Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview

Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview

Author(s): Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, BCTMB and Julie Goodwin, LMT

3CE credits 11 Lessons Text

Gain a thorough understanding of ethical practice, and how it can help build strong, trusting relationships with your clients. Explore ethical dilemmas, and how to resolve them to maintain a safe, successful practice. Learn guidelines for ethical use of social media. 

This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement. 

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Define ethics and how it leads to a safe, successful practice.
  • List ethical boundaries and how to maintain them.
  • Describe ethical pitfalls and how to handle them.
  • Explain how to ethically use social media for a massage practice.

  1. The Basics of Ethical Practice
  2. Create and Maintain Ethical Boundaries
  3. Misconceptions about Ethics and Potential Ethical Pitfalls
  4. Dual Relationships
  5. Dealing with Dilemmas
  6. Maintaining Ethical Practice
  7. Social Media Boundaries
  8. Creating Safe Space
  9. Client Misconduct
  10. Test Your Ethical IQ
  11. Deepen Your Knowledge

Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, BCTMB is the founder and director of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. She was the lead author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. 

Julie Goodwin, LMT, is a longtime massage therapy educator, the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists, and creator of She is a 2018 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.