Cultivates ethical, safe, and effective client relationships.

Promotes a deep and personal exploration of multilayered ethical issues.

In this definitive work on massage therapy ethics, Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe take students on an exploration of the often confusing and troubling dilemmas that they will face in manual therapy practice. Working through ethical issues conceptually and personally prepares practitioners to meet unexpected challenges by applying these integrated principles with poise and professionalism.

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Fosters the development of ethical responses through scenario-based learning.

Through reflective exercises, insight-promoting questions, and engaging stories straight from the treatment room, students are led on a personal journey of massage therapy ethics – developing the highest professional standards and outlining the practical steps to meet them. Practitioners with a clear understanding of ethical behavior and professional communication skills are the ones who create and build successful practices. This textbook belongs in the office of every manual therapy practitioner.

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Reduces the risk of inadvertently impinging on clients’ personal boundaries.

Working through the textbook is both a personal and practical journey—a way to take those guidelines to heart. The Ethics of Touch, 3rd edition, leads future and current practitioners to:

  • Build a solid foundation in ethics and develop appropriate boundaries.
  • Master skills that encourage trust and open, effective communication.
  • Create clear guidelines to protect both clients and therapists from sexual improprieties.
  • Safely bring touch therapies to clients with embodied trauma.

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Prepares students for licensing exams.

The Ethics of Touch is recommended by more than 750 healing arts associations and schools. It’s a vital resource that prepares students to fully understand the laws, regulations and ethical boundaries that must be respected, enabling them to pass their professional entrance exams.

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