October 21, 2016

Membership Information

The IAAMB was founded as a forum for animal massage and bodywork professionals to network and support each other. Our members share a common goal of advancing the field of animal massage and bodywork.

PLEASE NOTE: IAAMB/ACWT Membership Categories and fees changed effective January 1, 2011. Details here.

IAAMB Individual Professional Membership fee is $95.00 per year.

For an additional $30.00 per year, IAAMB members can also purchase membership in the Association of Canine Water Therapy (ACWT).

Learn more about our members, the benefits of membership, how to apply for membership or for members' insurance.

IAAMB/ACWT Membership Categories

Preferred Educational Provider for
Animal Massage/Acupressure/Bodywork/Energy work School

Accepted application includes

  • Established date
  • School Description
  • Location (physical and/or virtual)
  • Size of physical location
  • Number of locations
  • Instructors, curricula vite and experience in the animal massage/bodywork field
  • Number of classes offered each year
  • Average number of students per class
  • Titles of courses, number of contact hours for each course
  • Texts used
  • Length of programs
  • Costs for programs
  • Other certifications


  • May advertise course offerings in the IAAMB Newsletter and website
  • Accredited through the IAAMB/ACWT
  • student referrals

Cost: $199/year

Individual Professional Member


  • Completion of 100 hours of General Massage & Body Work courses from IAAMB/ACWT accredited schools and/or instructors
  • and/or documented experience as an animal massage/bodyworker for a minimum of 2 years
  • and/or prior membership in the IAAMB/ACWT (present members are grandparented in).


  • Membership certificate, suitable for framing,
  • permission to use IAAMB/ACWT logo on your website and marketing materials
  • regional referrals with a professional page with hot links to your website from www.iaamb.org
  • opportunities for promotion
  • networking and mentoring opportunities
  • access to quarterly newsletters on our website
  • calendar of educational listings
  • discounts on workshops and member produced instructional media
  • optional low cost liability insurance

IAAMB Cost: $95.00/year
IAAMB/ACWT: $125.00/year

Student Membership


  • Enrolled in accredited Animal Massage/Acupressure/Bodywork/Energy work school


  • Membership certificate, suitable for framing
  • listing on IAAMB website
  • IAAMB Newsletter
  • member discounts on member produced instructional media

Cost: $25/for first year only

Attention members: Show your membership status on your website by displaying the IAAMB logo and a link back to our site.

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