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 Southwest Chapter of the FSMTA serving Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) and the Massage Therapy Profession in Lee and Collier county. 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 in Southwest Florida.

Our monthly meetings
Chapter Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month and are a benefit of FSMTA membership. There is no fee for Southwest Chapter members to attend meetings. Non-member LMT guests are welcome to attend for a small fee.


Next meeting:

Monday, September 19, 2016

First Tuesday of the month

5:00 p.m. – Social hour in the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant

6:00 p.m. – Statewide profession update

7:00 p.m. – Speaker (2 CEU)

 **Membership ID Required**

 Bass Pro Shop
 Gulf Coast Town Center
 2nd floor – Conference Room
 10040 Gulf Center Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33913
Presenter: Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT
Don began developing Structural Energetic Therapy® in 1978 creating this revolutionary rehabilitation modality that includes Cranial/Structural Techniques, Specialized soft tissue protocols, and energetic healing techniques unique to Structural Energetic Therapy®. Don is constantly expanding the Structural Energetic Therapy® techniques as the conditions and symptoms present the opportunities. He has been in private practice since 1976, and has his practice and training center in Lutz, FL. He is the only approved instructor of his advanced Structural Energetic Therapy® techniques that are taught in the intensive one year SET Training program. He is a licensed Massage Therapist (MA3267), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH705), Continuing Education (CE) provider for the State of Florida and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is a Certified Postural Integrator, Reichian Release Therapist, and has expertise in Bioenergetics, Gestalt Therapy, Rebirthing, Hypnosis, Matrix Energetics (levels 1-4), Quantum Touch techniques, Emei Qigong, Usui Reiki, Transcendental Meditation, Sylva Mind Control, Polarity Therapy, Yoga meditation, regression hypnosis, Touch for Health, Jin Shin Do, EST, and Reconnection. He served three years as Executive President of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, and also held the positions in that organization of Executive First vice President, the Education Standards Chair, and Provider Guidelines. He received the 1994 & 1997 Florida State Massage Therapist of the Year Award. He has lectured and taught at universities, massage schools, Florida State Massage Association (FSMTA) Conventions and Chapter Meetings, and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National conventions and State Chapter Meetings. He developed his one year intensive SET Training program, 12 IST (intermediate level) workshops, and Cranial/Structural Energetics. Don has published five books, instructional videos, a DVD,  a Meditation CD, and numerous articles for massage journals. Don’s sports related experience includes rehabilitation therapy for many kinds of athletes and a past staff position with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Don is a member of the FSMTA, AMTA, and ABMP.
“The Quick Release Technique”
The Quick Release Technique can be integrated with most massage techniques or used as a complete therapy by itself. This effectively treats headaches, neck & shoulder pain, clients with osteoporosis, reduces tension and stress, and prepares clients for deeper work.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • October 4: Cathy Cohen, on Nerve Gliding Movements
  • November 1: Rebecca Pollock, on Elements of Herbalism
  • December 4: Annual SW Chapter Party, Ben Dillard, DJ