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Florida Chapter Phone Number: 813-334-1270

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The Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) provides the support you need today and every day. AMTA is the best national professional association in the world, created by and for massage therapists!

Why Join AMTA?

  1. Enjoy the best liability insurance in the business.
  2. Increase your client base and your earnings.
  3. Maintain and enhance our hard earned status in the profession.
  4. Keep current on the issues that shape your world.
  5. Get the personal support you need to succeed, and much more!

Our Mission

"To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science
and practice of massage therapy."


Latest News

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During the 2014 Legislative session, a law was passed (CS/HB 1065) that will affect massage therapist and massage establishment licensure in Florida.

Current Licensees

Pursuant to s.456.0135, F.S., effective July 1, 2014, the following individuals must undergo a criminal background screening prior to January 31, 2015:

  • All massage therapists licensed in this state prior to July 1, 2014;
  • Any person with an ownership interest in a massage establishment licensed in this state prior to July 1, 2014, or
  • If the massage establishment is owned by a corporation that has more than $250,000 of business assets in this state, the owner, officer or individual directly involved in the management of the establishment will be required to submit to background screening.

Applicants for Licensure

Any applicant for licensure as a massage therapist or massage establishment on or after July 1, 2014 must undergo, prior to licensure, a criminal background screening as outlined above.

Criminal Offenses Resulting in Suspension or Denial

In addition, the Florida Department of Health (Department) shall issue an emergency order suspending the license of any massage therapist or massage establishment that is found to be convicted of, or to have entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony offense under any of the following provisions of state law or similar provision in another jurisdiction.

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Massage Therapy sends a wonderful Thank You to all the Florida Members




Dear Florida Amta Members,

National Convention is just around the corner - September 17-20. As a quick update, registration is well under way and classes are filling up quickly. Encourage everyone in your chapterto register now so they have the best selection of courses. Please send out an email to everyone in your chapter and update your website to reflect the information below.Also encourage them to make their hotel reservations at the host hotelas soon as possible, because rooms are limited. Some key things to share:

a.. Early bird registration ends on July 18. Sign up soon so you get the best pricing!
b.. Online convention registration ends on August 18. After that, you'll need to register on site.
c.. Don't miss keynote speaker Dr. Oz. You must be registered and display your Convention badge in order to attend Opening Session.
d.. We encourage everyone to make their hotel reservations early to take advantage of the host hotelamenities while rooms are still available.

Reminder for Chapter Presidents

a.. Chapter volunteers who haven't yet made their hotel reservations may find limited availability on Tuesday. Please reach out to Mark Tyle for assistance if you are having difficulty securing a reservation for the nights that you need.

And, as always, for the most up to date convention information, refer to the AMTA website.

See you in Denver!

Yours in Touch,

Nancy M. Porambo
AMTA President




AMTA Florida Chapter President Recognized

AMTA FL is very pleased and proud to share the news of well deserved recognition by the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) naming our own chapter President Karen Roth as their Licensed Massage Therapist of the year. Karen will be formally recognized at the FCA National Convention in Orlando at the Hyatt in August.

Thank you, Florida Chiropractic Association. Congratulations Karen!




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