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Ethical Issues for Massage Therapists

Studying ethics is the core of building a successful business.  Ethics is just learning how to create successful relationships with others. You can market and advertise until you are broke, but the key to building successful client/therapist relationships involves what issues you bring to the table and understanding the issues a client brings to the table.  Learning about yourself and the therapeutic relationship will deepen your relationship with success.
The following articles are just the beginning of looking at the therapeutic relationship and the relationship with yourself.  You can get an in depth experience of these issues and more when you join

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Principles of Ethics

Self Assessment Questionnaire

Explorations in Ethics (My personal experiences)

Issues and Ethics: Insurance Billing or Medical Massage

Issues and Ethics: Using Aromatherapy, Selling Aromatherapy Products

Issues for Male Practitioners

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See also: Psychology 101 for Massage therapists

Articles Online
Caretaking vs. Caregiving by Jack Blackburn, Trager practitioner. 
www.jackblackburn.homestead.com  - go to articles.  Highly recommended.

Books on Ethics:
Educated Heart  Professional Guidelines for Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers and Movement Teachers by Nina McIntosh.  www.educatedheart.com  A great book on the issues faced by massage therapists everyday.  

Ethics of Caring- Kylea Taylor

The Ethics of Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide To Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice
by Ph.D. Ben E. Benjamin (Author), Cherie Sohnen-Moe (Author)

See also my recommended reading list.

 

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