The Florida Board of Massage Therapy was legislatively established to ensure that every Massage Therapist practicing in this state and every Massage Establishment meet minimum requirements for safe practice. The Florida Board of Massage Therapy is responsible for the licensure, monitoring and education of Massage Therapy professionals to assure competency and safety to practice in their service to the people of Florida.
The Massage Therapy Foundation was founded by the American Massage Therapy Association in 1990 with the mission of bringing the benefits of massage therapy to the broadest spectrum of society through the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in this field.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to establish a certification program that would uphold a national standard of excellence in the field.
The United Stated Massage Therapy Association was created to establish and maintain a nationwide professionally determined Standard of Training, Conduct and Competence for the protection of the public.