Meet the Staff and Instructors of A Gathering Place

You will see us assisting students and clients, instructing classes, and practicing massage therapist specialties that we love most. Ask us more about what we do and we’ll spend some time sharing with you.

Cindy Goodnetter, LMT

Cindy Goodnetter


Owner, Instructor, Therapist

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Cindy Goodnetter is the owner and visionary behind A Gathering Place. Cindy has over 30 years in the massage and bodywork field. Her Bachelor of Science in Adult Education and Masters in Business Administration have provided a unique way to set up a massage school and wellness center which focuses on healing and helping each student find their niche to succeed in the bodywork career of their choosing.

Cindy maintains an active massage practice. Her clients appreciate her ability to assess their needs and create a treatment plan to help. Whether it is medical massage, craniosacral therapy, energywork, deep tissue techniques, LaStone Therapy, or Access Consciousness Bars, Cindy’s clients leave rejuvenated. Over the years, Cindy has worked in environments such as: a sports and rehab clinic, numerous corporate settings with chair massage, a destination spa in Sedona, AZ, day spas in St. Louis and Ft. Lauderdale, and she has owned her own business with over 18 years experience in both Florida and Missouri.

Cindy Goodnetter makes a difference in this world through the lives she touches, both in the classroom and in the massage field. It is her hope that each person she works with will feel a stronger connection to Love and to their purpose in this world, and that they will go out and make a difference in the lives of others.

Tom Pasley, LMT

Tom Pasley


Instructor, Therapist


Tom Pasley is the owner of Keys for Healing. In today’s fast paced world, it can sometimes be difficult to take care of yourself. Whether you want to relax with a Therapeutic Massage or Reiki Session, or ift you want a more direct approach to health through Tai chi and Qigong classes, Tom can help you feel renewed and energized, ready to take on the day!

Tom Pasley is a licensed, certified massage therapist and energyworker. Tom is also Nationally certified in Qigong by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a Tai chiand Qigong Master, trained by Tai Chi Grand Master Jianye Jiang and Qigong Master Zhongxian Wu.

Tom has been a Reiki Master teacher for more than 30 years, attuned in Usui and Karuna methods.

Tom Pasley is an instructor, practitioner, and alum of A Gathering Place, offering classes in Allied Modalities (Eastern techniques).

Cathey Allen, LMT

Cathey Allen


Instructor, Therapist


Cathey Allen has been an energyworker for over 10 years. She has studied metaphysics and shamanic healing techniques during this time. Her interests took her into massage therapy so she could be licensed and help more people with her gifts. Cathey loves to help her clients with deep tissue massage, relaxing Swedish massage, Shiatsu and energywork. She has taken advanced classes in medical massage and is sought out by her clients when they are in pain.

Cathey enjoys doing corporate chair massage as a way to share the benefits of massage with those who are stresses in the business world.

Cathey Allen supports the teaching staff with the Therapeutic Massage class. She has a growing practice at A Gathering Place, of which she is an alumni.

Dolores ‘Dee’ Bushko, LMT


Instructor, Therapist


Dolores Bushko has over eight years of combined experience as a massage therapist. She brings an academic background in Psychology as well as an extensive healthcare background in Respiratory Therapy to her practice.

As a massage therapist, she feels that stress management and pain management are key to everyone’s health and wellbeing. Utilizing neuromuscular therapy and mindfulness in her bodywork provides this support for her clients.

She enjoys teaching massage therapy here at A Gathering Place, and music is a big part of her life. Mindful meditation practice is also a part of her daily life, and key to her personal wellbeing.

Marcia Dunn, LMT

Macia Dunn


Instructor, Therapist


Marcia is a graduate of the massage therapy program at A Gathering Place. For nearly five years, Marcia has owned HeartStone Massage business. She is an entrepreneur with a big heart who enjoys helping her clients let go of the stressors of life. Marcia has a wonderful touch and supporting business people with her corporate chair massage events, is a favorite of hers. Marcia has extended her study into Myofascial Release with John Barnes as well as CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute. She has a passionate desire to create a peaceful and healing environment for every client so they may experience total relaxation.