About ABMP: A Massage Therapy Association

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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

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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 Seeks Applicants for Grant Program Advisory Committee

The Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) Grant Program is seeking people to serve on the HOWTO Grant Program Advisory Committee. If you are a motivated leader committed to advancing health equity, trauma-informed workspaces, and expanding the health-care workforce in Oregon, apply before December 15, 2022.

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.

Blog

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

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.

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