Our Core Purpose and Values
Integrated Healing Education
- Our students demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of massage
- We help create responsible, professional massage therapists, who can serve and educate the community
Excellence in Everything
- We prepare students to successfully pass the national massage therapy exam
- Our students continually demonstrate excellence as they successfully pass their National Boards with a 98% cumulative Pass Ratio!
- We educate the community, developing awareness of ways to facilitate healing and wholeness in body, mind and spirit
- We offer community service and outreach programs
Cutting-Edge Healing Therapies
- Chinese Healing Therapies
- VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy and Healing
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 service, 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.
We offer Continuing Ed classes in Reiki, Medical Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu, Indian Head Massage (Ayurvedic Treatments), Reflexology, Structural Integration, and Self Care 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 98% Pass Ratio (cumulative) on National Boards!
We offer cutting-edge information about healing
For thousands of years, Asian cultures have understood the electrical and energetic nature of the body. By applying pressure with their fingers and hands to specific points on the body, these practitioners could relieve pain, both physical and emotional. Tom Pasley is a Master Qigong Healer and Instructor. Join him around the St. Louis community for classes or schedule a Eastern Healing treatment session. Tom can be reached at www.Keys4Healing.com or 314-374-7822.
Sound Therapy and Healing
We use a VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy Table with some of our Professional Treatments. Science has shown how cells resonate with the vibration of music, chanting, and toning. If the cells lose their natural rhythm and become chaotic, their function can be impaired. We use crystal singing bowls, metal singing bowls from Nepal, and our Vibro Acoustic Table (VAT) to boost immunity and entrain our cells into harmony and wholeness.
Our Sound Therapy includes music created by Nutri-Energetics Systems (NES) where music is encoded with information designed to enhance well-being. This bioenergetic information is provided by visionaries Harry Massey and Peter Fraser, who discovered how bio-information informs and directs the human body-field. The music is designed to activate our natural self-healing abilities.
Our Mission at A Gathering Place includes:
- Massage and Healing Arts Education
- Becoming Community
- Community Service
As we work on our Healing Journey, we can hold a space for others to find healing.
As we study hard, we find success through our tests and on Boards, as well as in our profession, with a career we Love!
As we become “community” to one another at school, the touch of our loving hearts and healing hands ripple outward and affect everyone we encounter.
As we open our hearts to the transforming power of love and healing, we desire to give back to others through community service and healing arts education. We educate others about: how to live healthy lives, how to find ways to deal with the stressors of life, and how to accept ourselves as unique and precious, just as we are.
Come visit us, receive a Relaxing Massage or a Massage & Healing Arts Education, and see all we have to offer at A Gathering Place~