Who is Ethical Massage?
Welcome to the Ethical Massage Therapy Center You have heard of Swedish Massage, Hot Stone, Aruveydic and so on. There are literally hundreds of massage techniques.
Click to enlarge any thumbnail version of our License or Certifications at the foot of this page. They are only a partial display of the many years invested in becoming expert.
But Ethical Massage is not just a single technique or a way of working. It is a body of professional standards and behavior regardless of the specific massage modality or course of therapy that is applied. It respects medical advice, as well as professional standards of conduct.
Ethical Massage is both the name of our professional practice, and the guiding principle of everything we do. Therefore, to start with, every staff member is a Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). Occasionally, and even then only with your permission, we may ask that you allow an intern to observe a technique or method being carried out by your licensed therapist
In addition to the hundreds of hours of professional training and supervised practicum that are required for a state license, every staff member, must intern in our own Ethical Massage Therapy System whose techniques and standards of bodywork are much higher. No staff member is permitted to take this higher level of training until Licensed Massage Therapist status is granted by the state examining board.
Massage is the most intimate form of platonic contact. Therefore, regardless of the specific massage technique used, ethical standards must be respected by the Provider and the Client.
Those ethics (click here) are grounded in:
- the roles and boundaries of our practice
- the correct application of each component of the therapeutic process: assessment, referral, therapeutic action and outcome evaluation
- important ethical considerations that relate to the roles and boundaries of professional massage and/or bodywork