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Code of Ethics

This Code of Ethics is a summary statement of the standards by which massage therapists agree to conduct their practices and is a declaration of the general principles of acceptable, ethical, and professional behavior.


  • Have a sincere commitment to provide the highest quality care to those who seek their professional service.

  • Perform only those services for which they are qualified and represent their education, certification, professional affiliations, and other qualifications honestly.

  • Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person and therefore do not unjustly discriminate against clients or colleagues and work to eliminate prejudices in the profession.

  • Strive for professional excellence through regular assessment of personal strengths, limitations and effectiveness and by continued education and training.

  • Work in their communities toward the understanding and acceptance of massage therapy as a valuable health service, abide by all laws governing massage practice, and work for the repeal or revision of laws detrimental to the legitimate practice of massage therapy.

  • Actively support the profession through participation in local, state, and national organizations which promote high standards of practice of massage therapy.

  • Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with a client and respect each client's right to privacy.

  • Respecgt all ethical health care practitioners and work together amicably to promote health and natural healing.

  • Conduct their business and professional activities with honesty and integrity and project a professional image in all aspects of their practices.

  • Accept the responsibility to self, clients, and associates to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

  • Respect the integrity of each person and therefore do not engage in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients.

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