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MEMBERSHIPS MADE TO FIT

PROFESSIONAL

Our standard level of membership includes liability insurance, 350+ hours of free CE from on-demand courses, , ABMP Five-Minute Muscles and Pocket Pathology, a subscription to Massage & Bodywork magazine, dozens of discount partners, and more. Scroll down for more details.

$199

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CERTIFIED

Our best membership value gives you everything included in Professional membership, an additional 400+ hours of free CE from on-demand courses, bigger discounts on massage tables and supplies, a monthly payment option, and more. Scroll down for more details.

$229 or $20/mo

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GRADUATES

We make it easier for new graduates to get started in their careers by offering a special first-year price on our memberships that includes professional liability insurance and other great benefits. If you have ABMP Exam Coach, you save even more!

$89

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Live outside the U.S. or don't need the insurance but want the extras? Become an Associate Member

“As soon as I made the switch to ABMP a few years ago, I was grateful. Thank you for making me feel truly part of—and supported by—a PROFESSIONAL organization.” —Amanda

DISCOVER All THE REASONS TO LOVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Professional Liability Insurance You Can Trust

In an accident you call us first, not an insurance company—we don't leave you to face a difficult situation alone. With ABMP you have individual liability insurance coverage, so all policy limits are yours and not subject to a master policy limit. There's no extra charge for Additional Insured Endorsements, and you can even add optional Business Personal Property insurance to protect your equipment.

Unlimited FREE CE, No Strings Attached

Want to keep your skills sharp and learn new techniques? The ABMP Education Center gives members free CE for 200+ on-demand webinars from top presenters like Ruth Werner, Ben Benjamin, and Erik Dalton. Plus, ABMP Certified members get even more, with an additional 400+ free CE hours.

Expert Assistance at Your Fingertips

Our members-only, quick-reference apps are fun to use and full of information you can use in your practice. ABMP Five-Minute Muscles delivers muscle-specific palpation and technique videos, plus actions, origins, and insertions, for the muscles most commonly addressed by bodyworkers. And ABMP Pocket Pathology, created in conjunction with Ruth Werner, provides quick info to help you make treatment decisions for your clients.

Big Savings = Happy Members

Every dollar counts, which is why our discounts save you money on massage tables, chairs, and lotions for your practice, shoes and healthy food for your family, and other everyday expenses. Practicing self-care with a vacation, or shopping for cell phone service? You'll save there too.

We Work for You

We mean it when we say that we go above and beyond liability insurance. Our award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine, delivered six times a year, keeps you informed and inspired. And our expectmore customer service and dedicated legislative advocacy put you first so that when you need to, you can call in and get help from a real, human person.

“I am so glad I found ABMP, now my MT home! All that I have come to know in my passion for MT care is right here. Little did I know that the therapists I have followed forever are also part of ABMP!” —Mary

Practitioners

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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