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Useful Do's and Don'ts

Useful Do's and Don'ts

We're very impressed with Jennifer Stelzer's article in the MTDC BLOG on Massage Therapy, Communication, And Helping Trauma Survivors.Great tips and ethical reminders, including these do's and don'ts.

Do’s And Dont’s 

Do: Create and maintain boundaries in your practice

Don't: Deviate from boundaries

 

Do: Allow time for a thorough intake

Don’t: Rush your client

 

Do: Ask for emergency contact

Don’t: Ask marital status

 

Do: Have a box to check for pregnancy

Don’t: Ask about children

 

Do: Ask for preferred name & pronoun

Don’t: Assume nicknames or gender

 

Do: Request current health information

Don’t: Ask about heritage, accents

 

Do: Ask for surgical/accident history

Don’t: Set time limits (ie: 10 yrs)

 

Do: Add a box for PTSD

Don’t: Expect full disclosure

 

Do: Discuss levels of undress

Don’t: Ever adjust bras/underwear

 

Do: Ask clients about working gluteal areas

Don’t: Ask when client on table

 

Do: Discuss Informed Consent

Don’t: Make assumptions

 

Do: Avoid negative words & phrases

Don’t: Talk down to clients

 

Do: Greet every client with a smile & nod

Don’t: Force a handshake

 

Do: Respect personal space

Don’t: Initiate a hug

 

Do: Give advance warning of animals in practice

Don’t: Assume a client likes animals

 

Do: Ask client about music preference or none

Don’t: Play what you want to hear

 

Do: Appreciate client’s religious preference

Don’t: Display religious emblems

 

Do: Treat a body with respect

Don’t: Ask about scars or tattoos

 

Do: Provide appropriate draping

Don’t: Discuss client weight/height

 

Do: Acknowledge each client is an individual

Don’t: Council/compare clients

 

Do: Work in scope of practice

Don’t: Offer nutrition advice or sell other services you provide

 

Read the full article HERE

 

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