About Us

Stacey Back

Stacey Back has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist in Southwest Missouri since 2010, having graduated from the Spa Massage Therapy program at Professional Massage Training Center. She has expertise in the following forms of massage: Swedish relaxation, hot stone, deep tissue, prenatal, hydrotherapy, reflexology, and manual lymphatic drainage of the head and neck. Stacey has extensive training in spa techniques and is certified in Thai Level I massage and Quantum Touch Level One.

Since 2010, Stacey has gained experience in a variety of massage environments: destination spa, local boutique spa, as well as co-owning a wellness business that specialized in chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and massage therapy. She has also managed the spa side of a small local business.

In 2018, Stacey found herself teaching several massage courses for a school of allied health. Aside from teaching, she was also involved in curriculum development, program management, and clinic internship management.

Stacey obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2019 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is currently conducting thesis research, utilizing behavioral techniques for treating chronic pain.

Over 20 years of professional and educational experience have given Stacey a strong knowledge base in human physiology, Eastern medicine, natural healthcare, and behavioral health. She is overjoyed to have the opportunity to share this knowledge as a massage mentor!

Denelle Pantleo

Denelle Pantleo is a licensed massage therapist since 2012, trained in prenatal massage, infant massage instruction, hot stone massage, Thai herbal poultice massage, neuromuscular massage, sports massage, and Thai level 1 trained. She studied at Professional Massage Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Denelle has been a massage therapy instructor since 2015, with Professional Massage Training Center and WellSpring School of Allied Health. With expertise in curriculum development, program management, and teaching spa and clinical modalities, ethics, anatomy, special population massage and other core courses, her passion for massage therapy education continues to grow.

Through Outschool, Denelle is an independent K-12 teacher in anatomy and physiology, time management and planning skills, and creativity. She is also a special services paraprofessional educator for Springfield Public Schools, where she works with elementary students on the autism spectrum.

Massage Mentors has been a silent dream for Denelle for years, and 2021 has seen that dream come to fruition through her partnership with friend and colleague, Stacey Back.