New Florida Law Requires Public Education on Massage for Pain


New Florida Law on Massage Therapy for Pain

Florida just took a major step forward with recognizing massage as an accepted approach to pain management. The state passed a new law that requires the Department of Health to develop and publish an online educational pamphlet on the use of non-opioid alternatives for pain, including massage therapy. The publication will need to include information about the advantages of each non-opioid approach, with references on its efficacy. 

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) applauds the foresight of this legislature which will make a difference in how the residents of Florida view their options for pain care and management, with a clear endorsement of massage therapy.  

Learn more about the new Florida law »

AMTA continues to engage with health organizations, and federal and state agencies to discuss how the latest science supports massage therapy an alternative to opioids for pain management. 

Find out how AMTA is advancing the conversation »

Related Resources

Massage Therapy Can Reduce the Cost of the National Opioid Crisis 

Massage Therapy for Pain Can Mitigate Opioid Use 

Massage Therapy in Integrative Care & Pain Management 

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