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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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Download the ABMP Student Membership flyer and application.

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. »

Publications

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 Massagetherapy.com 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 Massagetherapy.com, ABMP's public education site, where you can learn more about the benefits of bodywork.

Find a Massage Therapist

Practicing within miles of ZIP
The therapists listed on the Massagetherapy.com 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.
Ranked ABMP's #1 member benefit, this award-winning magazine is published six times a year. Includes the newest developments, trends, and viewpoints in the profession. Check out the digital edition!
Receive a copy of your COI in your ABMP membership packet as well as access it anytime online. Unlike other associations, additional insured endorsements are available at no extra charge.
ABMP advocates on your behalf regarding legislative issues affecting your right to practice. Use ABMP's interactive legislative map to find complete state requirements, massage board contact information, and legislative updates. Our members are the first to know about changing regulations in every state. 
These live, interactive, one-day workshops, delivered around the U.S., have received rave reviews from your peers. Reenergize you and your practice and earn six CE hours for our break-even price of $99 for ABMP members. Learn more.
ABMP is continually creating benefits to add value to your membership. But sometimes all that information about all those benefits can be overwhelming. Your Guide to Membership will walk you through it.
In our 25 year history, ABMP has become the largest massage association in the country by ensuring one thing: our members come first. We provide superior customer service, extensive benefits, and comprehensive liability insurance. Bottom line: ABMP is the best value in the profession.
Superior customer service is our commitment to you. Unlike other organizations that engage in professional jockeying, we're focused on providing excellent service and exploring ways to add value to your ABMP membership. Period. You can expectmore from ABMP.
The highest dollar-amount coverages available. Individual coverage vs. shared coverage between all members. Protection from late-filed claims (occurrence form vs. claims-made coverage). Coverage at multiple work sites for multiple positions. More than two decades of experience. Learn more.
ABMP is continually partnering with service providers to give our members access to discounts and deals.  Preview partner companies providing discounts for ABMP members!
All members agree to abide by ABMP's Code of Ethics. You'll receive and Ethics Certificate to frame and display in your office to underscore your professionalism.
Association news, legislative updates, ABMP BizFit practice management tools, contributions from and profiles of ABMP members, and much more!
The best website builder in the profession, hands down. Includes choose-and-use content, a variety of professionally designed templates and color palettes, domain names choices, free hosting, unlimited pages, and loaded with premium features. Learn more!
The biggest names in the profession are brought directly to you through ABMP's webinar program. Learn the techniques and philosophies live from the experts. Learn more.
Client newsletters and brochures can be branded to your business! Select your ready-to-go content, and drop in your information. Voila! Your marketing materials are done.
Set up an e-mail account and choose your domain name: yourname@massagetherapy.com or yourname@myabmp.com. No charge and no annoying advertising.
Massagetherapy.com educates consumers about massage and actively drives business to you. Potential clients input their location and type of bodywork desired, and a list of ABMP members meeting the criteria is generated. Optional for members.
On-demand courses and archived webinars, as well as live events, are available for CE credits and deeply discounted for ABMP members. Dynamic, high quality education for less.
Our optional business personal property insurance can insure your table and other office possessions for just $95/year for $10,000 in coverage or $250 for $25,000 coverage.
You'll be an official card-carrying member of ABMP when you receive your member ID card in your membership packet upon joining.
This digital publication is designed to educate your clients about the benefits of massage and wellness (and remind them to book an appointment!). Learn more.
Client paperwork is an important part of your practice. We provide you with the forms you need, including, client health history, physician referral, physician permission, SOAP notes, screening questionnaire forms, and more.
Video shorts from peers, ABMP staff, and service providers offer quick tips, tours, and tutorials for establishing a fulfilling career. Learn more.
This premier, 200-page guide helps you create a fulfilling practice. Chapters include: Getting Started, Managing Financial Health, Good Business Basics, Marketing, Advertising, and Promotion, Working with Physicians and HMOs, and more.