Some clients may be reluctant to come to a male massage therapist. Male massage therapists are only about 15% of all massage therapists. Please be reassured that I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist and have also been licensed by the state for many years as a Clinical Social Worker.
Both of these licensures have a high codes of ethics and I attend specific ethics training for both licenses on a bi-annual basis.
Below you will find my professional codes of ethics. I welcome clients of both genders and sexual orientations. All clients are treated equally with honor and respect.
AMTA Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics is a summary statement of the standards by which massage therapists agree to conduct their practices and is a declaration of the general principles of acceptable, ethical, professional behavior.
Massage therapists shall:
1.Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek their professional service.
2.Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
3.Demonstrate professional excellence through regular self-assessment of strengths, limitations, and effectiveness by continued education and training.
4.Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each client's right to privacy.
5.Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice, the law of the land, and project a professional image.
6.Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients.
7.Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.
NASW Code of Ethics can be viewed at: http://www.naswdc.org
Many years ago Rick began studying healing services, leading from business to spirituality, social work, psycho-therapy, then massage and body-work. Rick is dedicated to helping people improve their lives.
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Rick Hersberger, LMBT # 6861 • day: 919-449-6530 • eve: 919-643-0232
123 Old Heritage Ct. • Hillsborough, NC 27278