About ABMP: A Massage Therapy Association

ABMP team photo outside office from drone

Who We Are

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a national membership association that goes above and beyond great liability insurance to make it easier for massage and bodywork practitioners and students to succeed. Founded in 1987, ABMP has distinguished itself in the massage community for two main reasons:

  1. ABMP's comprehensive program of liability and business property insurance sets the standard for the profession. Specifically tailored to meet the needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers, the policy included in membership offers "occurrence form" coverage; professional, general, and product liability coverage with the highest limits available; no additional charge for Additional Insured Endorsements; and no "shared member" aggregate, like some other associations.
  2. Our business philosophy is summed up by our credo: expect more. ABMP members receive the most responsive, knowledgeable service and a comprehensive package of member benefits that includes free CE hours, dozens of member discounts, a free business website, the award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine, dedicated legislative advocacy, and more.

ABMP was named a Top Workplace for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022!

Top Work Places 2019-2020The Denver PostTop Work Places 2021Top Work Places 2022

Contact Us

25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401 (see below for map and driving directions)
Phone: 800-458-2267 or 303-674-8478
Fax: 800-667-8260
Email: expectmore@abmp.com
Website: www.abmp.com

Business/Customer Service Hours

ABMP business hours map

Monday through Friday:

  • EST: 9:30am to 7:00pm
  • CST: 8:30am to 6:00pm
  • MST: 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • PST: 6:30am to 4:00pm
  • Hawaii/Aleutian: 3:30am to 1:00pm
  • Alaska: 5:30am to 3:00pm

Network with ABMP

Map and Driving Directions

From Denver:

  1. Take I-70 west to Exit 254 (Genesee Park)
  2. At stop sign, turn left and cross the bridge over I-70 (.1 mile)
  3. Turn left onto Genesee Trail Road (.6 miles)
  4. Turn into the fourth road/driveway on the right
  5. Immediately turn right again into the parking lot of the tan building with orange squares

From Vail:

  1. Take I-70 east to Exit 254 (Genesee Park)
  2. At stop sign, turn right (194 ft)
  3. Turn left at Genesee Trail Road (.6 miles)
  4. Turn into the fourth road/driveway on the right
  5. Immediately turn right again into the parking lot of the tan building with orange squares
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PR/Media Inquiries

As the largest professional association for massage therapists and bodyworkers in the United States, ABMP is pleased to provide press and researchers with authoritative facts and figures, legislative updates, and expert assistance with any specific questions you may have. Contact Senior Director, Administration & Outreach, Leslie Young, 800-458-2267 ext. 1648. Please also feel free to search for ABMP members in your area, or a member who specializes in a particular type of practice, by using our Find a Massage Therapist referral database at www.massagetherapy.com.

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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