FSMTA Virtual Conference

October 24-25, 2020

Given the circumstances presented by COVID-19 and the cancellation of our 2020 Convention, the FSMTA Educational Standards Committee and FSMTA Events Committee have re-imagined a similar event within a virtual environment. The 2020 FSMTA Virtual Conference provides a rich learning environment for current and aspiring Massage Therapists with information on infection control, self-care, and strategies for rebuilding after a pandemic.















Saturday - English Sessions | Sunday - Spanish Sessions

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - English Sessions
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Functional Self-Care for Pain-Free Massage Practice & Longevity
Speakers: Lynn Teachworth and Ann Teachworth
Credit Category: Hands On 
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Vendor Demo presented by Covidas20
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Touch of Empathy: An Ethics Perspective 
Speaker: Marelda Rodrigues
Credit Category: Ethics 
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Vendor Demo presented by First Alternatives/Avazzia
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Human Trafficking: Massage Therapist Certificate
Speaker: Stephanie Costolo
Credit Category: Human Trafficking 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Infection Control During COVID-19 Pandemic for Massage Therapists
Speaker: Dr. Rosa Sanchez Enriquez
Credit Category: Medical Errors
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
How to Rebuild After a Pandemic
Speaker: Cary Bayer
Credit Category: General
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Diversify Your Practice: Become a Holistic Coach
Speaker: Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot
Credit Category:  General
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Remarks including information about the FSMTA Endorsed Comprehensive Malpractice Insurance Coverage


Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Spanish Sessions
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Autocuidado funcional para la práctica del masaje sin dolor y la longevidad
Speakers: Lynn Teachworth and Ann Teachworth
Translator: Renee Scioville
Categoría: Las manos en
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Toque de empatía
Speaker: Marelda Rodrigues
Categoría: ética
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Trata de personas: certificado de terapeuta de masaje
Speaker: Renee Scioville
Categoría: Trata de personas
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Control de infecciones durante la pandemia de COVID-19 para terapeutas de masaje
Speaker: Dr. Rosa Sanchez Enriquez
Categoría: Errores Médicos
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Comercialice su práctica de masaje de vuelta a la vida
Speaker: Orueta Teba
Translator: Renee Scioville
Categoría: General
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Diversifique su práctica: conviértase en un entrenador holístico
Speaker: Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot
Categoría: General
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
 Closing Remarks




      Member   Student    Non-Member
  ENTIRE DAY   $60   $30    $90
  1 Hour class   $10       $15
  • Human Trafficking
  • How to Rebuild After a Pandemic
  • Diversify your Practice: Become a Holistic Coach
   2 Hour Class            
  • Functional Self-Care for Pain-Free Massage Practice & Longevity
  • Touch of Empathy
  • Infection Control During COVID-19 Pandemic for Massage Therapists
















Cary Bayer
Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot
Stephanie Costolo
Marelda Rodrigues
Dr. Rosa Sanchez Enriquez
Renee Scioville
Lynn and Ann Teachworth




Registration Sponsor - $500 (Sponsor is encouraged to provide a door prize) - SOLD
  • Acknowledgment on registration site as the official registration sponsor
  • Acknowledgment in all marketing emails
  • Recognition on-screen before opening/general sessions
  • Special recognition in the closing session
  • 1-minute spot to introduce yourself and promote your company 
  • Two complimentary passes for your representatives to attend sessions throughout the full conference
  • Excel registration list pre- and post-conference to promote your products and services to conference attendees 
With a $250 deposit for 2021 Convention, exhibitors will be given the opportunity to present a 15-minute vendor demo for the Virtual Conference (Exhibitors are encouraged to provide a door prize) - First come, first served - Limited number of demos available 
  • 6 available on October 24 - Must be in English
  • 6 available on October 25 - Must be in Spanish

How do I attend?
After you register online you will receive an email with the next steps closer to the conference date! We look forward to hosting you!
How many Hands On credits can I earn at the Virtual Conference?
The FL Board of Massage recently voted to allow distance learning for the 2019/2021 renewal period only.  Classes can be taken live or distance learning.  The amount of hours required for each category remains the same (Ethics - 2 hours; Medical Errors - 2 hours; Rules and Laws - 2 hours; Human Trafficking - 1 hour; Live/Hands On Techniques - 12 hours; 24 hours total).