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PROFESSIONALS

Explore the benefits that members love most, like professional liability insurance, free CE courses, discount partnerships, and more. ABMP Certified members get even more, with a $20 monthly payment option, more CE, and bigger discounts.

Students

Build a foundation for the career of your dreams with ABMP Exam Coach, the best MBLEx test prep available, and ABMP Student membership options.

Schools

Lean on us for resources to support you in the classroom, like ABMP Exam Coach and School Insurance options.


“I recently switched from AMTA and WOW! Love ABMP. Not a thing I thought I would ever say about my insurance or professional organization.” —Nicole

Inspiration & Information

Online CE Courses

Home to 600+ video-based webinars, the ABMP Education Center provides members free CE, and non-members the option to purchase course access.

Massage & Bodywork Magazine

Stay informed and inspired, learn new skills, and boost your practice with our award-winning magazine, delivered to members in print and available online for anyone.

The ABMP Podcast

Explore the issues and challenges unique to the massage and bodywork community with expert voices. Weekly episodes available online or wherever you access your favorite podcasts.

Five-Minute Muscles

Navigate through muscle-specific palpation and technique videos, plus actions, origins, and insertions, for the 83 muscles most commonly addressed by bodyworkers.

“I feel that ABMP has taken a leadership role during this pandemic. ABMP's information, classes, and podcasts tackle relevant topics we are dealing with now.” —Eileen

Practitioners

News

One-Hour Nature Walk Can Reduce Stress in Brain

In a recent study, researchers from the Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development found that an hour walk in Grunewald forest in Germany decreased stress in humans, while a walk for the same duration on a busy street in a shopping mall district in Berlin, Germany, did not reduce stress.

Blog

Keeping Massage Fresh for Longtime Clients

Keeping Massage Fresh.

As much as we want massage therapy to be a routine, we also want it to be an intentional choice every visit because of the client’s love of the service and our care to always meet the client’s (changing) needs.

Blood, Lymph Get Pumped Thanks to Massage

Blood and Lymph Get Pumped.

Massage therapy has become a wildly expansive net that has caught, and continues to catch, a slew of methods of bodywork. You can be an authority in all sorts of approaches, spanning from myofascial release to trigger point therapy to cupping to manual lymphatic drainage. And that’s a good thing! 

Benefits

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Lymphatic System: An Essential Guide to an Underrated System

Join us for a fascinating look at the underrated lymphatic system, with special emphasis on its structures and functions. Learn the vital role each of the system’s components plays, including lymphangions, nodes, trunks, ducts, and the glorious cisterna chyli. We’ll also look at various lymphatic-related pathologies, including lymphangitis, lymphoma, cardiovascular and traumatic edema, and lymphedema.

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