Suwanee, GA (MMD Newswire) May 13, 2009 — Georgia Massage School will open its doors today at 415 Horizon Dr, Bldg 200, Suite 275, Suwanee, Ga. It will offer full and part-time massage therapy classes for individuals looking to pursue careers in the massage industry.

“With the tumultuous economy and so many people out of work or looking for new career paths, we felt that this was the right time to open this school,” said Rick Garbowski, Georgia Massage School co-owner and director. “This massage therapist school will offer opportunities to those who are interested in massage, whether making it a primary or secondary career, or for those who just want to learn more about helping other people feel better.”

Instruction, learning and mutual respect are the core of Georgia Massage School. “My goal is to help students awaken their learning potential. I thrive as they learn to open themselves to understanding and owning the subject. I continue to learn daily; there is always more information to seek out,” stated Laurie Craig, co-owner and director. For learning connections to occur, teachers and students alike can follow her affirmation, “Today, Everything I see, hear, read and do, will come to conscious memory by desire”.

Craig and Garbowski are both extremely well respected within the massage education industry and will use their life and educational experiences to teach eager students. Craig has bachelor and master degrees in Biology and was the recipient of the prestigious 2007 American Massage Therapy Association National Teacher of the Year award. She developed the first college-level Anatomy & Physiology course for massage therapists in the state and has served as a subject matter expert for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Garbowski has held senior level massage therapy positions including lead instructor, director of education and division director during his 16-year career as a massage therapy educator. For the past 10 years, his responsibilities included writing and managing curriculum hiring, training, teaching and managing massage faculty.

The new campus location has easy access to the interstate, as well as other businesses where students can enjoy over 30 dining options within a two-mile radius. The School is also within five miles of the University of Georgia-Gwinnett Campus and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus.

Class schedules are flexible with morning, afternoon and evening class options Monday through Friday. Registration opens on May 12th.
For more information about the School, classes or enrollment, please call 678-482-1100 or visit www.georgiamassageschool.com.

For more information, contact:
Laurie Craig or Rick Garbowski
Georgia Massage School
(678) 482-1100
info@georgiamassageschool.com

About Georgia Massage School
Georgia Massage School is a state approved and nationally credentialed massage therapy school. Lifelong massage teachers Rick Garbowski and Laurie Craig founded the school with the premise that “Balance – Learning – Life” are key elements for happy, well educated and fulfilled massage students.

Georgia Massage School designed their 3,600-sq. ft. facility with input from both massage students and massage educators alike. It boasts a 1200-sq. ft. massage classroom, a 750 sq. ft. lecture hall with ergonomic chairs that are adjustable for individual comfort. The School was also designed with green aspects in mind featuring energy efficient windows and electrical system, minimum use of paper and an online application system for prospective massage therapy students.

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