Massage Ethics

Every day as massage therapists we interact with all different types of people as clients and colleagues. Working so closely with people means we have great opportunity to make a positive impact but it also means that our business practices and therapeutic relationships are rife with opportunities for ethical issues. Our ultimate desire is to not only do no harm but also to positively benefit those we work with and encounter. This course provides a systematic review of fundamental principles of ethics in massage as well as guidelines for ethical decision making. We'll discuss common scenarios in therapeutic relationships, business practices, and other professional relationships that could lead to ethical issues, and consider how to address them. Ethics isn't just about what not to do but also provides guidelines to operating with integrity in order to best serve everyone we work with.

Instructor(s)

Lynn Teachworth

Lynn Teachworth

Lynn Teachworth BS, LMT, ADV.CBP, FAFS, ATSI, CAFS, has been in the bodywork, human performance, and energy medicine fields for over thirty years. He is certified in over thirty complementary medicine modalities. His clients include CEO’s and Presidents of many Fortune 500 companies as well as over 1000 professional athletes in the areas of sports injuries and physical/mental performance. He is a 2018 inductee into the World Massage Hall of Fame and has been an instructor in Massage Therapy and Structural Integration theory for over 17 years, teaching in eight different countries.

Ann Teachworth

Ann Teachworth

Ann Teachworth, BA, LMT, RYT, CBP, Franklin Method Educator has been working in integrative health, human performance, and movement for 15 years. She is an educator for massage therapists and yoga teachers, among other integrative and movement therapists, with an emphasis on embodied functional anatomy, kinesiology, and mindbody training. Her work with clients and students is fueled by a passion to help people understand and experience their design and function more fully so that they can think, move, and be more fully expressed and alive in their bodies and lives.

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Course Code (TH600-K)
Credit Hours 3.0
Date Nov 5
Time 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST
Class Period(s) Class Period 3
Location Hall K
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