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EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week


EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week

ABMP is proud to sponsor the award-winning national event, EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, and looks forward to your participation. Since 1995, ABMP members have given their time, money, and effort to help those less fortunate, while also promoting themselves and the profession. This year's event will be held the week of July 10-16, 2016

ABMP members, create your own marketing materials including customizable coupons, postcards, and posters by clicking the link below. You can easily add your business contact information and print these marketing materials at home.

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Discussion Forum

2016: Share Your Story!

We're celebrating another incredible EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week! Massage therapists and bodyworkers across the country gave back to their communities and shared the power of massage!…Continue

Started by Kristin Coverly Aug 18, 2016.

2012 Massage Week - Feedback!

Let's hear some feedback about last year's EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week!-Did you participate?-How did you get involved with your community for this event?-Was your event/community outreach…Continue

Started by Hannah Levy Apr 4, 2013.

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Comment by Darcy Neibaur on June 22, 2012 at 11:59am

Hi Carrie, If only one person attends a charity event than that is a success. One life has been touched by reaching out to them. Change your mind set. These events are about giving to our community not what we will receive back. The success coming in our willingness to give back expecting nothing in return. When you  reach that mind set you have succeeded. 

Tuesday June 26, is a big day in Pensacola, FL. ABMP, AMTA, FSMTA, and MTAA all get together and do free chair massage for our Veterans at the local VA clinic the last Tuesday of every month. We already began talking about it yesterday through exchanging telephone calls and reaching out to each other. I am so pumped up and excited about giving back on Tuesday I cannot wait. This has been going on in Pensacola, FL for the last 3 years. This is the only city I know of in America where all of the Associations and Organizations  come together to give back together in a  community. We have the best time just giving back. That is what it is all about Carrie. It is Priceless. 

Comment by Hannah Levy on June 22, 2012 at 10:49am

Does anyone else have advice for Carrie's massage week event? She is open to suggestions and is hoping to hear from you!

Comment by Hannah Levy on June 22, 2012 at 10:48am

Carrie - Have you looked at yet to get ideas from the marketing center? My recommendation to you would be to plan your event around a cause that speaks to you. If you haven't seen success in the past from attending a charity event, there are plenty of other ways for you to get involved but from the comfort of your massage room. You could donate your tips that week to a charity that you support, you could ask clients to bring canned food to their massage and offer a discount for that week only to those that bring food for you to donate, you could donate a gift certificate for a 1 hr massage to a charity auction...and so on! This way, you can do good for the community without ever leaving your massage room.

Whatever you decide, make sure to let clients know so that they can plan accordingly and help support you. Did you check out the May/June Massage & Bodywork magazine about sharing your values with your clients?

Your clients will appreciate your enthusiasm for whatever cause you support and you should let them know how you support that cause, they will likely appreciate your dedication to the community and spread the word about you. Good Luck and keep us posted on what your plans are for massage week!

Comment by Carrie Boucher on June 22, 2012 at 10:11am

More specifically, ideas that others have used successfully to grow their business while at the same time helping out with the community.  I've tried some charity events in the past that were not very well attended, so I'm a bit gun shy here :)

Comment by Carrie Boucher on June 22, 2012 at 10:10am

I would like to, but I'm fresh out of ideas at the moment.  I was hoping to join this forum and get some ideas that I can use in this area.

Comment by Hannah Levy on June 22, 2012 at 10:07am

Hi Carrie! Welcome to the group. Are you planning to participate in EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week this year?

Comment by Hannah Levy on June 15, 2012 at 8:19am

Hi Lal, thank you for sharing! Your idea sounds great and those words are very inspiring. Good Luck with your event and keep us posted on how it goes!

Comment by Lal Chand on June 14, 2012 at 8:56pm

This will be my first year participating in EveryBody Deserves event. My plan is to get a few therapist together and offer free chair massages at the local firehouse. I remember being told in school, that we'll graduate with a special gift and should use that gift and give back to our community. 

Comment by Leanna Whitcher on June 13, 2012 at 2:22pm

Volunteers needed in Denver area


Interested in volunteering to do chair massages for "Every Body Deserves a Massage Week"?


The details:

July 16-20


All proceeds donated to March of Dimes

2 locations:  I-25 and Orchard Rd and I-25 at Colorado Blvd.  (located in office buildings of Cigna)


You can make your own schedule on how many hours and how many days.  Only have time for 2 hours?  No problem!  If you have a chair please bring it, if not we will find one for you to use.


If you are interested in volunteering please contact Leanna at 


We are hoping for a big turn out and filling each day and the 40hours with at least one therapist.  Bring your business cards!

Comment by Hannah Levy on June 4, 2012 at 8:13am

Hi Maggie and Yvette! Welcome to the group. Are either of you planning to participate in EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week this year?


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