Local Business Woman Named as President on the Board of Directors for American Massage Therapy Association

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The Georgia Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Associations held its annual membership meeting in early February at which time the elections for open positions on the Board of Directors was conducted.  Currently serving as the chapter Treasurer and a Delegate, Laurie Pratt from Augusta, ran and won the President seat on the board.  This is a two-year term starting on March 1, 2016. Although she will step down from the chapter Treasurer position she will serve out the last year of her Delegate term and represent her members in 2016.

Business owner, Laurie Pratt, started her massage career in the early part of 2003 while she worked full time as a sales and marketing executive assistant.  Before graduating from her studies, and becoming an actual licensed massage therapist, Ms. Pratt came upon the opportunity to purchase a very small, yet existing massage business, from an acquaintance.  She spent the better part of the first two years in the business fine tuning her massage skills and at the same time brought life to the business she purchased which has seen tremendous growth over the past 13 years.  Serenity grew from a one location spa in a 800 sq.ft. space to what is now one 1,500 sq ft. storefront in the Evans Town Park plaza off of North Belair Road and another standalone building purchased last year that has 2,300 sq.ft. and is located on Middleton Drive off of Pleasant Home Road.  By being the only two location spa in the area, Serenity Massage + Wellness Spa takes pride in their reputation for providing consistent, quality and results-oriented massage services.  They are also proud of the fact that their prices are well below others in the market in an attempt to ease the burden on one’s pocketbook so they can afford to incorporate therapeutic massage into their daily health and wellness program.

Ms. Pratt has been active with the AMTA-GA for over ten years now and has held several board positions during that time.   In her Delegate position she will represent the voices of all 1,180 licensed massage therapists, in the state of Georgia, when the House of Delegates meets at their National Convention in September 2016 which is being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her new role as President will have her overseeing all positions and committee chairs.  Other than herself, Serenity is also providing incomes for 9 other individuals.  Serenity recently expanded their service menu by hiring an aesthetician who offers facial and waxing services.