Georgia Massage School Partners with Hands for Heroes™ to Provide Free Bodywork Therapy for Veterans

Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 20, 2012 – Georgia Massage School recently partnered with Hands for Heroes™, a nationwide organization of healthcare professionals, to provide free bodywork therapy sessions for U.S. military veterans.

The nationwide Hands for Heroes™ organization seeks to provide bodywork therapy for returning veterans by partnering with numerous health care centers and experienced individuals across the U.S. According to Dr. Stephen Hunt, national director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post Deployment Integrative Care Initiative, veterans face a variety of issues that are either unique to their field or more commonly occur among veterans than the general population. Aside from experiencing psychological and psychosocial issues, returning U.S. service members often face a variety of ailments, including musculoskeletal injuries and pain, as well as urologic injuries.

As a Hands for Heroes™ partner, the metropolitan Atlanta massage school will provide a predetermined number of free bodywork therapy sessions each month to help veterans treat a number of physical complaints and injuries, as well as helping veterans alleviate the stress encountered while on-duty. Georgia Massage School will act as a valuable therapeutic resource for veterans by providing its expertise, time and bodywork therapy sessions at no cost.

“We could think of no better way to help and thank our returning men and women service members,” said Laurie Craig, co-founder of Georgia Massage School and recipient of the 2011 American Massage Conference National Educator of the Year award. “Partnering with Hands for Heroes™ to help veterans alleviate pain and reduce physical and emotional stress is our way of portraying our gratitude and commitment to the individuals who have served us. By providing our services to our men and women service members, we hope to give back to our returning veterans and show our thanks for all that they have done.”

For more about Georgia Massage School or for information about the bodywork therapy offered to veterans, please visit or read the latest Atlanta massage news releases. For more information about Hands for Heroes™ or to learn what you can do to support its mission, please visit  

About Georgia Massage School

Lifetime massage teachers Rick Garbowski and Laurie Craig founded Georgia Massage School, a metropolitan Atlanta 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 courses, 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 about the school, classes or enrollment, please call 678-482-1100.

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