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ETHICS ABMP code of ethics Qualifications.
I will not work outside the Bodywork & Massage commonly accepted Professionals (ABMP), I scope of practice for massage therapists pledge my commitment to and bodywork professionals. I the highest principles of the will adhere to my state's scope of massage and bodywork practice guidelines (when applicable). profession as outlined here: I will only provide 1.Commitment to High-Quality treatments and Care.
I will serve the best interests techniques for of my clients at all times and which I am fully trained and hold provide the highest quality of credible credentials. I will carefully bodywork and service possible. evaluate the needs of each client I recognize that the obligation and refer the client to another for building and maintaining provider if the client requires an effective, healthy, and safe work beyond my capabilities, or therapeutic relationship with beyond the capacity of massage my clients is my responsibility. 
 and bodywork. I will not use 2.Commitment to Do No Harm.
I the trademarks and symbols will conduct a thorough health associated with a particular history intake process for each system or group without authentic client and evaluate the health affiliation. I will acknowledge history to rule out contraindications the limitations of massage and or determine appropriate session bodywork by refraining from adaptations. If I see signs of, exaggerating the benefits of or suspect, an undiagnosed massage therapy and related condition that massage may be services throughout my marketing. 
 inappropriate for, I will refer 4.Commitment to Uphold that client to a physician or other the Inherent Worth of All qualified health-care professional Individuals.
I will demonstrate and delay the massage session compassion, respect, and tolerance until approval from the physician for others. I will seek to decrease has been granted. I understand discrimination, misunderstandings, the importance of ethical touch and prejudice. I understand and therapeutic intent and will there are situations when it is conduct sessions with the sole appropriate to decline service to objective of benefitting the client. 
 a client because it is in the best 3.Commitment to Honest interests of a client's health, or for Representation of my personal safety, but I will not refuse service to any client based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, physical build, As a member of Associated 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 providing a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for sessions, using appropriate and skilled draping procedures, giving clients recourse in the event of dissatisfaction with treatment, and upholding the integrity of the therapeutic relationship. 
 6.Commitment to Informed Consent.
I will recognize a client's right to determine what happens to his or her body. I understand that a client may suffer emotional and physical harm if a therapist fails to listen to the client and imposes his or her own beliefs on a situation. I will fully inform my clients of choices relating to their care, and disclose policies and limitations that may affect their care. I will not provide massage without obtaining a client's informed consent (or that of the guardian or advocate for the client) to the session plan. 

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