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Ethical Touch

    NCBTMB Ethics Online

    Ethical Touch Distance-Learning Course

    Investment: $22.00. Start anytime. Go at your own pace. Purely online. Anyone may enroll. No prerequisites. This course is ideal for massage therapists, estheticians, Reiki masters, yoga therapists and other healers. Receive an automated email with login credentials and instructions immediately upon purchasing this course.

    Earn 3 CE credits from the NCBTMB (Provider #155301-00). Approved in most states, including NY & Florida.  Click here to discover your state regulations regarding massage therapy and continuing education (CBTMB) requirements.


    What Is Ethical Touch?

    This course concentrates on the topic of ethics as it relates to daily bodywork dynamics and interpersonal relationships. This is an excellent and fascinating learning experience for yoga instructors and massage therapists who appreciate the ancient eastern sciences as they relate to today’s western world. In our industry, we are challenged daily with decisions that could adversely or positively affect our success and the professionalism of the industry. This course is unique such that it integrates eastern and western philosophies, standard V. roles and boundaries,  the yoga sutras and other more alternative theories. Ethics and professionalism can be very personal, controversial and individual, so this course will address generalized issues determined by the code of ethics developed by the National Board of Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage (NCBTMB), The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), and The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). There will always be situations you have to access uniquely and trust your judgment.

    When you register for one of our courses, you will receive an email with directions to gain access to our online student learning area. We offer our students a centralized location for their course materials, including PDF manuals, eDVDs, multiple choice exams (open-book), course forms, and instant NCBTMB transcripts and certificates. This allows our students to get their courses completed easier and at their own pace. Student’s pass with a 75% minimum. This course allows students to download their PDF manual(s) to their computer for viewing at any time and as often as they wish. Once students download their course materials, it is theirs forever. A passing score of 75% minimum will enable your transcripts and certificates.

    This Course Includes:

    • One PDF (digital) training manual (print or read online)
    • Course forms, multiple-choice open-book exam and transcript

    Student Objectives:

    • Ways a patient becomes vulnerable to a practitioner
    • Who is the father of allopathic medicine?
    • The yamas and niyamas?
    • What are the standard roles and boundaries in massage therapy?
    • Practitioner‚Äôs responsibilities?
    • Non-violence according to the yamas?
    • Subtle power struggles between the client and therapist
    • When hugging a client is best
    • NCBTMB code of ethics
    • Understand how the east and west have different ethical systems
    • Client confidentiality
    • Definition of a true healer
    • Ayurvedic life tonics and recommendations for daily living

    See the videos below where Karyn (author of this course) is presenting on the topic of massage ethics at one of the AMTA conferences:

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