Archive for November, 2014
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November 24, 2014

Call to Action for Proposed Amendment to Affect Massage Therapy Industry

By: Edie Morton

Margaret Alfieri, Atlanta School of Massage Program Director and other leaders from ASM attended the American Massage Therapy Association, (AMTA) chapter meeting in Sandy Springs on Tuesday, November 19, 2014. They discussed the proposed amendment by the The Georgia Massage Licensing Board to limit the acceptance of certain energy and bodywork techniques as valid massage therapy modalities. If adopted, the Board would no longer accept continuing education in the modalities of structural integration, reflexology, movement practices, and energy practices.

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November 19, 2014

Study Abroad at Thai Massage School of Chang Mai

By: Leslie Giattina

Thai massage

Life force is the energy within us that proves on the outside we are alive. It not only creates heat but also provides strength for our hearts, our mind, our spirit and soul.

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November 14, 2014

Visit to the Long Neck Karen Paduag Hill Tribe

By: Leslie Giattina

From my understanding these tribes had to fight for their rights and land and over time have come to some agreements. Now many of the children in this area are supported by the government to go to school in the city. Land is also being protected with government assistance.

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November 13, 2014

Visit to a Thai Wellness Center

By: Leslie Giattina

Thai Wellness Center

The Road to Learning Thai Massage Visit to a Thai Wellness Center is the sixth entree from The Diary of Leslie Giattina: The Road to Learning Thai Massage. Leslie Giattina is an Atlanta School of Massage graduate and instructor. She is studying abroad for two weeks at the Thai Massage School of Chang Mai. Subscribe to our blog and stay tuned […]

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November 10, 2014

Benefits of Meditation

By: Leslie Giattina

With all that each of us has going on in our lives it is imperative to our well being, mentally, physically, and spiritually that we do things to assist our body and soul in the goal of seeking homeostasis and optimal health.

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November 9, 2014

Loi Krathong Festival

By: Leslie Giattina

Today we made our very own Krathong flower arrangements to float down the Ping River this evening in the Loi Krathong Festival. There are many honors and traditional beliefs as to why this is done. In ancient times it is said that this was to honor the Water Spirits.

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November 5, 2014

Thai Massage Proven Beneficial as Preventative Medicine

By: Leslie Giattina

Thai traditional medicine re-gained recognition in 1977 when the World Health Organization encouraged the utilization of native medicinal plants in the major healthcare systems. Thai government then began supporting Thai Massage.

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What Inspired Me to Become a Massage Therapist

By: Leslie Giattina

Thai Massage energizes our chi, qi or life force, balances much of the hormonal aspects of our bodies, and increases flexibility while also releasing other soft tissues.

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The Student Appreciation Halloween Party was a Blast!

By: Edie Morton

Our Student Appreciation Halloween Party is an ASM tradition. Besides being a leading school in wellness education we also know how to have a good time while celebrating our students.

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November 3, 2014

The Essence of Meditation and Chanting

By: Leslie Giattina

Meditation to me is like a redirection of my mind and thoughts. It allows me time to realize what I can do better in my life and how I may help others to understand and do the same.

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