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PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS by Antonio Ruggio 1997

PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS

copyright Antonio Ruggio

Designed for therapist members enrolled in

International Board of Massage Therapist Association,

Registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland

Lugano, 1997

• We massage therapists have a responsibility to act in the patient's interest. As members of this profession, we recognize the greatest degree of personal and professional integrity without which this mission cannot be accomplished.

• As massage technicians, we are committed to offering personified care and applying studied techniques in a clean and comfortable environment, thus ensuring the patient's well-being. Consequently, within this profession these rules must be respected:

• Maintaining a presentation and professional behavior, maintaining good hygiene and dressing appropriately during work.

• Respect all patients, regardless of their age, gender, race, origin, belonging to the social level and public opinion, health status and professional habits.

• Respect the patient by being present, listening and respecting professional secrecy.

• Do not disclose customer information without your agreement.

• Offer a healthy, comfortable framework and use quality products.

• Only practice the methods for which you are qualified and physically and emotionally capable. Direct the patient to the qualified specialist when the patient's case is not within his or her competence.

• Adapt the massage to the individual needs of each patient.

• Ask for the right price for your services.