To enhance the health and happiness of individuals in the workplace.
To support the opportunity for massage professionals to provide meaningful service with passion and integrity.
Code of Ethics
The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to set forth expectations for Morintouch employees and contractors regarding how we are to conduct our transactions with one another and the individuals we serve. Morintouch will, in its activities and actions, reflect the values set forth here and uphold our mission.
1. Commitment to High Quality Care
I will serve the best interests of event participants at all times and provide the highest quality of bodywork and service possible. I recognize that the obligation for building and maintaining an effective, healthy, and safe therapeutic relationship with event participants is my responsibility.
2. Commitment to Do No Harm
I will ensure that all event participants have filled out an official intake form prior to their session to rule out contraindications and determine appropriate session adaptations. If I see signs of, or suspect, an undiagnosed condition that massage may be inappropriate for, I will refer that individual to a physician or other qualified healthcare professional and delay the session until approval from the physician has been granted. I understand the importance of ethical touch and therapeutic intent and will conduct sessions with the sole objective of benefitting the client.
3. Commitment to Honest Representation of Qualifications
I will not work outside the commonly accepted scope of practice for massage therapists and bodywork professionals. I will adhere to my state’s scope of practice guidelines (when applicable). I will only provide treatments and techniques for which I am fully trained and hold credible credentials. I will carefully evaluate the needs of each event participant and refer them to another provider if the individual requires work beyond the capacity of massage and bodywork. I will not use the trademarks and symbols associated with a particular system or group without authentic affiliation. I will acknowledge the limitations of massage and bodywork by refraining from exaggerating the benefits of massage therapy and related services.
4. Commitment to Uphold the Inherent Worth of All Individuals
I will demonstrate compassion, respect, and tolerance for others. I will seek to decrease discrimination, misunderstandings, and prejudice. I understand there are situations when it is appropriate to decline service to an individual because it is in the best interests of their health, or for my personal safety, but I will not refuse service to any individual based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, physical build, or sexual orientation; religious, national, or political affiliation; social or economic status.
5. Commitment to Respect Client Dignity and Basic Rights
I will demonstrate my respect for the dignity and rights of all individuals by maintaining a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for sessions, giving event participants recourse in the event of dissatisfaction, and upholding the integrity of the therapeutic relationship.
6. Commitment to Informed Consent
I will recognize an individual’s right to determine what happens to his or her body. I understand that an individual may suffer emotional and physical harm if a therapist fails to listen to them and imposes his or her own beliefs on a situation. I will fully inform individuals of choices relating to their care, and disclose policies and limitations that may affect their care. I will not provide massage without obtaining an individual’s informed consent (or that of the guardian or advocate for the client) to the session plan.
7. Commitment to Confidentiality
I will keep communication and information confidential and will not share an individual’s information without their written consent, within the limits of the law. I will ensure every effort is made to respect an individual’s right to privacy and strive to provide an environment where personal health-related details cannot be overheard or seen by others.
8. Commitment to Personal and Professional Boundaries
I will refrain from and prevent behaviors that may be considered sexual in my massage practice and uphold the highest professional standards in order to desexualize massage. I will not date an event participant, engage in sexual intercourse with an event participant, or allow any level of sexual impropriety (behavior or language) from event participants or myself. I understand that sexual impropriety may lead to sexual harassment charges, the loss of my massage credentials, lawsuits for personal damages, criminal charges, fines, attorney’s fees, court costs, and jail time.
9. Commitment to Honesty in Business
I will know and follow good business practices with regard to record keeping, regulation compliance, and tax law. I will practice honesty throughout my professional communication. If I use the Morintouch logo, I promise to do so appropriately to establish my credibility and market my practice.
10. Commitment to Professionalism
I will maintain clear and honest communication with event participants and colleagues. I will not smoke cigarettes, consume alcohol or use recreational drugs less than twelve (12) hours prior to an event and at all times while on location. I will project a professional image with respect to my behavior and personal appearance in keeping with the highest standards of the massage profession. I will not actively seek to take someone else’s clients, disrespect a client or colleague, or willingly malign another therapist or other allied professional. I will actively strive to positively promote the massage and bodywork profession by committing to self-development and continually building my professional skills.
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