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       Florida Senate - 2010                            (NP)    SR 1756
       By Senator Jones
       13-02012-10                                           20101756__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing March 23 and 24, 2010, as
    3         “Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Days.”
    5         WHEREAS, members of the Florida State Massage Therapy
    6  Association and the Florida Chapter of the American Massage
    7  Therapy Association throughout the state are actively involved
    8  in public awareness and health programs to improve the health
    9  and quality of life of Florida residents, and
   10         WHEREAS, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and
   11  the Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association
   12  have been holding Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Days at
   13  the Florida Capitol since 1988 for the purpose of educating the
   14  Legislature and the public concerning the many health benefits
   15  of massage therapy, and
   16         WHEREAS, the practice of massage therapy is regulated by
   17  the Board of Massage Therapy within the Department of Health
   18  under chapter 480, Florida Statutes, and
   19         WHEREAS, massage therapists have been licensed and
   20  regulated in Florida since 1943, and currently more than 29,000
   21  massage therapists are licensed by the state, and
   22         WHEREAS, massage therapy is a low-cost, high-quality means
   23  of enhancing and restoring health, and
   24         WHEREAS, increased awareness of the benefits of massage
   25  therapy will lead to improved health and vitality of the
   26  residents of this state, and
   27         WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes massage therapy for
   28  wellness and preventive health measures, NOW, THEREFORE,
   30  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   32         That the Florida Senate recognizes March 23 and 24, 2010,
   33  as “Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Days.”

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