Content for Practioners

Why Choose ABMP?

  Discover why more than 80,000 massage and bodywork practitioners have made ABMP the largest association in the profession. With ABMP, you get successful-practice resources at your fingertips and peace of mind knowing we've got you covered. Watch this video to learn more. »

Membership Levels, Benefits Snapshot, and Costs

Hands down, at ABMP you get the best value for your money—guaranteed! Choose from a variety of membership plans that protect you and support your career success, no matter which modality you practice.
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Exceptional Liability Insurance

Included with your membership is ABMP's exceptional, full-coverage liability insurance. Read the fine print with other insurance plans and you may find that you don't really have the protection you think you have.
Watch a member describe his own experience with a liability claim.»

Unbeatable Member Benefits

Your ABMP membership includes thousands of dollars of benefits: Massage & Bodywork magazine, an intuitive website builder, a professional email address, marketing materials, webinars, discounted CE, and a whole lot more!
Quick view: Take a look at the many ways ABMP works for you! »

Exclusive Discounts

Discounted tax help, legal services, computers, online scheduling, mobile credit card services, printing services, health insurance and wellness, retail, travel, wireless services, and more, all included with ABMP membership.
Check out the many service discounts available to members! »

Continuing Education, Webinars, and Professional Events

Get the continuing education you need: one-hour webinars, on-demand courses, and day-long live trainings. This benefit is ranked as one of our members' most valued and pays for your membership many times over!
See the schedule of events! »

News & Resources

» GA – Act Now to Ensure CE Choices
» CDC Information on Ebola Virus
» It’s Time to Renew Your GA Massage License
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» New Background Check Requirement for All Florida-Licensed Massage Therapists
» NCBTMB Will No Longer Offer Licensing Exams
» Email Scams Continue to Target Massage Therapists
» New Alaska Massage Therapy Licensing Law
» Wisconsin Continuing Education Requirement
» PA – New Continuing Education Requirement in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
» CA Bill Reauthorizing CAMTC Signed Into Law
» Idaho – License by Grandfathering is No Longer Available
» ABMP Gets an Apology from Redbook for “Happy-Ending Massage” Article
» NJ Bills Propose New Licensure Qualifications and Energy Work Exemption
» Colorado Massage “Registrations” are Now Called Massage “Licenses” Effective July 1, 2014
» All New Jersey Massage Licenses Must Be Renewed By November 30, 2014
» New Requirements for Massage License and Registration Applicants in Maryland
» CAMTC Sunset Hearing Report – March 11, 2014
» California Bill is Amended
» Opportunity to Comment on FSMTB’s Model Practice Act
» Upcoming Michigan Massage License Deadline
» AL Bill Would Clarify Exemptions to Massage License Requirement
» Utah – Reflexology and Ortho-Bionomy Are Now Exempt from State Licensure
» A Minor Legislative Change is Adopted in Indiana
» Deadline is July 1, 2014 for License by Grandfathering in Idaho
» Con Artist Back to Targeting Massage Therapists, Making Advances
» Minnesota Voluntary Credentialing Bill Fails
» Kansas Bill to Require State Licensing of Massage Therapists Fails Again
» MO Bill Proposes New Licensing and Registration Requirements
» Aveda Founder Horst Rechelbacher Dies at 72
» Massage Coalition Releases Statement on Entry-Level Analysis Project
» An Update on the Affordable Care Act
» Volunteer Outreach Opportunities
» Florida Massage Establishments May Not Operate Between Midnight and 5 AM
» Certification Now Required for Non-Licensed Reflexologists in Washington State
» Human Trafficking Notices Must Now Be Posted Unless You Are CAMTC-Certified
» SD Bill Signed into Law, Changes Will Benefit LMT’s
» Washington State to Consider Licensing Massage Businesses
» ABMP Members In The News
» Post a Classified

Content for Students

Cost of Student Membership

We know students don't exactly have money to burn, so for just $45 you receive the many benefits of Student level membership, plus liability insurance!
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Discover Your Potential

Why do you need a Student membership with ABMP? We've created a program designed to complement your studies, providing a strong academic foundation that will help you launch a fulfilling professional career.
Video: A student member describes how ABMP works for her. »
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Tools for Success: We'll Help You Get There

Effectively navigate massage school with ABMP's Student Success Resources and benefits, to help you get where you want to go. Utilize study aids, sample cover letters, webinars, and more.
Webinar: Discover how ABMP resources build student success. >>

Free Email and Website = Business Professional

Set up your professional email and build a beautiful business website with ABMP's super user-friendly tools. No registration or hosting fees--we provide and host your accounts as part of your ABMP membership!
Video: Easy-to-use tools position students to transition to professional. »

Questions About Student Membership?

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Content for Educators

ABMP School Issues Forum

The ABMP School Issues Forum is a gathering where massage school owners, directors, and instructors can educate, inspire, learn, network, and talk shop with peers. Find out more about the forum and access forum resources.

Join the ABMP School Network

We know what you're up against. That's why we invested in resources to help you effectively manage your school and classrooms for a successful, dynamic campus.
Administrators, learn more.
Instructors, learn more.

Instructor Resource Program

Continue to hone your teaching skills and add new tools to your education toolbox with the ABMP Instructor Resource Program. Explore our Instructor Development tools and learn more about curriculum, lesson planning, classroom tips, and more.

ABMP Events & Webinars for Educators

We provide a variety of school support events for educators! Join ABMP for the regional Instructors on the Front Lines one-day workshop, our annual ABMP School Issues Forum, dozens of live and on-demand webinars, as well as dynamic online CE courses.

School Operations Resources

Your time and money are valuable, and running a successful school requires a lot of each. Let us ease the burden. We offer tools for recruiting, admissions, financial aid, curriculum, graduate placement, accreditation, and more.
Video: Hear how ABMP supports schools in building and cultivating successful programs. »


Bodyworkers like to feel the information. Included with your ABMP membership is a variety of publications, from the award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine to The Massage Educator newsletter, written with you in mind.

Business Resources

This collection of tools helps you enhance your admissions and enrollment process, increase communication in the education department, drive clients to your student clinic, build student business skills, and more.

Here for You

Our dedicated ABMP Education team is made up of committed professionals dedicated to helping you build a successful program. Contact your region's ABMP liaison for more information.

Content for Consumers

Visit and Learn More

What is massage? What should I expect from a session? What type of bodywork is best for me? The following links take you to, ABMP's public education site, where you can learn more about the benefits of bodywork.

Find a Massage Therapist

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The therapists listed on the Referral Service are ABMP members who have graduated from an approved massage training program, met ABMP's eligibility requirements, and agreed to abide by ABMP's Code of Ethics.

Bodywork Glossary: What Does It All Mean Anyway?

From Abhyanga to Zero Balancing, we've compiled a list of nearly 300 bodywork terms and their basic definitions to help you navigate the nuances of bodywork types and determine which ones may be best for you.

Sign Up to Receive our Monthly Enewsletter

We send news on bodywork benefits, seasonal wellness bites, and a dynamic poll question directly to your email inbox once a month. Sign up today and keep up to date on bodywork wellness!
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Interested in Becoming a Massage Therapist?

Are you considering a career in massage therapy? Download a guide that outlines the benefits and realities of the profession, see what your state requires, locate schools near you, and choose the right program.

Media Corner

This rich statistical databank provides the most authoritative facts and figures on the dynamic world of the massage and bodywork profession.