FSMTA ~ Mission Statement

Our Mission
To Unify the Massage Therapy Profession While Creating, Representing, and Promoting Standards of Excellence in Health Care validates the FSMTA’s Promise to Serve and Protect the Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida.


Tampa Bay Chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) Serves Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) and the Massage Therapy Profession in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. We invite You to sit back, relax, and allow Us to share our wonderful Chapter with You.  We hope You find Our Website useful, friendly and easy to navigate and that You Visit Us often for your Massage Therapy needs.

Our Monthly Meetings
Chapter Meetings are Held the Third Thursday of the Month and are a Benefit of FSMTA Membership. There is No Fee for FSMTA Members to Attend Meetings (FREE CEUs). Non-Member LMT Guests are Welcome to Attend for a $30 Fee (In which You will Receive 2 CEUs for attending Full Presentation).

Effective August 10 2017, Our “Board of Directors Meeting” will Be Held 10 Days In Advance of the Chapter Meeting.  Starts at 6:00P & Open to FSMTA Members (Subject To Change).

Meeting Schedule:

06:00P  Professional Networking

06:30P  Announcements

07:00P  Continuing Education Presentation (2 CEUs)

Flo Barber-Hancock LMT PhD

Flo Barber-Hancock, LMT, Ph.D., Continuing Education Presenter


This 2-hour Continuing Education course presents the central concepts of the CranioSomatic approach to bodywork and sutural releases which can be integrated into massage treatment sessions. These techniques can enhance treatment outcomes and avoid treatment-induced sutural restrictions (especially from the use of a face cradle), which may result in musculoskeletal symptoms. Audience participation will be included as Flo shows how easy sutural releases can be performed at the end of a session as a gentle face and scalp massage. These are excellent quick techniques for self-care, and the benefits for patients are demonstrated.

Manual muscle testing and other evaluation procedures will be used show some of the many relationships between sutural restrictions and musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the integration of the head and neck with total musculoskeletal function.

Florida Provider Number 50-1413 & Provider Class Number 20-350607

Flo Barber-Hancock LMT, Ph.D. Bio
Director of Education, Hancock CranioSomatic Institute
Practice Contact: 813-933-6335 www.CranioSomatics.com

09:00P  CEU Certificate Issued & Meeting Closed

Meeting:  Thursday Septemeber 21 2017 Hosted By FSMTA Tampa Bay Chapter

Hosted Location: 

4002  W. State Street Suite 200 Tampa FL 33609 Within Epic Bodywork and Massage


Looking Ahead

08.17.2017 Auricular Points :: Acupressure | Ian McIntosh LMT

09.21.2017 CranioSomatic: Intro | Flo Barber-Hancock LMT, Ph.D.

10.19.2017 Record Keeping for the MT Pro | Diane Murray LMT

11.16.2017 Continuing Education Course | To Be Announced Soon!

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