Our Mission At Precision Therapeutic Massage
Our mission is to facilitate the healing process for those who have been living with chronic muscular pain for entirely too long. Our passion is to reach those individuals who have become resolved to living in discomfort and give them hope that there is a solution.
Owner of Precision Massage - Kimberlee Simpson
I graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. I spent the next five years working in the Criminal Justice Field and as each year passed I became more confident that I could not spend the next 20 years in this line of work.
I have always had a passion for the health and wellness field with a particular interest in soft tissue injuries mostly because of the many I had encountered during my years as an athlete. This led me to the field of massage therapy where I am challenged to learn something new every day. I graduated first in my class from the Professional Massage Training Center in Springfield Missouri in May of 2009 and began my own part time practice a few weeks later.
This small practice evolved into what is now my full time career as owner of Precision Therapeutic Massage, a clinical massage practice focused on addressing the muscular needs of our clients through a scientifically based approach.
Kimberlee Simpson -Owner, LMT, CPNT
I attended Missouri State as a flute performance major. I really enjoyed music and was always very interested in music therapy and how music can create change in the body and mind. It’s this interest that landed me at Professional Massage Training Center to start my career as a massage therapist. Music as well as touch can have a profound effect on people’s lives and health.
During my time at PMTC, I studied neuromuscular therapy and was amazed with the effectiveness of the therapy. I have always suffered from debilitating headaches and was diagnosed with migraines at the age of 11. During school we studied headaches and what can cause them and how to treat them. After just a few practice treatments my headaches went from twice a week to once every couple of months. I was sold 110 percent. Now I get to spend my days providing the same care to others as a licensed massage therapist.
Jenny Yates – LMT-Assistant Clinical Administrator
After years of struggling with medications and side-effects, I talked with my nurse practitioner about targeting the cause of my pain instead of the symptoms. That conversation sparked a decade-long interest in natural health that has led me to a career in massage therapy.
By the time I graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Literature and an excellent job as a technical writer in 2006, I knew that I wouldn’t be satisfied professionally unless I could help people somehow. Five years later, I completed the 900 hour clinical program at PMTC, where I learned how to use neuromuscular therapy and other massage techniques to alleviate and prevent headaches and chronic musculoskeletal pain. If only I had known then what I know now!
I am currently blending my technical writing and massage careers, and creating an electronic reference manual on neuromuscular therapy to help myself and other therapists use neuromuscular techniques. Massage therapy allows me to help clients improve their quality of life, and I’m thankful for that opportunity.
Amber Parrish – LMT
As an Esthetician armed with the best tools and techniques, my passion is to help each and every client find the beauty within their own skin. More than just a job, my profession is filled with incredible experiences that always leave my clients feeling refueled and rejuvenated.
Seeking the best education I could find, I began fulfilling my dream of treating individuals with superior skin care techniques and products at Academy of Hair Design for Esthetics located here in Springfield, Missouri.
Now fully trained and motivated, I utilize exceptional techniques for custom facials, manual and machine microdermabrasion, peels, and waxing. I take great care to recognize each client’s uniqueness and adequately meet their needs. Constant research in my field allows me to provide optimal and individualized skin care treatments to help my clients outer appearance reflect their inner beauty.
Anna Rizzo – Licensed Esthetician
Growing up as an athlete highly involved in outdoor activities, I had a natural interest in how the human body works. Being a competitive swimmer, I was always looking for information on how to improve my performance. My first exposure to the benefits of massage came from reading the work of famous swimmer Dara Torres. In her book, she mentioned how important her massage therapist was, going as far to claim that regular massage was directly responsible for keeping her in the pool and going strong. At that point, I set a goal to develop the skills and knowledge to assist athletes by using massage.
To achieve this goal, I decided to attend the clinical program at Professional Massage Training Center here in Springfield, Missouri. Learning the clinical side of massage taught me that regular body maintenance is just as important for non athletes. Especially, for those struggling with long term pain that is often caused by soft-tissue problems. Since graduating, I have worked on many clients and have found this work to be greatly rewarding!
It is an amazing feeling to relieve someone’s pain, leaving them with feeling much better and smiling. Knowing that total pain relief doesn’t always happen in just one session is an important realization. I do my best to make sure that the road to living pain free is a positive experience. I hope to make a long term career of improving my clients’ quality of life with my skills as a massage therapist.
When I am not massaging, I still swim competitively. Currently, I am active in Masters Swimming, traveling to meets here in Missouri. Sometimes, my creative side comes out in the form of drawing and and creating/video editing.
Mark Mann – Licensed Massage Therapist
I never knew I wanted to be a massage therapist until I had already started massage school. Growing up in a tiny village in the woods of the southern Catskill Mountains within commuting distance from NYC, I knew I wanted to spend my life helping people yet I didn’t know until I moved to the Ozarks or that massage therapy was to be my medium. I have spent my life battling obesity and it wasn’t until massage school that I learned it doesn’t have to be a battle. The science of anatomy, the neuromuscular relationship in particular, is the language of the body and massage therapy is the key to reading and understanding that language.
Finding a healthy balance for every client I work with is my professional passion; everyone is different and each body tells a different story. The beauty of preventative health practices, such as massage, a good diet and exercise is that it is simply part of the story writing process. Muscles are living structures and therefore change happens everyday; I consider it an honor to be allowed to help my clients make constant positive changes regardless of how drastic or minute the change. As an avid fan of science fiction I have always been amazed when fact comes from the fiction aspect. Massage therapy is a field that has only begun to astound the world with science about the relationships between muscle, fascia, the nervous system and the overall function of the body. To be privy to that kind of information and to be allowed to share it with my clients is more than I ever hoped for in a career.
Grace Bluestone – Licensed Massage Therapist