The Precision Wellness Team
Jenny Gabris - Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist
Jenny Gabris (Yates) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend college at Missouri State University. An interest in health and wellness landed her at Professional Massage Training Center (PMTC) where she began her career as a massage therapist. Today she is the Owner and Manager of Precision Wellness and Massage.
When she first moved to Springfield, Jenny attended Missouri State as a flute performance major. She has always been really fascinated by music therapy, and how music can create change in the body and mind. After college, a battle with persistent migraine headaches led Jenny to continue her education of the mind and body through the art of therapeutic massage at PMTC. After experiencing the unimaginable benefits of consistently receiving quality massage therapy, Jenny was convinced that massage was her calling.
Since finding her own relief, Jenny has gone on to help clients relieve several other types of pain as well. She regularly attends continuing education workshops and events to ensure she is always offering the latest industry knowledge and techniques. Jenny is well-versed in Neuromuscular, Thai, Relaxation, Pre-natal, Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), Sports, and Deep Tissue Massage techniques. Jenny studies hard to give all of her clients the best possible treatment and maximize their benefit for all massage styles and she is Basic and Performance RockTape certified.
Kristen Singer - Assistant Manager
Kristen Singer has always had a passion for helping others and putting a positive spin on things. Growing up she wanted to be a social worker. After the birth of her now 2-year-old daughter, she decided she wanted to help others through a different path. She started helping others with their health and mindset through plant-based supplements, diet, and yoga practice. She is the receptionist here at Precision and loves to help clients feel welcomed, therapist days go as smoothly as possible, and being the glue that holds everything together. Kristen is excited to continue to grow her career with Precision Wellness, learning more and new ways she can add value to our company and clients.
Kristen loves spending time with her daughter hiking, exploring outside and trying new plant-based dishes.
Chloe Maugans - Licensed Esthetician and Licensed Massage Therapist
A Springfield Native, Chloe is a dually licensed practitioner with the Health and Wellness Field. In 2018 she graduated from Well-Spring School of Allied Health, followed by her Reiki 1 & 2 certification through Reiki Missouri. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Energy-Work, Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage.
Chloe became a Licensed Esthetician in 2015 through MCOC, where her knowledge of specific skin care became abundant. Through this study, she learned about essential oils, plant-based products, microdermabrasion, body treatment, and peels. She sees the true potential in her client’s confidence when they feel their best. As someone with sensitive skin, she has a gentle approach to her care.
The most rewarding part of being a part of the Body-Work community is creating an authentic connection with each client while being a facilitator in each personal healing process. She believes trust is the foundation for helping make a positive impact on someone’s life and how they feel through their skin, and in their body.
In her own time, Chloe enjoys hiking, hanging with her family, traveling, and being involved with Flow Arts.
Amber Parrish - Licensed Massage Therapist
Amber grew up in Nixa, MO and has lived in the Springfield area her whole life. She slowly pursued a degree in Literature and spent ten years working as a Grant Writer and Tech Writer before finding her passion in massage therapy. Her other passions include being outdoors, live music, and yoga.
Learning about the body and how to foster optimal health has become Amber’s favorite pastime since she was introduced to a natural health coach in 2003. At the time she experienced chronic headaches and body aches and was in a prescription loop that offered no relief. Her experience with chronic pain and her research into nutrition and natural health have led Amber down the path to the healing art of massage therapy. Having suffered from chronic pain for years and found relief from it, Amber understands just how devastating chronic pain can be and strives to help her clients find relief as well.
One thing Amber loves most about the field of massage is how much there is to learn. She is currently studying energy healing and myofascial release techniques and is planning for a corrective exercise course in the future. She takes as many continuing education courses as possible to keep growing and expanding her knowledge and ability to help her clients. Amber practices Neuromuscular, Thai, Energy Work, Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) treatment, Deep Tissue Massage, and is learning Myofascial release techniques to provide a healing and therapeutic massage experience. Her focus in massage is to eliminate muscle dysfunction and its symptoms. Amber is also Basic and Performance RockTape certified.
Serenia McMellen - Lead Esthetician
Serenia was born in Covina, California and made the move to Springfield in 1993. Throughout her whole life, she has always been fascinated with skin care and skin care products. This is what led her into the field of Esthetics. She always felt that taking care of her skin was important and it just made sense to learn more so she could help others with their skin care needs and concerns. In 2004 she graduated from Missouri College of Esthetics with an advanced training in microdermabrasion and peels.
With over 12 years of esthetics experience, Serenia brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to Precision Wellness. Her mission as a skin care professional is to help her clients address and fix any trouble areas they may have and to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your skin. Not only is she an expert in skin care, but she also has years of experience with full body waxing, lash tinting, body treatments and relaxation massage.
In her spare time, she loves to work out and stay in shape. She enjoys CrossFit, and outdoor activities like hiking, camping, floating and fishing.
