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What a lovely day for a tennis tournament!

Last Sunday, I spent the day out in Gulf Breeze doing massage at the Tennis Tournament for the Santa Rosa Education Foundation benefiting “Take Stock in Children”. It was a beautiful day with great folks from the tennis community coming out to support the event. The FSMTA Sports Massage Team was there with hardworking hands.

Great job to everyone who attended and helped out!



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Benefits of Massage- Board of Massage Therapy

Here is a brief article on the benefits of massage from FSMTA’s , Florida State Massage Association’s, new “interweb site”. I believe this article was originally produced by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy. The Fl Board of MT helps regulate professional/ medical licenses issued by the FL Department of Health. FSMTA is celebrating 70 years this year organizing and bettering the profession for the public and its practitioners. In my humble opinion Florida is one of the best places worldwide to give and receive massage therapy.

Be blessed!

Massage Therapy is a proven and effective means of relaxation and stress relief. Therapeutic massage is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals to complement traditional medicine as research proves its healing effects.

Here are some of the ways massage can help improve a person’s health:

* Increases Blood Circulation and Lymph Flow

* Reduces Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

* Reduces Stress and Tension

* Relieves Chronic and Temporary Pain

* Improves Flexibility

* Increases Levels of Serotonin, Protecting Against Depression

* Increases Endorphins, the Body’s Natural Painkillers

* Strengthens the Immune System

* Premature Infants Gain Weight Faster When Massaged

* Prevents Sports Injuries And Increases Athletic Performance

* Helps Relieve Tension, Sinus And Migraine Headaches

* Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis and more

A valid Massage Therapy License issued by the Department of Health is required to provide massage therapy in the state of Florida. If you suspect someone is practicing Massage Therapy without a license or at an unlicensed establishment, please report this unsafe and illegal activity by calling (toll free) 1-877-HALT-ULA. You can confirm someone’s license by searching on the Board of Massage Therapy’s License Verification Screen

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Letter to the editor

Letters to the editor Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Fl.
November 11, 2008

Thank you
Each year the governor proclaims “Massage Therapy Awareness Week” and our chapter extends that throughout the month to spread awareness about the many benefits of massage therapy.
As president of the Emerald Coast Chapter of Florida State Massage Therapy Association, I want to extend a very big “thank you” to a few of our best and most faithful licensed massage therapists in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. They not only took time away from their practices and asked their patients to reschedule, but donated time on weekends to give the gift of touch.
This year our organization was able to help with donations to Covenant Hospice, National Dow n Syndrome Society Buddy Walk, Angel’s Garden Art Fair and the Ronald McDonald House (Airplane Pull).
A huge thank you to those therapists: Donna Stone, James Fritschle, Roberta Broussard, Rene Kivell, Susie Hastings, Terry Brightwell, Vi Garcia and Julius Daniels. They set themselves apart from others and that truly shows and will surely be rewarded.
To quote Mother Teresa, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
— Clara Brosnaham


FSMTA- Airplane Pull fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House

Hi folks,

Although I was supposed to be out of town at a sport’s event and could not make it, I’m so very much honored that I was able to stay to work with all the volunteers and EC chapter of the FL State Massage Therapy Association. Great thanks to the many community supporters and many, many people that it takes to put on such a big event to benefit the Pensacola Ronald McDonald House. Here are some fun photos from the event.

“Streeeessed-out Sand-Person”

“Massage and Tweaking”

“relaxed and head fastened back on”

Awesome fun, perfect Florida fall weather, who could have asked for a better day?!

A special thanks to the talented licensed massage therapists: Roberta Broussard, Julius Daniels and Clara Brosnaham who gave of their time and hard work. And let’s not forget a most special thanks to our own support staff: David and Olivia, YOU helped make this event such a joy!

Love you all,