Associate Membership for Massage Therapy Education

Are you interested in ABMP’s quality Continuing Education and a portfolio of additional outstanding resources, but you don’t need or want liability insurance?

ABMP Associate membership is for you.

At only $199 for 600 hours of continuing education, ABMP Associate membership is tailored to your needs!

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600+ Continuing Education Courses

As an ABMP Associate member, your Continuing Education is free. Choose from more than 600 hours of on-demand massage and bodywork continuing education and earn free CE by completing a short quiz. Then print out a certificate of completion. Thanks to ABMP acquiring the World Massage Conference vault, ABMP Associate members now have access to hundreds of on-demand courses, with topics such as self-care, ethics, various techniques, and more!

Check out our full catalog of continuing education massage therapy courses to find the online course that is right for you. Whether you want to polish your technique, delve into ethics, refocus your self-care plan, or hone your marketing initiatives, ABMP’s courses can help educate and inspire you—and all are available when it’s convenient for you. 

Quick-Reference Apps for Anatomy and Pathology

Access to our quick-reference apps—ABMP Five-Minute Muscles and ABMP Pocket Pathology. These dynamic resources give you information about muscle origin/insertion/actions, key information for nearly 200 common pathologies, plus how-to palpation and technique videos—at your fingertips on a phone, tablet, or computer. More details at abmp.com/abmp-apps.

Award-Winning Magazines

ABMP Associate membership also includes access to the award-winning digital edition of Massage & Bodywork magazine. Six times a year, you can earn CEs by reading and learning from Massage & Bodywork’s premiere contributors. Check out the digital archives at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com.

Marketing Tools and Discount Partners

A customizable website builder—designed with bodyworkers in mind—is also part of ABMP Associate membership, as well as a wealth of online marketing materials to help fuel your practice. An array of companies also offer discounts to ABMP members. (Some of these may not be applicable to international practitioners.)

 

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Do you have questions about ABMP Associate membership? Call our team at 800-458-2267, or email expectmore@abmp.com, and we'll be happy to answer them!

News

Oregon Proposes External Pelvic Floor Massage Rules

The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

Blog

Keeping Massage Fresh for Longtime Clients

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

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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