Ethical Standards

 

mama meg's massage insists on the highest ethical standards in conducting its business. Doing the right thing and acting with integrity are the two driving forces behind mama meg's massage’s success story. As an American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) member, mama meg’s massage ascribes to the AMTA Code of Ethics.

This Code of Ethics is a summary statement of the standards of conduct that define ethical behavior for massage therapists.

Principles of Ethics

The Principles of Ethics form the first part of the Code of Ethics. They are aspirational and inspirational model standards of exemplary professional conduct for all members of the association. These Principles should not be regarded as limitations or restrictions, but as goals for which members should constantly strive.

Massage therapists shall:

  • Demonstrate commitment to providing the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek their professional service.
  • Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
  • Demonstrate professional excellence through regular self-assessment of strengths, limitations, and effectiveness of continuing education and training.
  • Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each client’s right to privacy within the constraints of the law.
  • Project a professional image and uphold the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.

Rules of Ethics

The Rules of Ethics are mandatory and direct specific standards of minimally-acceptable professional conduct for all members of the association. 

Massage therapists shall:

  • Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients in the course of a massage therapy session.
  • Be truthful in advertising and marketing, and refrain from misrepresenting her or his services, charges for services, credentials, training, experience, ability or results.
  • Refrain from using AMTA membership, including the AMTA name, logo or other intellectual property, or the member’s position, in any way that is unauthorized, improper or misleading.
  • Refrain from engaging in any activity which would violate confidentiality commitments and/or proprietary rights of AMTA or any other person or organization.