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.

February Membership Meeting
February 2, 2016

Bass Pro Shop
Gulf Coast Town Center
2nd floor – Conference Room
10040 Gulf Center Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33913

**Membership ID Required**

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

6:00 p.m. ~ Statewide profession update

7:00 p.m. ~ Presentation (2 CEU)

Presenter: William C. Doreste, DC

William C. Doreste, DC, is chief executive officer of Cranial Release Technique, Inc., a national training institute that he founded in 2005.

The institute is dedicated to the advancement of the Cranial Release Technique® (CRT) as a vital tool for healthcare practitioners worldwide in promoting wellness and reducing stress in patients and clients.

The Cranial Release Technique, Inc. training institute has accredited healthcare providers located in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Curacao and Israel. We have also collaborated with numerous professional associations in the fields of chiropractic and other alternative medicine associations.

Dr. Doreste is a 1985 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and a member the New York Chiropractic Council.

In addition to his extensive experience training practitioners in cranial-related systems, Dr. Doreste has conducted educational programs on workforce health and safety for a wide range of corporations and labor organizations. Among them are Federal Express, United Parcel Service, American Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, New York City Emergency Medical Services, the District Council of Carpenters, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • March: Delores Guzzi
  • April: Greg Boster
  • May: Carey Bayer
  • June: Dennis Price
  • July: NO MEETING
  • August: Ben Dillard
  • September: Don McCann
  • October: Cathy Cohen
  • November: Rebecca Pollock
  • December: Annual SW Chapter Christmas Party