As a leader in education of massage therapy and skin care Atlanta School of Massage has an important role in guiding future spa professionals and sustainability is a key factor going forward.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 14, 2010
Leticia Allen, president of Atlanta School of Massage, the leading massage school in Georgia, attended the Green Spa Network Fall Congress 2010 in Avon, Colorado. Traci Daly, program director of the skin care division Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics and Edie Morton of Atlanta School of Massage also attended the conference.
Green Spa Network (GSN) is a community of vital wellness centers and their supporting resource partners dedicated to sharing intelligent practices, solutions, products, and services that bring prosperity to people and the planet.
While at the Congress, Atlanta School of Massage joined the “Guiding Star” sponsorship program. Atlanta School of Massage is the first massage school represented within the Green Spa Network.
“As a leader in education of massage therapy and skin care Atlanta School of Massage has an important role in guiding future spa professionals and sustainability is a key factor going forward,” said Allen, Atlanta School of Massage President. “I commend the actions and leadership GSN members have initiated. I am honored to make the financial contribution which supports the development, enhancement and refinement of the Green Spa Toolkit and SAT (Sustainability Assessment Tool).”
The Green Spa Network conference featured presentations from over a dozen pioneers and leaders in the sustainability and wellness movements including: mineral cosmetic company founder, Jane Iredale; National sustainability expert, Lewis Perkins; Whole Foods Market Nutritionist and Quality Standards Expert, Jody Villecco; noted editor and author from the beauty and cosmetic space, Rona Berg; founder of Intent.com, Mallika Chopra; award-winning documentary filmmaker, Greg Reitman; LOHAS Director and sustainability industry spokesperson, Ted Ning; and Executive Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Lisa Archer.
Speakers’ topics included Food and Cosmetic Safety and Health; Sustainability Practices in Hospitality; and Transforming Spas into Vitality Centers.
Atlanta School of Massage first committed to the Green Spa Network mission pledge in 2009. Since then, it has been taking steps to implement sustainable business practices starting with the utilization of the Sustainability Assessment Tool and GSN toolkits.
In addition to recycling, energy and water conservation, Atlanta School of Massage has enhanced sustainability at its campus by purchasing non-toxic paint, carpet made of recycled materials and furnishings made from sustainable resources.
About Atlanta School of Massage
Atlanta School of Massage, the leading massage school in Georgia, is celebrating 30 years of providing excellence in massage therapy education.
In keeping with its leading-edge tradition, Atlanta School of Massage continues to expand a long history of accomplishments:
- First massage school in Georgia
- First massage school in Georgia to be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
- Named an ACCSCT 2004 School of Distinction
- First massage school in Georgia 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 massage 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 770-454-7167 or visit atlantaschoolofmassage.com. For information on the skin care division, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, the premier esthetician school in Georgia, visit atlantainstituteofaesthetics.com.