The Florida Board of Massage Therapy plays an integral role in health care regulation as the board members and staff interact regularly with other massage therapy affiliated groups in Florida, as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
The Florida Board of Massage Therapy is made up of 7 members. Five members of the board must be licensed massage therapists and must have been engaged in the practice of massage for not less than 5 consecutive years prior to the date of appointment to the board. Two members of the board must be laypersons. Each board member must be a high school graduate or must have received a graduate equivalency diploma. Each board member must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state for not less than 5 years.