International Myomassethics Federation

A Tradition of Professionalism, Inclusion, and Caring

The International Myomassethics Federation, Inc., (IMF) was established in August 1971, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The founding members dedicated themselves to establishing a professional organization that would encompass all modalities of massage and bodywork. Those founders wanted to further the education and ethical use of myomassology throughout the world.

IMF advocates membership through state/provincial associations, which affiliate with the international group. Persons seeking membership from areas without local affiliate organization are welcomed as members-at-large to IMF. All members would be under the guidance of the bylaws of IMF.

Students, lay members, and other health professionals such as doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and nurses are encouraged to become members.

Benefits of Membership


    IMF is proud to be educationally motivated. Members are provided a variety of workshops and seminars at twice yearly conventions, with inexpensive Continuing Educational programs (CE's) and resource information.


    IMF actively promotes understanding and guidance in legislation to assure proper laws and regulation.


    As an IMF member, you will receive the bi-annual newsletter, Kneaded News. Members are kept up-to-date on the latest techniques with informative articles on issues of professional interest.


    We have contracted with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) for more than 20 years to offer our members one of the industries most comprehensive Liability Insurance plans. As an added benefit to IMF members our contract with ABMP offers a discount on insurance to our members.

    "Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) offers liability coverage with the profession‘s highest aggregate coverages available-$2 million per incident, $6 million total per policy year. And these coverages protect you no matter where - or how many places - you work. These totals are per member, per year, not a shared member aggregate like other associations now offer." It also includes legal defense coverage.


    All members are listed in the IMF International Membership Directory, a guide for others to find massage and bodywork professionals.


    IMF provides its members with networking opportunities and the prestige of professional membership.

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