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Atlanta Georgia (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 — 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:
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.