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MEMBERSHIPS MADE TO FIT

PROFESSIONAL

Our standard level of membership includes liability insurance, free CE hours for 200+ on-demand webinars, 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+ continuing education 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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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

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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