“To practice good ethics is to be concerned about the public welfare, the welfare of individual clients, your reputation, and the reputation of the profession you represent.”
“To practice good ethics is to be concerned about the public welfare, the welfare of individual clients, your reputation, and the reputation of the profession you represent.” So says massage therapist Mark Beck in his book Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage from Milady Publishing. We can take a page from our brothers and sisters in the massage field by reviewing these principles of ethical conduct as outlined by Beck:
- Provide the highest quality care for those who seek your professional services.
- Keep all communications with clients honest and confidential.
- Live up to your promises and obligations.
- Perform only those services for which you are qualified, and refer to appropriate medical personnel when indicated.
- Know and obey all laws, rules, and regulations of your city, country, and state pertaining to your work.
- Be fair and honest in all advertising of services.
- Communicate in a professional manner on the telephone, in personal conversations, and in letters.
- Refrain from the use of improper language and any form of gossip.
- Be well-organized so that you make the most of your time.
- Continue to learn about new developments in your profession by participating in local and national professional associations and pursuing continuing education and training. Do your utmost t
- Treat all clients with the same fairness and courtesy.
- o keep your place of business clean, neat, and attractive. Remember that people judge you by first impressions.
For more information on Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, contact Milady Publishing.