The World Massage Festival has announced Michael McGillicuddy as its 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Michael McGillicuddy is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and is the president of USA Pro-Sports, a continuing education company that conducts workshops throughout the world.

McGillicuddy is also an internationally recognized speaker and has spoken in the U.S., Europe and Australia. He graduated from the Florida School of Massage Therapy in Gainesville, Florida, in 1984 and is the owner and administrator of the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida, where he teaches and practices massage therapy.

McGillicuddy designed and conducts a sports internship program at the University of Central Florida for graduate students of massage therapy. In 1996 he was selected as an Athlete’s Medical Service Volunteer working in the Atlanta Olympic Village Athletic Training Room. He is the past president of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.

McGillicuddy is an International educator and has conducted sports massage and pain-management massage trainings throughout the U.S. He wrote for MASSAGE Magazine most recently on the topic of sports massage, in the magazine’s October 2010 issue.