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 Hampton Inn 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: Karen Harrison

Topic: The Art of Body Mechanics

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 October meeting will be Thursday, October 20th at:

Hampton Inn Tampa-Veteran’s Expressway
5628 W Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634

Karen Harrison has been the instructor at Erwin Technical Colleges Massage Therapy Program for the past 2 decades. During this period of time, she witnessed a wide variety of poor choices of body mechanics made by her students. Her mission now is to help students as well as therapists improve way they perform massage so that they have longevity in their chosen career. She held various positions within the FSMTA Central Florida Chapter, including Chapter President. She served on the Board of Massage Therapy for 8 years as well served as Board Chair for 2 years. She also served on the Probable Cause Committee, BOMT.


The Art of Body Mechanics

The Art of Body Mechanics is a course designed for all practitioners of the Healing Arts. In this 2 hour presentation, we will remember (or be reminded) to take a deep breath and to relax our body weight into our strokes. By doing this, our neck/shoulders and back as well as our wrist/hands will remain relaxed not become stressed or over-taxed. Using a combination of formal presentation, lecture, demo and student hands on, we will leave with ideas and techniques that not only will be beneficial for the comfort our client, but also for our strength and stamina as well. We will be able to implement what we learned in our next therapy session.