Massage & Bodywork

JULY | AUGUST 2019

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NEWS NOTES compiled by Brandon Twyford Editor, Online and Digital Strategy | brandon@abmp.com ABMP INTRODUCES MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION In an effort to better meet the needs of members, ABMP is introducing a monthly payment option for ABMP Certified membership. ABMP members will have the option of choosing ABMP Certified membership for $229 a year or $20 per month for 12 months. "We recognize that more things in our lives have moved to monthly payments," says Les Sweeney, president of ABMP. "While ABMP membership and the liability insurance included with it will still operate on an annual cycle, we believe this option for increased flexibility will appeal to many of our members." In addition to the flexibility for monthly payments, ABMP Certified membership includes all the free CE and benefits of ABMP Professional membership, plus access to the World Massage Conference CE library, even bigger discounts on massage tables and supplies, and more. "ABMP Certified membership continues to be the best value in the profession, and that has only increased in the past year," Sweeney says. "We're excited to be able to make it more accessible to all members with this new pricing option." Learn more about ABMP Certified member benefits at www.abmp.com/go/certifiedcentral. ABMP RECOGNIZED AS A TOP WORKPLACE IN DENVER ABMP is proud to announce that Professional Assist Corp, ABMP's employee-owned parent company, was named a 2019 Top Work Place according to the Denver Post. The recognition is based on an anonymous survey of employees conducted by Energage, and ABMP scored particularly well in the category "My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful." The announcement was released on Sunday, May 5, and is available at www.topworkplaces.com/ publication/denverpost/ professional-assist-corp. ABMP BECOMES SPONSOR OF INTERNATIONAL MASSAGE ASSOCIATION ABMP is excited to partner with the International Massage Association (IMA) and the World Championship in Massage (WCM). ABMP Vice President of Communication and Professional Outreach Leslie Young says she's learned a great deal about the diversity of the profession abroad thanks to IMA founder Jeppe Tengbjerg. "We at ABMP are Ta k e 5 a n d t r y A B M P F i v e - M i n u t e M u s c l e s a t w w w. a b m p . c o m / f i v e - m i n u t e - m u s c l e s . 21 delighted to support Jeppe Tengbjerg and his mission to promote massage and bodywork education around the globe," Young says. "Our organizations share the same goal: helping practitioners be successful." In that spirit of support, ABMP donated a year of free ABMP Associate membership ($199 value) to the WCM winners following the competition in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 22–23. This level of international membership comes with access to more than 600 hours of online continuing education, access to ABMP Five-Minute Muscles online resource, the award-winning digital edition of Massage & Bodywork magazine, and many more benefits. To find out who won at the WCM, visit www.worldchampionship-massage.com. For more information on ABMP Associate membership, visit www.abmp.com/IMA. Please direct any questions to outreach@abmp.com.

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