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Massage therapists, bodyworkers, students, and educators—ABMP is here to serve you. With meaningful resources and support that make a difference in your career, discover why our members expect more, and get more, with ABMP.
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MEMBERSHIP

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.

GRADUATES

Start your career on the right foot with special pricing on your first year of professional membership that includes liability insurance, an online scheduling app, continuing education, and more.

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 courses, 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

US Department of Education 150% Rule Update

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction that halts the enforcement of the US Department of Education’s new Bare Minimum Rule, also known as the “100% rule,” until the court takes further action. This is the first step in what could be a lengthy battle to ultimately delay enforcement of the rule, providing schools more time to adjust their programmatic standards, or overturn the rule altogether. Find out more and what your school needs to do to prepare.

Colorado Bill Requires Local Background Checks

Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 24-1371, requiring local government (counties, cities, or municipalities) to conduct periodic criminal background checks for massage establishment operators, owners, and employees.

Blog

Julie Plachta: Serving the Underserved

Woman massages a client who is lying facedown on a massage table.

As we get closer to celebrating Massage Is for EveryBody, July 14–20, 2024, we wanted to share more of Julie Plachta’s story, which exemplifies the inclusive values of this campaign.

Benefits

Featured ABMP Discount Partner: Yomassage

ABMP members receive 20% off Signature Yomassage, Mindful Touch by Yomassage, Barefoot Yomassage, Table Yomassage, and Yomassage Facials certifications.

Podcast: THE INTERSTATE MASSAGE COMPACT

Skills and experience are transferable, but your state massage license is not. On this episode of The ABMP Podcast, ABMP President and CEO Les Sweeney is joined by Debra Persinger, Executive Director at FSMTB, to discuss the Interstate Massage Compact ( IMpact ), how it would affect practitioners, where it stands in regards to legislation, and how it would benefit consumers.

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