Karissa Stoneburner - Licensed Massage Therapist
Karissa Stoneburner is from the Ozarks and moved to Springfield to pursue her education in massage therapy. She graduated from Professional Massage Training Center in 2001, and has more than 15 years massage therapy experience. She practices Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, sports, and prenatal massage.
Karissa developed her passion for holistic health at a young age, working as a chiropractic assistant in her grandfather’s office. Observing his interactions with patients and genuine care for their well-being inspired her to want to help people and pursue a career in the health field. Experiencing the benefits of massage for herself has amplified her desire to help others reduce stress and muscular tension, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of life for her clients. Karissa believes there is a connection between emotional stress and trauma and physical pain and symptoms. She enjoys working with her clients on this level.
Karissa enjoys bird watching with her husband, camping, kayaking, and just being in nature. She also really enjoys playing the piano.
Grant Matthews - Licensed Massage Therapist
Meet Grant, he is the newest massage therapist to join our team and you are not going to want to delay experiencing his massage!
Grant Matthews was born in Columbia, Missouri, and has bounced around the state for a good portion of his life. There's a decent chance that anywhere in Missouri you've been he's lived near or has family there; but please prove him wrong, he loves to learn about new places. He still hopes to see the world, but he loves this state and has been in Springfield for the last decade.
If you ask him about how he got his start in massage, he'll laugh and tell you it was pulling on his grandpa's big toes; but really, Grant discovered his love for massage on a slightly odd path. Originally he planned to be a Veterinarian, and he attended the University of Missouri as an Animal Science Major/Pre-Vet Scholar for two years. Life showed him that wasn't where he needed to be, and after a brief stint at his grandparents' farm outside of Ava, Grant found his way to Springfield for work. Growing up, he would always be giving back or foot rubs to friends and family at reunions and get-togethers; and he learned more specific techniques while helping home health workers with his grandmother during high school. It wasn't until he saw the ads for the massage school (PMTC) though, that Grant realized what he was supposed to do was something he'd been doing all along.
Grant graduated from PMTC's Clinical Massage program in early 2011 and has been working steadily in the industry ever since. His training includes Swedish Massage, PNMT, basic relaxation, and a general foundation in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Coming from a science major and clinical background, Grant does have a strong grasp on anatomy and the physiological impacts of massage. His time in school, and 8+ years of experience though, have helped him to zero in on his passion and advocacy for relaxation. Knowing the impacts of stress, both physical and emotional, upon human health, Grant works to make every massage a soothing and healing experience. He comes to each session from a whole-person perspective, and integrates different therapeutic techniques into each session, while still working towards a full-body relaxation. He'll dig in when it's necessary, but Grant wants each person to walk out of the service room feeling both relieved and refreshed.
In his personal time, Grant is a giant, and proud, nerd. He spends time with his family and friends playing table top games, going to movies, and attending Renaissance Fairs (often in full garb). Sometimes he's a homebody, but he also likes to go out to concerts, plays, and live comedy events. New experiences are great, and he'll try just about anything twice. And, he still has a huge love for nature and critters for all sorts. His cat helped him write this . . . the dogs were all busy.
Sephirah Starsong - Healing Arts
Recognized as a leading expert on Mind/Body/Soul technology, Energetic's, Universal Laws, Persuasion and Influence, Applied Esoteric Wisdom, and Peak performance.
A licensed minister certified in Hypnosis, Past life Regression, Reiki Master, Sound Healing, Access Consciousness, Theta Healing, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and other assorted energetic modalities, Sephirah works tirelessly to develop training and educational opportunities designed to powerfully raise the skill level and professional status of Energetic Practitioners and those gifted in Intuitive Arts and the subtle Spiritual sciences.
After an NDE Sephirah walked back in as a higher aspect of self, with full awareness of how to operate as a multidimensional being carrying through her Delphic gifts and skills as a master teacher.
Sephirah’s passion for Subtle Spiritual Sciences, NLP and Hypnosis, and belief that these applied Subtle Sciences should be a LIFE SKILL has led her to pioneer new and innovative ways of teaching and training aspiring healers, people gifted in intuitive arts and subtle sciences to become more confident, competent, and effective in every aspect of their lives.
Ashley Prohaska - Receptionist
Ashley is a warm and friendly person that loves to help others. She was so inspired by the work that helps so many Precision clients that she is currently attending classes to become a massage therapist.
She is currently a receptionist here and loves talking with clients and helping them on their wellness journey. Making people feel at home and keeping Precision Wellness running smoothly is what she does best!
Ashley is very excited to learn more about massage because it has had such a positive impact on her life.
When Ashley isn't at the front desk of Precision Wellness, you may find her baking plant-based goodies for her business The Vintage Vegan or exploring nature with her daughter Willow and her two rescue dogs!