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Choosing a Massage Association

There are 3 major associations: American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and International Massage Association.  Which should you join?  All three.
The time is now to take massage and bodywork to the next level.  Staying informed of all areas in the profession can assist you in your practice and keep you in touch with issues concerning the future of massage and bodywork.  All three groups have their different views and provide different sources of information.  

If all three would join and work together, there would be a much more powerful group to stand up for the massage/bodywork profession.  

Here is a comparison chart of the services the 3 major associations offer.

I also highly recommend subscribing to Massage Magazine, as it is not affiliated with any group.  The articles are very informative and they have a section to keep you updated as to what is going on in the licensing and legislation debate nationwide.
You may think that the cost of joining all three would be expensive. You can join one association to provide your liability insurance and join the other two as associate members to receive their magazines and newsletters and have access to the members only section of their website.  

International Massage Association
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
American Massage Therapy Association
 There are also many other associations for each professional discipline.  You can find a list of the associations at





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