Leticia Allen, Founder of Atlanta School of Massage, Featured in American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Newsletter

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The feature article in the latest American Massage Therapy Association, Georgia chapter, newsletter tells the story behind one of the most accomplished massage therapy schools in the country, Atlanta School of Massage.

Leticia Allen, Pioneer, Innovator and Founder of Atlanta School of Massage published January 22, 2013 in the Georgia AMTA newsletter, tells the story behind one of the most accomplished massage therapy schools in the country. With confidence and experience in the power of massage therapy Allen opened the doors to the first massage school in Georgia in 1980. The article highlights the important components that have contributed to the school’s leadership and success including:

  •     Accreditation and Quality Standards
  •     Partnership with Emory University
  •     Sustainability Commitment
  •     Graduates
  •     Students

The article also includes impressive graduate stories. ASM graduate, Jim Nettles, PhD. is the Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicines. Jim has been instrumental in the development of the research relationship between ASM and Emory's Psychiatry Department. “Thirty years since I graduated from ASM, I’m still excited to be involved with massage therapy research. The healthcare community is increasingly looking for alternative approaches, and ASM is aligned and committed as a leader in this important work.” Tai Scott Ponder’s practice includes working with individuals living with HIV, sickle cell anemia, Parkinson’s, cancer survivors, and victims of domestic violence. Claudia Cano’s clients include numerous celebrities, actors, directors, musicians, super models, athletes, and authors. “I have to say that working with Deepak Chopra is one of my career highlights!” says Cano. Claudia attributes her success to the education she received at ASM.

The article reveals how Atlanta School of Massage is not an ordinary career school. Students not only gain an extraordinary education but also experience life-changing transformations. Student success is the primary mission shared among the founder, faculty and staff. “Atlanta School of Massage was built on a foundation of inclusion, diversity, and positive interaction between students, associates, and our communities, ASM embodies mutual respect. Our high standards, reputation, dedicated management team, and passionate instructors contribute to the school’s longevity and success”, said Allen.

ASM continues to be a leader in wellness education. In addition to massage therapy certification the school offers certifications in skin care and personal training. In partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) ASM recently launched a personal trainer certification program which includes 206 hours of vital hands on training. The NASM certification is one of the most respected in the industry.

About Atlanta School of Massage
Atlanta School of Massage, the leading Georgia massage school, is celebrating 32years of providing excellence in massage therapy education.
In keeping with its leading-edge tradition, Atlanta School of Massage continues to expand on a long history of accomplishments:
-First massage school in Georgia
-First Georgia massage school to be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC)
-First massage school represented within the Green Spa Network
-Named an ACCSC 2004 School of Distinction
-First Georgia massage school to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Title IV funding
-First massage school to partner with Emory University on research into the beneficial effects of neuromuscular therapy on patients with Parkinson's disease
-First Georgia massage school 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 770.454.7167 or visit atlantaschoolofmassage.com.

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