Lake of the Ozarks Healing Arts Center





Laurie Smith, Owner

LMT/ Certified Sound Therapist

Massage and sound therapy can play a pivotal role in the way we approach our health concerning mind, body and spirit. Laurie Smith has been in the health and wellness field for 10+ years. In her experience she found that circulation and relaxation are key factors for living your life to the fullest.  Laurie believes that therapeutic massage can improve and drastically change your quality of life. She also believes in the healing power of sound is a certified Sonic Massage Therapist who trained at Center of Sound in St. Louis, MO under the instruction of Pati Pellerito.  



Leea Betta

LMT/ Naturopath

Leea is an incredibly skilled therapist who values continued education and applies her knowledge in every session. Some of Leea's accomplishments include Cupping, AromaTouch Therapy, Fascia Release and Certified Natural Health Consultant.  Leea started at Barefoot Beach Spa just months after it's opening and has been a valuable asset and friend throughout this journey.

After nearly 4 years with Barefoot Beach, Leea is an integral part of the rebranding. Leea's gift for therapeutic massage makes her one of the best at the lake!



Sophie Ketner

LMT/ Certified Reflexologist

Sophie has been a licensed therapist for nearly 15 years.  She spent the majority of her career at Spa Shiki before making the break to come to Barefoot Beach.  Sophie's natural ability to find the positive and bring out potential in all people make her the liquid gold on this new journey.

Sophie is a certified reflexologist, deep tissue specialist and was a finalist for best massage therapist at the lake for 2022



James Patton
Certified Stretch Specialist

Certified Personal Trainer

Jimmy came on board just as we began to process the rebranding journey.  He is a Certified Personal Trainer and a  fitness enthusiast. His goals are helping people achieve personal greatness.  As a certified assisted stretch therapist Jimmy believes in holistic preventative care.  The overall goal of assisted stretch therapy is to treat muscle tightnesss, joint imbalances and tissue restrictions that cause movement distortions, aches and pains and increased risk of injury.  Over time stretch therapy improves range of motion leading to improved movement patterns and fewer injuries!

Jimmy is a personal fitness trainer and a nutritional consultant.  Appointments and information can be found on his personal website by clicking the button below labeled "Stretch and Personal Training Website"



Sheryl Hansen

Receptionist/ Bookkeeper

Sheryl is the glue that holds our team together.  She keeps the books, the schedules, the place clean and the owner sane!  Sheryl came to Barefoot Beach as a favor to the owner and is the MVP of this journey. 

Sheryl loves her family and travels often to be with her grandchildren for special occasions and events.

In her spare time Sheryl is a business manager for dance studios in Eureka and Fenton, Missouri.

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