My Personal Code of Ethics

My personal code of ethics guides my professional practice and interactions with clients.

  • I dedicate my professional practice to the optimum health and well-being of all my clients and myself.
  • I provide non-sexual, therapeutic (relaxing and medicinal (healing) massage to all my clients.
  • I maintain a safe, warm, clean, comfortable, private environment for clients in the giving and receiving of services and information that promotes optimum health and well-being.
  • I protect the confidentiality and personal boundaries of clients, unless in doing so may bring harm to the client or myself.
  • I promise to clearly explain all the policies and fees with clientele.
  • I encourage clear and honest communications and dialogue, seek suggestions and constructive criticisms, and discuss concerns in a professional manner.
  • I am a student and an educator in the massage therapy field so that I can increase personal and public awareness of the benefits of therapeutic and medicinal massage.
  • I constantly expand my knowledge and skill base through continuing educational activities and critical reflection of experiences to nurture my lifelong learner journey of optimum health and to incorporate appropriate changes to my professional work.
  • I abide by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork’s NCBTMB Code of Ethics and NCBTMB Standards of Practice, the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals’ ABMP Code of Ethics, and National Academy of Sports Medicine’s NASM Code of Professional Conduct.
  • I constantly strive to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates integrity, commitment, and honor that positively reflects on the holistic health professions that I represent.