  When she is not working, Ashley can be found spending time with her son and her family and friends. 



 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, Aromatherapist

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

Stacey Back, LMT

A massage from Stacey is filled with care, warmth and compassion.  She guides her clients out of their busy, stressful lives into blissful relaxation.  Stacey has a passion for natural healthcare and combines her knowledge of human physiology and the energy systems of the body to restore balance of mind and body.    

Lindsey Smillie Galloway, LMT, AMTA

Lindsey's goal is to tailor your relaxing and therapeutic session to meet your health and wellness goals.  She does so by assisting you to deeply relax and heal from within.  Her focus and expertise involve a combination of modalities including deep tissue, therapeutic, relaxation and prenatal.

Ashley Budd, LMT

Ashley is passionate about helping people feel their best so they can apply their best in all aspects of their lives.   Ashley is experienced in therapeutic, deep tissue, sports massage, prenatal and Swedish massage.  She uses all of her skills and training to make your massage exactly what you want and need.  When not helping others, she loves to cook, garden and hike. 


 Dean Pestana, LMT

 Hi, my name is Dean and I'm here to make life better.  I combine classic Swedish massage with precision neuromuscular work to provide a massage experience that relaxes and revitalizes your body and spirit.  My interests in wood working and dance helped shape my method of mixing science and empathy, giving my massages a truly custom fit.  Let me help you relax and feel better. 

 Janice Pestana, LMT

Janice attended the Professional Massage Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.  She is a Reiki Master and is studying meditation as therapy to incorporate into her massage sessions.



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 Susan Mattheis, Spa Manager

Susan brings her management skills and her desire to provide every Zen3 client with a satisfying experience.  She believes every person who comes to Zen3 deserves special attention.  For more than 15 years, Susan has included massage and yoga in a lifestyle designed to maintain both physical health and a sense of well-being.