The Thinking Practitioner Podcast ABMP Membership Discount

New Members Save $24 on ABMP Membership!

Thanks to our partnership with The Thinking Practitioner podcast, new ABMP members get a discount on membership, which includes exceptional benefits designed to help massage therapists and bodyworkers succeed. Join ABMP using the links below to receive:

  • Individual professional liability insurance. General/professional/product coverage wherever you work, with the highest-dollar coverage available in the profession: $2 million per incident and $6 million per year; individual aggregate (not shared); and occurrence-based, protecting you from late-filed claims.
  • Discounts with more than 50 partners! Save money on everything from professional and office supplies, to cell phone service, to shoes and clothes, to travel and leisure.
  • Free CE! 200+ on-demand courses, with topics such as self-care, ethics, various techniques, and more!
  • Massage & Bodywork magazine. Your award-winning publication, with tips and techniques from the leaders in massage education.
  • ABMP Five-Minute Muscles. This dynamic members-only web app lets you quickly and easily refresh your muscle knowledge wherever and whenever with just a few clicks. Includes palpation and technique videos!
  • Customizable client education and marketing materials. Customize ready-made brochures, newsletters, and more with your contact information, plus educate clients with ABMP's beautiful Body Sense digital magazine.
  • And so much more!

With every membership comes the support of a professional association. We’re looking out for your interests, with dedicated legislative advocacy and top-notch customer service to make sure you’re taken care of.

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Don't Need Liability Insurance? Get ABMP Associate Membership

ABMP Associate Membership is a great choice for massage therapists and bodyworkers outside the United States and for individuals in professions related to bodywork. It includes access to 600+ on-demand continuing education courses and all digital benefits, including the new ABMP Five-Minute Muscles, ABMP's website builder, a digital Massage & Bodywork magazine subscription, 50+ partner discounts, and more, and does not include professional liability insurance.

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