POLITICO Florida | The Travel Therapy Association of America has fired its director of massage therapy, the organization announced Monday.
“The Travel Therapy association believes in the importance of transparency and accountability, and in our view the actions of our Board of Directors have not been in accordance with the standards of the Travel Therapy organization and its members,” said the association’s statement, which was posted on its website.
The association was founded in the 1950s and has since grown to be the largest independent massage therapy business in the country, according to the company’s website.
It has more than 4,000 members across the country and has provided services to presidents, senators, and governors.
The association’s website describes the business as “a travel therapy company that specializes in massage therapy and massage therapy training.”
The statement did not say how many members it has, or if the company has hired an outside attorney to represent it.
The Travel Therapist Association of Florida said in a statement that the board had “no choice but to terminate the director of travel therapy, Lisa Marie-Stacey.”
It’s unclear how long the board has been in charge of the organization, which is located in Gainesville, Fla.
The association is part of the Florida Association of Travel and Convention Administrators.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Tourism Authority did not immediately return a message Monday seeking comment.
The Association of American Travel Agents did not respond to a message.
The Florida Travel Association said in its statement that it is in the process of terminating its director.
The statement also said the Travel Therapy Association of New Jersey had “resigned” its board, which had previously approved the association to become a member of the association.
A spokesman for the travel agency did not return a call Monday seeking clarification on whether it had fired its board.