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 massage 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

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.

Increasing Education Hours: A Trend on the Rise

Due to a revised federal rule change, states with minimum-hour education requirements lower than 600 are considering increasing their massage therapy program length. Find out which states have already introduced bills that would raise education hours, which massage boards have proposed and made final rule changes, and why this is becoming a national trend.

Blog

ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

Benefits

Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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