Atlanta – Respected health-science educator Laurie Craig, co-founder of Georgia Massage School, will be presenting during the education sessions at the American Massage Therapy Association’s National Convention on Sept. 25, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The AMTA convention is an annual event providing therapists with networking opportunities in massage, continuing education and professional advancement services.

As an element of “The Art and Craft of Teaching,” Craig will present “Capturing and Maintaining Student Attention.” This presentation is a part of the Perlinski Award Recipients Teachers Track. Educators will have the chance to learn about effective and ineffective pedagogical methods, and understand how to engage students for a total learning experience in the massage therapy classroom. Massage continuing education certificates will be provided after the seminar for four CEUs.

Craig brings her 25 years of experience in massage therapy education, professional acumen and passion for teaching to the highly respected AMTA convention. From co-founding Georgia Massage School, to developing the first college-level anatomy and physiology courses for massage therapists in Georgia, to being a subject matter expert for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, Craig’s varied experience will assist novice and seasoned instructors alike in developing effective classroom methodologies for student engagement.

“I’m excited to have been invited as part of the Perlinski Award Recipients talk, and look forward to teaching massage therapy instructors from around the nation how to advance their classroom techniques”, says Craig.

About Georgia Massage School

Lifetime massage teachers Rick Garbowski and Laurie Craig founded Georgia Massage School with the premise that “Balancing ~ Learning ~ Life” are key elements for happy, well-educated and fulfilled massage students. With a collective 40 years of experience, the school’s founders combine a state-approved curriculum with their own personal educational experiences to offer students unique insights into the industry. Offering a core 500-hour curriculum and a full range of accredited continuing education units, the school provides learning options for beginning and experienced therapists. The school provides half-day massage therapy courses and is state approved and nationally credentialed by the NCBTMB. For more information, call (678) 482-1100 or visit