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Hi Emma -
I joined ABMP a long time ago and have stayed with them as I like the services they offer me. One area the ABMP lacks in is presence in my state. The AMTA in Indiana has a yearly conference that I have attended as they offer great training classes and they produce/promote continuing educations classes throughout the state year round. They began a campaign to give free chair massages to our state officials yearly (pre-licensing). They have a good web-site and anytime I have attended one of their functions they have been very welcoming - they didn't care that I am a ABMP member. I will stay with ABMP - but my wish list would include more involvement on their part locally - as well as nationally.
Their stance on some massage issues and lack of customer service was a big deal to me and just contributed to my overall disatisfaction.
If you have a good thing going with AMTA...great. I didn't and now I'm with ABMP.