A Gathering Place – Massage Therapy School and Clinic
12061 Dorsett Road,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
We were voted "Best Massage" in St. Louis by Fox 2 viewers in 2010!! Come, Feel the Difference - St. Louis Massage at its finest!
We become like family with our small class sizes and High pass ratio on National Boards. In 2010 and 2011, our students had a 100% Pass Ratio for the National Board Examination. They are getting excellent jobs in the massage and bodywork profession. Our students and professionals give back to the community with their healing work and compassionate touch. Learn more about the education programs we offer on our Massage Therapy Programs page or check out our video to learn more about us.
A Gathering Place Massage School is accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). We are state licensed by the MO Board of Therapeutic Massage and certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
We have monthly Community Outreach evenings (the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm) offering healing and information on topics in stress reduction, healing modalities and various forms of bodywork. These Outreach evenings are free for the public to come and see what we love to do!
In addition to our educational programs, we offer Treatment Sessions in Massage Therapy and many types of healing modalities by licensed professionals and by students who are learning to put their skills into practice. We are easy to access from anywhere in Metro St. Louis.
Treatment sessions include the following Healing Modalities: Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, La Stone Therapy (Hot Stone Massage), Vibro-Acoustic Sound Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Energywork (Reiki, Quantum Touch, and Pranic), Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Body wraps and many more. We also do specialty work with pain patients and cancer patients.
Gift Certificates are available!
Find out more about our Relaxing Massage Services.
Our students are active in giving back to the community.
Annually, we participate in community service projects with the following groups:
- Cancer Wellness Fair, 2002-2013
American Cancer Association's Relay for Life, 2002-2006; 2009-2010, 2012
- MS Challenge Walk, 2013
- Rainbows for Kids, 2007-2013
- Health Fairs and Wellness Outreach Events
- Numerous cancer and pain patient outreach programs.
Community Service – Donations are made annually to various organizations, including:
- Autism – Judevine / TouchPoint
- American Red Cross
- Crohns & Colitis Foundation
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research
- Leukemia & Lymphoma
- American Cancer Society
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Scientific Arts Foundation
Giving back to the Community, through our donations of massage services and tip money, allows A Gathering Place to support others in need. We educate about giving back to Community through touch, wellness education, and our sharing our financial abundance so others may benefit. Love in Action! Caring through Touch! Healing and Compassion for All! Learn more about our commitment to Community and who we are networked with on our Community Outreach page.
Enjoy exploring more about our Center. You will find warmth in our students and staff.
We touch each others' lives as we grow in exploration of wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
Purpose and Programs
At A Gathering Place, we are more than a Massage Therapy School. We are also a Wellness Center. We understand that our thoughts and our feelings affect what happens in the physical body. We use experiential exercises, classes and seminars, our Community Outreach, and our treatment sessions to explore ways to find more freedom in our consciousness and our lives. We are at the cutting edge of such treatments using Sound Therapy and introducing Chinese Healing Modalities. You can find out more on Our Vision page.
We offer Continuing Ed classes in Healing Touch, Indian Head Massage (Ayurvedic Treatments), Reflexology, Structural Integration, and Medical Massage throughout the year. Check out our class offerings on our Continuing Education page.
To educate the community, developing awareness of ways to facilitate healing and wholeness in body, mind and spirit
To demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of massage
To graduate responsible, professional massage therapists who can serve and educate the community
To prepare students to successfully pass the national massage therapy exam
Our students continually demonstrate these goals as they successfully pass their National Boards. We have a 97% Pass Ratio (cumulative) on National Boards!
Enjoy browsing our website. When you are done, you will want to contact us by calling 314-739-5559 or by using our contact page to set up a tour of A Gathering Place Massage School and see our Massage Clinic.
Come and experience our rejuvenating massage and bodywork treatment sessions.
You will see why so many clients love our students and professional staff.
You will be impressed with all we offer at A Gathering Place Massage School!