Rick Garbowski of Georgia Massage School to Receive 2013 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award

Metro Atlanta Massage School Co-Founder to Accept AMTA Teacher of the Year Award at National American Massage Therapy Association Conference

Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Rick Garbowski, co-founder of Georgia Massage School, was recently selected to receive the 2013 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). He will be presented with the award at the AMTA’s national massage therapy convention in Fort Worth, Texas, during the opening session on Sept. 26, 2013. He is also scheduled to address teachers, members and guests at the Teachers’ Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 27.

Garbowski, director of the metropolitan Atlanta massage school, has more than 20 years of professional massage therapy experience, with extensive training from leading massage instructors. He has a variety of advanced certifications in areas including neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic massage and clinical sports massage. He was also one of four educators selected to participate in the Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP), a national project designed to delineate key learning outcomes schools can be encouraged to address in their core instructional programs to ensure attainment of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for competent and safe application of massage in an early massage career.

Each year, AMTA’s Teacher of the Year Award is presented to a massage therapy instructor who is committed to high standards of education and displays extraordinary teaching abilities. The award honors Jerome Perlinski, a widely-experienced massage therapy educator and lecturer, who helped improve training standards and teaching methods nationwide. In 2007, Laurie Craig, co-founder of the metropolitan Atlanta massage school, also received the AMTA’s national Teacher of the Year Award, making Georgia Massage School the only school in the nation to feature two recipients of this award.

“I’m honored to receive the Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award from the American Massage Therapy Association,” said Garbowski. “It is my belief that establishing a firm foundation is essential to a successful career in massage therapy, and it has been my privilege not only to help shape this foundation, but to guide students throughout this ongoing learning process. I am thankful for my students, who have shaped the way I view the fundamentals of massage therapy.”

For more information about the AMTA’s Teacher of the Year Award or to learn more about the metropolitan Atlanta massage school, please visit www.georgiamassageschool.com or read the latest Atlanta massage news. The massage therapy program at Georgia Massage School is approved for Veterans Education Benefits.

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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