Leticia Allen, Pioneer, Innovator and Founder of Atlanta School of Massage is the feature article in the latest American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Georgia Chapter newsletter written by Selena Anduze, ASM instructor and Edie Morton, ASM graduate. The article reveals the school’s numerous achievements since it’s origin in 1980.
Atlanta School of Massage, the first massage school in Georgia, is a result of Leticia Allen’s visionary perception and belief in the potential of massage therapy and bodywork. High standards, reputation, a dedicated management team, and passionate instructors have fueled the success and longevity of ASM.
Student success is the primary mission shared among Leticia Allen, the ASM faculty and staff. This integrity and support enables the best possible learning experience and life-changing transformations for students. The high quality education and hands-on practice in the teaching clinic ensure that ASM graduates have the best opportunity to launch and succeed in rewarding careers.
The article includes graduate stories of inspiring accomplishments. 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. Says Jim, “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 describes his practice which 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.
Other highlights include accreditation and a Partnership with Emory University. Atlanta School of Massage was the first massage school to partner with Emory University in research on the benefits of massage therapy. In 2006 the first partnered study confirmed that Neuromuscular Therapy had beneficial effects on patients with Parkinson’s disease. In September of 2011 ASM partnered with Emory’s Psychiatry Department to study the biological effects of massage therapy on individuals with General Anxiety Disorder.
The school’s sustainability commitment is another attribute that contributes to the enrichment that ASM has to offer. The responsibility we have as stewards of the earth to live within our means, without compromising the needs of future generations, is a motivator for Leticia Allen. “Our students are the massage therapists, estheticians, and personal trainers of the future. Sustainability education provides them with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be agents of change in their industries” said Leticia Allen.
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