Representatives from Atlanta Massage School Attend American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools Leadership Conference

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Premier Atlanta massage school, Atlanta School of Massage, and AMTA Council of Schools share mission to promote excellence in massage therapy education.

Networking with schools from across the US and Canada is one of the ways we stay abreast of current industry trends.

Top Atlanta massage school, Atlanta School of Massage (atlantaschoolofmassage.com), recently attended the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools (COS) Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting January 24-26, 2008 at the Hilton Savannah Desoto in Savannah, Georgia.

Leticia Allen, owner of Atlanta School of Massage and former president of the Council of Schools, shares the mission of the AMTA Council of Schools: To promote excellence in massage therapy education. "We're proud to have Laurie Craig, AMTA National Teacher of the Year, as our representative," says Allen. "Networking with schools from across the US and Canada is one of the ways we stay abreast of current industry trends." Melony Phillips-Gorin, Atlanta School of Massage teacher and COS member, was also in attendance.

This year's meeting focused on teacher support and appreciation, as well as marketing and networking. There was an informative presentation by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. The Federation's Massage Board Licensing Examination (MBLEX) has been adopted by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy.

The Massage Therapy Foundation, whose primary purpose is to fund research studies in massage therapy, presented their newly-launched Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies is a peer-reviewed, quarterly online journal featuring high-quality studies related to basic and clinical acupuncture and meridian research.

About the leading Atlanta massage school, Atlanta School of Massage:
Atlanta School of Massage, an international leader and pioneering massage therapy school, is celebrating 27 successful years in massage therapy training. In keeping with their leading edge tradition, they continue to grow their long history of accomplishments:

  • First massage therapy school to open in the state of Georgia
  • First massage therapy school in Georgia to be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
  • Named a 2004 School of Distinction by the ACCSCT
  • First massage therapy school in Georgia to be approved by the US Department of Education to offer Title IV funding
  • First to partner with Emory University on research into the beneficial effects of neuromuscular therapy on patients with Parkinson's disease
  • The first massage therapy school in Georgia to open a skin care division, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics

Atlanta School of Massage is located at 2 Dunwoody Park, Atlanta, Georgia 30338. For more information, call 1-888-276-6277 or visit atlantaschoolofmassage.com. For more information on our skin care division, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, the premier esthetician school in Georgia, visit atlantainstituteofaesthetics.com.

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