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The mission of the Federation is to support its Member Boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner.

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Why Licensing Matters

Licensure is a regulatory process that ensures practitioners are appropriately qualified and trained to practice on the public. Obtaining a license in order to practice a profession is mandatory, and state laws may provide for criminal or administrative penalties for unlicensed activity. 

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Regulatory Resources

The FSMTB offers resources for our member boards when it comes to best practices in regulating the massage therapy profession. Click here for more information on our Model Practice Act, our License Renewal Recommendation, and the differences between voluntary certification and licensure.

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Annual Report

The FSMTB 2016 Annual Report is now available. 

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FSMTB is Looking for Volunteers

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for the FSMTB? We accept volunteer applications for committee or task force positions throughout the year. Should we not have any immediate volunteer openings, we will keep your application on file and let you know when a perfect volunteer opportunity arises for you! 

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Latest News

Massage Therapy Foundation honors John Balletto

The Massage Therapy Foundation announces that their Distinguished Service Award will now be called the John Balletto Distinguished Service Award.