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

Dallas Hancock 

Cranial, Pelvic, & Musculoskeletal Relationships

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 July meeting will be Thursday, July 21st at:


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


Dr. Dallas Hancock is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in cranial techniques.  He identified many frequently-occurring neuromuscular and postural patterns that are present in the majority of patients.  Dr. Hancock’s doctoral dissertation was on his findings, and the effective, long-lasting cranial treatment procedures which he developed to correct them.

His protocol of cranial releases changes muscle function throughout the body, improving pelvic alignment immediately, relieving pain, and improving structural balance.  He currently teaches

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CranioSomatic workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia through Hancock CranioSomatic Institute.


Cranial, Pelvic, and Musculoskeletal Relationships

This 2 hr. CE  presentation will demonstrate and discuss Cranial, Pelvic, and Musculoskeletal Interrelationships.

The ten cranial sphenobasilar patterns typically treated by osteopathic cranial procedures will be shown to be mutually compensatory with 10 spinal and pelvic patterns.

It will be demonstrated that these each of these cranial/pelvic patterns is associated with a unique muscular pattern consisting of inhibited (weak) and facilitated (strong) muscles.  The strength and weakness status of about 20 common muscles will be described for each cranial/pelvic pattern.

It will be demonstrated that these each of these cranial/pelvic patterns are also associated with a unique pattern of sutural restrictions.  The sutural restrictions in each pattern will be shown to correlate with the inhibited muscles of that pattern.  The inhibited muscles associated with each cranial pattern can be strengthened by releasing the specific sutural restriction related to that muscle.  A 13-step sutural clearing routine for treating cranial sutural patterns will be described.

Chronic versus functional compensatory patterns will be described and demonstrated.

Four chronic musculoskeletal patterns are commonly found and will be demonstrated.

Finally, the effects of sutural restrictions (and restrictions of other joints) on shoulder and hip dysfunctions will be demonstrated.

  • PowerPoint presentation will be augmented by realistic three-dimensional models to facilitate understanding.
  • Demonstrations will use one or more participants to facilitate understanding of the described relationships.