ABMP Members Save at the November 12–13 World Massage Conference

Join Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) at the World Massage Conference, November 12–13, 2017!
ABMP is proud to be a sponsor of the World Massage Conference and has arranged discounts for members. ABMP Professional members pay $99 (a savings of $100) for full access, and ABMP Certified members can watch the presentations live for free, or pay $49 for full CE access. ABMP members can register at www.worldmassageconference.com/abmp.
The World Massage Conference is an online CE conference featuring presentations from Massage & Bodywork magazine contributors Laura Allen, Eric Brown, Til Luchau, Doug Nelson, Eric Stephenson, and Ruth Werner, plus ABMP’s Director of Education, Anne Williams. The full schedule of presentations is available at www.worldmassageconference.com/responsive/schedule.



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