AMTA vs ABMP: The Strongest Benefits in Massage Therapy

Discover the difference with the only member-driven and member-led massage therapy association.

AMTA offers the strongest benefits in the massage therapy industry. See why over 100,000 massage therapists have chosen AMTA over competitors, including Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). 


Quick Glance Comparison: AMTA vs. ABMP




'A' rated massage liability insurance  
Free online massage CE  
Award-winning magazines, free websites and exclusive discounts on products and services  
Supports hands-on continuing education opportunities in your community  
30% discount at Massage Warehouse  
Local chapters that provide career support and networking opportunities  

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Why Choose AMTA?

Liability Insurance Coverage

AMTA massage liability insurance covers up to $2 million per occurrence/$6 million aggregate for professional liability, general liability, products and personal injury. AMTA members can practice confidently knowing they are fully covered.

Yoga teachers, estheticians, and hot stone massage are all included in AMTA’s coverage, without additional upgrades.

There are no exclusions to your policy for communicable diseases, including COVID-19 when AMTA members comply with state, federal and facility guidelines, and are practicing legally in their state. Learn more about AMTA’s liability coverage and COVID-19.

Full details on AMTA’s insurance coverage 

Optional Insurance Add-Ons

AMTA offers a variety of optional insurance add-ons including health insurance, life insurance and dental insurance at an affordable rate.

Protect your home, income and more with options including:

  • Disability income insurance plan
  • Auto and homeowners insurance
  • Individual and group term life insurance
  • Renters insurance
  • Cancer care insurance
  • Accidental death insurance
  • Emergency Assistance Plus
  • ID Resolve

Members can also have options for supplemental care and travel protection with long-term care insurance and emergency assistance plus insurance.

Learn more about the options available

Free Online Massage CE

AMTA offers a variety of rigorously vetted massage therapy continuing education classes and training opportunities, available online and in person. AMTA members save up to 40 percent and have access to 100+ online courses. In addition, AMTA is an NCBTMB continuing education approved provider and courses have been pre-approved in the 24 states requiring CEs for massage therapists.

AMTA offers free online massage CE in self-care, ethics, business and more, helping massage therapists further their careers and fulfill continuing education requirements for licensing.

Learn more about AMTA’s continuing education opportunities

Hands-on Continuing Education and Training

AMTA members have in-person hands-on training opportunities through the largest annual national convention in the industry, where they can earn a year’s worth of continuing education credits at one time, and through state chapter workshops and training opportunities. State chapters operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

AMTA is the only massage therapy professional organization to have chapters for all states, providing networking opportunities and face-to-face continuing education.

Massage Warehouse and Other Member Discounts

Save on products and services that help you run and manage your massage therapy practice:

  • Massage Warehouse - Only AMTA members save up to 30%
  • MassageBook - 25% exclusive discount, first year of Transition Plan is free
  • BodyworkSites –  Get a free five-page website in minutes
  • Vistaprint – Save sitewide on customized marketing materials
  • Square Credit Card Reader – Exclusive 2.45% rate for first–time users
  • ODP Business Solutions – Save up to 75% on preferred office supplies online
  • AMTA Discount Prescription Card – Save up to 70% on prescription drugs at over 54,000 pharmacies
  • Schedulicity – First ten appointments per month are free. AMTA members save $10 per month on plans
  • Constant Contact – Save up to 25% on email marketing plans
  • Intuit QuickBooks – Save on QuickBooks Small Business and Self-Employed
  • UPS – Save up to 50% on shipping and printing

See all AMTA member discounts

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