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  • Professional networking, support, resource sharing, and communication forums.
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities through participation in AOBTA Board of Directors, Committees, Chapters, and Task Forces at the state and national levels.
  • Voting rights on Organizational issues (for "Voting" levels of membership).


  • Discounts to high-quality continuing education opportunities on international, national, regional and state levels.
  • Access to highly qualified AOBTA Registered and Certified Instructors.


  • Optional, affordable professional liability insurance ($149/yr. professional, $65/yr. student).
  • Optional, affordable life and disability insurance coverage

Professional Credentialing

  • As an AOBTA professional member, your membership is approved by a Peer Review process that verifies your training and skills.  Your professional community and the public knows that you meet the highest professional standards when you qualify as an AOBTA Certified Practitioner, Registered Instructor, or Certified Instructor.

Promotion and Protection

  • Professional Directory listing on the AOBTA website for professional level members.
  • Free website listing of educational and networking events offered by AOBTA members.
  • Protection and representation of the interest, rights, and professional standards of Asian Bodywork Therapies.
  • Regulatory support and action-oriented representation.


  • AOBTA® Pulse: Our bimonthly journal, full of information and articles about ABT, its practice, practitioners, research, instructors, schools and programs, the AOBTA community, and the Oriental Medicine and Massage/Bodywork Communities.

All enrolled students will receive free membership to the

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

for one full year.  These benefits include:​

AOBTA Member Benefits