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Atlanta School of Massage Joins Green Spa Network's Guiding Star Sponsorship Program

DUNWOODY, GA -- Atlanta School of Massage is the first massage school to be represented within the Green Spa Network, which promotes the natural connection among personal well-being, economic sustainability and the health of our planet.

Leticia Allen, president of the Dunwoody-based Atlanta School of Massage (2 Dunwoody Park South, Dunwoody, 30338), attended the Green Spa Network Fall Congress 2010 in Avon, Colorado.

Traci Daly, program director of the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, and Edie Morton of the Atlanta School of Massage also attended the conference.

Green Spa Network (GSN) is a community of vital wellness centers and their supporting resources partners, who are dedicated to sharing intelligent practices, solutions, products and services that bring prosperity to people and the planet.

While at the Congress, Atlanta School of Massage joined the "Guiding Star" sponsorship program, becoming the first massage school represented within the GSN.

"As a leader in education of massage therapy and skin care, Atlanta School of Massage has an important role in guiding future spa professionals, and sustainability is a key factor going forward," said Allen. "I commend the action and leadership GSN members have initiated. I am honored to make the financial contribution which supports the development, enhancement and refinement of the Green Spa Toolkit and SAT [Sustainability Assessment Tool]."

The GSN Conference featured presentations from over a dozen pioneers and leaders in the sustainability and wellness movement, including mineral cosmetics company founder Jane Iredale; national sustainability expert Lewis Perkins; Whole Foods Market nutritionist and quality standards expert Jody Villecco; beauty and cosmetics writer/editor Rona Berg; award-winning documentary filmmaker Greg Reitman; and Lisa Archer, executive director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Speakers' topics included food and cosmetic safety and health, sustainability practices in hospitality, and transforming spas into vitality centers.

Atlanta School of Massage first committed to the GSN mission pledge in 2009. Since then, it has been taking steps to implement sustainable business practices, starting with the utilization of the SAT and GSN toolkits.

In addition to recycling and energy and water conservation, Atlanta School of Massage has enhanced sustainability at its campus by purchasing non-toxic paint, carpet made of recycled materials and furnishings made from sustainable resources.