About Us

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Credentials

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

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Laurie Knowlton, Zen3 owner, LMT, AMTA
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.

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Steven Penn, LMT, ABMP
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.

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Kara Trower, LMT, AMTA, Lead Therapist
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.    

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Ashley Smith, LMT, AMTA
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.

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Stacey Back, LMT, MMIP
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.

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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

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Ashley Budd, LMT, ABMP
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. 

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 Christine Madar, Tibetan Cranial Practitioner, Massage Therapist

Christine brings a unique set of skills to her clients.

Trained in both Eastern and Western types of bodywork, she has integrated the two approaches during 25 years as a therapist.  Christine has practiced concentration and meditation for over twenty years and credits this cultivation of presence with the deep calm that people often feel when they receive her work.  “When we relax mentally and emotionally, we can relax physically.  I try to create the space where people they can step away from the constant chatter that seems to rule their waking mind.”  Christine’s love of people is evident in the quality of attention she gives to each person.  Her main focus at Zen3 is as a Tibetan Cranial Practitioner.  She has completed a three-year apprenticeship under the guidance of Shar Lee and was released as a Practitioner in 2014.

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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.