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Association membership with ABMP provides a portfolio of benefits—comprehensive liability insurance, professional publications, marketing materials, money-saving discounts, and more—to assist you in maintaining a fulfilling bodywork career.
After you sign up for membership, you'll receive access to your own online account, from which you can access client forms, marketing tools, business management resources, and more! In addition, you'll receive in the mail your ABMP membership packet, which includes Your ABMP Membership, a guide that illustrates the many benefits you receive
as a member and how to best use them.
Here are some highlights:
Certificate of Insurance. In addition to being able to access your COI anytime through your online account, you will also receive a copy mailed to you in your ABMP membership packet.
Massage & Bodywork magazine. This award-winning magazine is published six times a year (included as part ofyour membership) and keeps you current with the newest developments, trends, and viewpoints in the profession.
Different Strokes. ABMP's member newsletter features association news, legislative updates, ABMP BizFit practice management tools, contributions from and profiles of ABMP members, and much more.
Your own website. This is the best website builder in the profession, hands down. Built from the ground-up to meet the explicit needs of bodyworkers, ABMP's Website Builder 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!
ABMP Online Education Center. Complimentary one-hour webinars from the profession's biggest names come direct to ABMP members. Members watch for free and can choose to purchase the associated CE at deeply discounted prices. Or select from a catalog of interactive, engaging on-demand CE courses, many of which include audio, video, and dynamic features to make your learning experience enjoyable and relevant! While the courses are affordable for everyone, ABMP members receive one free course and significant discounts on the rest. Don't see what you want? Visit our CE Calendar, an independent listing, and find the CE to best meet your needs.
Discounts for Members! ABMP is continually partnering with service providers to give our members access to discounts and deals. Examples of these include a members-only credit card, and discounts on online scheduling, travel/lodging, portable credit card processing, auto and home insurance, legal services, and other extras just for belonging to ABMP. Preview partner companies providing discounted services to ABMP members!
ABMP Client Treatment Forms. These ready-made client management forms ensure you have the tools needed for a responsible bodywork practice. Forms include First-time Client Health History, SOAP Notes, Screening Questionnaire, Body Map, and more. View a sample.
Customized client newsletter. Market your services to potential clients by creating your own educational newsletter. Select your content from dozens of articles, add your business information, and even create a coupon. In minutes you will have a professional, four-page newsletter. View a sample.
Customized client education brochures. At your fingertips you have titles such as: "Why Should I Get a Massage?" "About Sports Massage," and "A Path to Healthy Skin." Simply add your personalized information and download—a great addition to your marketing resources! View a sample.
Massagetherapy.com Referral Service. Through our public education website, Massagetherapy.com, we're not only educating consumers about massage, we're actively driving business to you. The Massagetherapy.com Referral Service allows potential clients to simply type in the zip code in which they want to find a practitioner, and a list of ABMP members who elect to be part of the service is generated.
Your own email account. Set up an e-mail account and choose your domain name: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge and no annoying advertising.
Successful Business Handbook. This premier, 200-page guide provides resources for buildingyour practice from the ground up and sustaining a successful business. Chapters include: Getting Started,Managing Financial Health, Good Business Basics, Marketing, Advertising,and Promotion, Working with Physicians and HMOs, and more.
Legislative updates. ABMP advocates on your behalf regarding legislative issues affecting your right to practice. ABMP's interactive legislative map allows members to click a state for complete state requirements, massage board contact information, and legislative updates. Our members are the first to know about changing regulations in every state.
Body Sense magazine. This a digital publication designed to educate your clients (and potential clients) about the benefits of massage and wellness. Use this beautiful publication to boost your client education efforts. Learn more at www.abmp.com/bodysense.
Photo library. Choose from a wide selection of bodywork images, perfect for you to use on your website and in your marketing materials. ABMP's photo library contains images of professional photographs, covering a variety of subjects. Ranging from massage-specific, to hands-on, to environment shots, these high quality images will help you round out your marketing portfolio. Rights have been secured for you.
Massage Marketplace. Need it, find it, buy it. This online massage supplies resource allows practitioners one-stop shopping. Organized by category, you can select a specific interest, or you can search product options by keyword. ABMP members, look for exclusive discounts from vendors!
Database of educational articles. Access hundreds of features from past issues of Massage & Bodywork magazineand Body Sense magazine.
Optional insurance programs. 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.
Earn free membership! When you encourage a friend to join ABMP, we'll thank you with a $20 referral credit. Learn more.
Responsive, Personal Service. We started the conversation with liability insurance, so it only makes sense to bookend ABMP benefits with our expectmore member service. When you do need something—to join, renew a membership, obtain information, or get help on a career challenge—you want to talk to a knowledgeable, caring human being. Now. Not tomorrow, not next week, but right now. ABMP understands. And when you need us, we're here.
We know the field, and we''ve been helping members since 1987. Nothing pleases our professional, friendly staff more than finding an answer to a member query, calling the member, and hearing, "I'm really surprised you got back to me so quickly!" We treasure each of our 80,000-plus members and echo the caring and compassion you bring to your work. That's why our credo is expectmore. Try us. Compare our attentiveness to what you've experienced with other associations.
Is our approach unique? Hardly. We simply understand that ABMP's primary purpose is to serve the needs of individual members, not to waste energy engaging in internal politics. You may find indifference or distraction elsewhere, but not here. We're focused on providing excellent service and exploring ways to add value to your ABMP membership. Period. That's the essence of what our expectmore philosophy is all about. Call us. We'll be delighted to talk with you.