ABMP Member Benefits
More Than "Just Insurance"
- Credibility — As members of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, practitioners
express to consumers their adherence to a
Code of Ethics governing their client relationships,
professionalism and scope of practice; use of appropriate techniques; and advertising standards.
- Low membership fees for valuable benefits — no increases in the base Professional Membership
fee since 1987. Several levels of membership are offered while spurring members to reach for our
top Certified designation.
- The award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine,
published nationally six times annually, is widely regarded
as the most helpful professional journal in the field, offering the latest research, historical
perspectives, massage techniques, business information, professional trends and a variety of
regularly featured columns. It also features supplemental sections and publications addressing
- In August 2008, a digital version of Massage & Bodywork magazine was launched at no charge to members. It is the first to be offered by a major massage membership association.
- Body Sense magazine
(member support piece geared to a practitioner's massage customers) twice a year.
- Numerous additional publications supporting members in establishing and operating their
Also a promising sign — 57 percent of respondents answered "ABMP" when asked, "Which
association best serves the interests of its membership and the profession?" (The
second-place association received only 15 percent of the votes — June 2001 poll conducted
by Massage Today
.) Though more recent independent polls have not been taken, it's a
reasonable presumption ABMP's more rapid membership growth than AMTA's in the subsequent
years reflects a continuing perceived difference.
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