Massage Therapist Ethics

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As a massage professional, I believe, that I can ethically serve my clients best by understanding their rights and needs. I can serve client best by staying within the client and therapist boundaries. I can best support these practices by staying clear of burnout. I’ll utilize my colleagues and other professionals to insure my client’s health and well-being. I’ll impress upon the client how to help themselves through a regiment of a balanced diet and exercise. Ethics is defined, “as the study of standards of conduct and moral judgement; his system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.” [Webster Dictionary] As a professional massage therapist we can best support our client’s rights and needs by defining a code of ethics. To be taken as a professional you much dress smartly in a professional manner. You must ensure that the surroundings are clean and respectable. Hygienic sheets and towels must be provides and sterilized. The massage should take place in a private setting with appropriate surroundings. Clients have the right of refusal. They can refuse service at any time for any reason. Even in the middle of a session. Their needs must be respected. The same right of refusal applies for the practitioner. All clients have the right to confidentiality. A client’s information, and conversation that occur during a session must never be repeated to anyone. The client and therapist boundaries are often difficult to determine. What may be good for one may not be good for another. It is important to explore boundaries and readjust limits to accommodate each individual. When boundaries are crossed, respect may be lost. There are three main types of boundaries we deal with. They are legal, professional, and personal boundaries. Legal boundaries deal with the law, rules, and regulations that are set up by the state and city. The
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