ABMP Statement on Atlanta Shootings

We at ABMP are shocked and saddened at the violence and hate perpetrated yesterday in Atlanta.

It is evident from media coverage that complex issues of unlicensed massage may be wrapped up in the details of this case. But now is not the time to focus on or debate those issues.

We grieve for the victims and their families and condemn the violence and hate that fueled this attack, especially any anti-Asian sentiment that may have played a role. Our support is with all massage therapists and bodyworkers affected and traumatized by this event.



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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