Featured ABMP Discount Partner: Active&Fit Direct

For every massage therapist’s fitness goals, Active&Fit Direct will keep you active—whether at home or the gym. Offering more than 5,500 on-demand workout videos and unlimited lifestyle coaching, Active&Fit Direct provides users with plenty of categories to choose from, including cardio, strength, dance, martial arts, mind/body, high-intensity interval training, cycling, and more. With Active&Fit Direct, you have access to 11,000+ fitness centers with the ability to change anytime, as well as 4,500+ new premium exercise studios and fitness centers, including Club Pilates, Pure Barre, Row House, CycleBar, StretchLab, STRIDE, and YogaSix. Your Active&Fit Direct membership allows you to enroll a spouse or domestic partner, and there are no long-term contracts; all of that and more starts at just $28 per month. ABMP members have the initiation fee waived through February 29, 2024, by using the code listed on the ABMP member discounts page.



Washington Massage Board Vacancies

The State Department of Health and the Washington Massage Board are seeking licensed massage therapists to fill professional member vacancies. Apply before the June 30 deadline.

Maryland Bills Add Instruments, License Requirements, Practice Violations

In May, Governor Wes Moore signed into law two bills affecting massage therapy. House Bill 1497 allows instrument-assisted techniques, amends the license reinstatement process, and adds a new requirement for some licensure applicants. House Bill 1498 addresses unauthorized practice violations.


Julie Plachta: Serving the Underserved

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As we get closer to celebrating Massage Is for EveryBody, July 14–20, 2024, we wanted to share more of Julie Plachta’s story, which exemplifies the inclusive values of this campaign.


Featured ABMP Discount Partner: MemberDeals

MemberDeals provides ABMP members unique access to exclusive offers on the world’s greatest entertainment and travel brands, including Walt Disney World Resort and Cirque du Soleil.

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