Featured ABMP Discount Partner: PocketSuite

ABMP has partnered with PocketSuite to bring massage therapists a customized, easy-to-use phone app that lets them focus on what matters most—their clients. The ABMP Edition of PocketSuite offers online scheduling so clients are empowered to book sessions directly through websites or booking links, and HIPAA-compliant intake forms and contracts can be automatically sent to clients and safely stored for easy management. PocketSuite also offers credit card payment invoicing and point-of-sale charging with suggested gratuity; automatic appointment and rebooking reminders; cancellation policy enforcement for last-minute no-shows; and easy-to-use tools to help massage therapists run their businesses more simply and efficiently. To get started, head to abmp.com/pocketsuite.



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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