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Ethical principle that upholds client's right to privacy & prohibits disclosing information about client without client's consent.
Professional Ethics
Moral behavior related to a certain occupation.
Precautions that prevent the spread of disease.
Actions of Practitioners take for their own well-being.

Fittness, body mechanics, emotional care.
Intervention model
Procedure to clarify possible misundersatinding of client intent to determine whether or not to continue session.
Informed voluntary consent
Procedure to ask for expllicit permission from a client to touch a certain area of the body or perform a specific technique
Dual relationship
Any relationship other than the primary one of practitioner/client.
Use of sheet, towles, etc. to cover recipients of massage to preserve privacy/modesty, maintain professional boundaries and to keep client warm.
Massage and bodywork tradition
Systems of manual therapy passed down from generation to generation within groups of people typically by ethnic group, geographic location or civilization.
Wellness Massage Pyramid
Model for understanding possible contributions of massage therapy to high-level of wellness.

                                              LIFE ENJOYMENT
                                       PERSONAL GROWTH 
                                   HEALTH MAINTENANCE
                                NEUTRAL ZONE
Massage Technique
The actions & intentions of the massage practitioner.

Effluerage: Sliding & Gliding

Petrissage: pressing, lifting, kneading, milking




Touch without Movement

Joint Movement
Intentional and systematic manipulation of soft tissues to enhance health and healing. Touch & movement.
Practices that clearly delineate & maintain practitioner & client roles within Therapeutic Relationship
Enhancing health & well-being process of regaining health or optimal function after injury, illness or disease.
The aim that guides the action. What practitioner hopes to accomplish when applying techniques
Natural Healing Arts
Methods of healing derived from nature.

Nutrition, herbs, exercise, relaxation, massage, etc.
Refers to approaches to health & healing that take in to account the "wholeness" of human beings including body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Condition of optimal physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social & vocational well-being.
Western Massage
Soft tissue manipulation developed in Europe and US over past 200 years.

Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement, Friction, Vibration, Touch without Movement, Joint Movement
Therapeutic Relationship
Model for understanding spearate & unique roles of practitioner & client in therapeutic setting
6 Key considerations in creating a professional environment for massage:
1. Room temperature warm enough

2. Fresh air quality, well-ventilated room

3. Soft indirect lighting

4. Peaceful sounds

5. Provide private place for clients to change

6. Overall cleanliness & neatness of room
4 Aspects of Professional Demeanor
1. Professional presence

2. Neat, clean, modest comfortable clothing

3. Avoid offensive odors

4. Language
3 Areas of Confidnetiality in client/therapist interaction
1. Health History

2. Information given to practitioner before, during or after session

3. Observations about a client related to physical, mental or emotional condition
3 Considerations for Massage Therapist regarding touch within the context of therapeutic relationship
1. Clear, professional boundaries

2. Informed voluntary consent

3. Gender
Axial Skeleton
Consists of skull, vertbral column, & rib cage.

Support structure of the body
Appendicular Skeleton
Consists of bones of the upper and lower limbs, pectoral & pelvic girdles.
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