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 massage therapist in Florida.


Welcome to the Tampa Chapter of the FSMTA serving Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT’s) 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. Non-member LMT guests are welcome to attend for a $30 fee (In which you will receive 2 CE’s for attending full presentation). Our monthly Board Meetings are the held on the third Thursday of each month at Epic Bodywork and Massage starting at 5 pm just before the chapter meetings.

Meeting Schedule:

6:00 pm   Doors open for Networking

6:30 pm   Announcements

7:00 pm   2 CE Presentation

Presenter: Pete Whitridge

Topic: Florida Law

9:00 pm   Distribution of CE Certificates and clean up

To receive your 2 CE’s, you must sign in by 7:00 pm and be present for the entire 2-hour presentation. Your CEs will be recorded in CE Broker by the presenter.

Our January meeting will be Thursday, January 19th at:

Epic Bodywork and Massage
4002 W State St #200
Tampa, FL 33609

Florida Law is a required course for Massage License renewal! Get your CE’s FREE with your FSMTA membership by attending this meeting.


Pete Whitridge
has been a licensed massage therapist since 1988.  He teaches “Myofascial Components of Pain” workshops throughout the Southeast, as well as Florida Law, Ethics, and Business Building classes.  Pete completed a four-year term on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, serving two years as Chairman.  Pete is a faculty member at several massage schools around the country and is a frequent speaker for FSMTA chapter meetings, as well as AMTA, FSMTA, and FCA conventions.  Pete received the Charles Canfield Award from the FSMTA in 2004 for service and dedication to the massage profession. He was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in August 2016 at the World Massage Festival.


Pete is a founder and Past President of the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and has dedicated his career to helping establish high standards in massage therapy education.  Pete has always encouraged therapists to “take the next step.”  He lives in Fort Pierce, FL with his wife (and editor) Lee.  They travel frequently and would love to visit your town.  They are available to teach myofascial classes, aromatherapy, and business building classes in your area.  Pete can be contacted at: justaskpete@mac.com or 772.332.6116.  See his online Laws and Rules Class at: yourCEplace.com