Stepping over or professional limits within the therapeutic relationship.
Codes of ethics
List of general principles that reflect commonly held values in a profession.
Implicit agreement that the massage therapist will not reveal personal or medical information about the client's permission.
behaviors or thoughts that help us cope with unwanted feelings like fear, anxiety, guilt, and anger.
other connections between a client and a massage therapist in addition to the therapeutic relationship.
Obligations to act in a particular way.
Ethical decision-making model
Step-by-step process of thinking through an ethical question or ethical dilemma.
When to or more principles are in conflict, and regardless of your choice, something of value is compromised.
Consistency in making good ethical decisions.
Way of framing an ethical situation.
The study of moral behavior; determining the right thin to do in a specific situation.
Informed voluntary consent
A process used to get the client,s permission to touch areas that may have sexual associations, or areas out of the cope of general areas.
Tool to address misconduct or suspected misconduct by clients.
A limit established by a person to maintain his or her own integrity, conform, or well-being.
Urge to act in a way that is unethical for your own personal gain.
Differences of perceived power within a professional relationship.
The study of moral behavior relative to a specific occupation.
Claims to certain treatment or protection from certain treatment enforced by standards or laws.
Scope of practice
Range of methods and techniques used by professional; may be legally defined.
Sexualizing of the relationship between a massage therapist and a current client.
Standards of practice
Documents that go into detail in interpreting ethical principles.
Defined by specific roles assumed by the massage therapist and the client.
Occurs when a client injects negative or positive feelings toward someone from his or her past into the therapeutic relationship.
principles, traits, or qualities considered worth while or desirable
Effects that result from the interplay of body, mind,and emotions in health and disease
Effects of massage
Changes that occur in the body, mind, and emotions of the recipient as a result of soft tissue manipulation.
Balancing and improving the flow of energy.
An unproven theory about how something works or what will happen in a certain situation.
Changes that start during a massage session and last for a longer period of time, such as a few days or weeks.
The result of physical forces of massage, such as compression, stretching, shearing, broadening, and vibration of body tissues.
Effects that happen over time from repeated massage applications.
Publish research that meets certain standards and that has been evaluated by experts in the field.
Organic processes of the body that occur at the biochemical, cellular, tissue, and organ system levels.
Functional changes mediated by the nervous system such as muscle relaxation, enhanced mental clarity, and pain reduction.
Understanding the scientific method, locating and evaluating research articles, and gleaning practical information from research studies.
Systematic way of testing theories through gathering and analyzing relevant information to see if it supports the theory in question.
Changes the occur during a massage session and may last for the time of the session and for a brief period afterward.
Single- dose effects
Changes that happen from one application of massage.
overall alignment and used of the body while performing massage.
Bow and arrow stance
Forward-leaning stance used when facing the head or foot of the table.
Offering a counter-resistance to prevent the movement of the body in the opposite direction.
Covering the body during the massage.
Minimize strain of the fingers, thumb, and wrist.
Horse riding stance
Tai chi side to side stance.
Neither flexed nor extended
Placing the receiver in a comfortable and safe position on the table.
Stacking the joints
Avoids pressure applied at an angle to or across the joint.
Keeps clients from getting rolled up in the drape.
Actions required to position and drape a client properly on a massage table.
A person initiates the movement, while another person helps him or her complete it.
First the client contracts the muscle to be stretched against a resistance (resisted movement); immediately following the muscle's relaxation, the stretch is applied.
Tissues are compressed using light to heavy pressure and applied with a thumb, finger, knuckle,or elbow.
Technique that slides or glides over the skin with a smooth, continuous motion.
Technique performed by rubbing one surface over another repeatedly.
Nonspecific passive movements applied within the normal range of motion.
Technique that lifts, wrings, or squeezes soft tissues in a kneading motion, or presses the tissues under or between the hands.
Technique in which a person initiates the movement, while a second person offers resistance, thereby challenging the muscle used.
Simple static stretch
Type of passive stretch characterized by slow, sustained, and even application.
technique used to increase flexibility at the joint and for muscle relaxation.
Series of brisk percussive movements following each other in rapid, alternating fashion.
Touch without movement
Touch with the hands, but without any visible movement.
An oscillating, quivering, or trembling motion, or movement back and forth or up and down performed quickly and repeatedly.
Sense of continuous touch throughout a massage session.
Techniques to create a sense of wholeness and completion.
Sense of fluid movement or smoothness in a massage session.
Full-body western massage
Type of massage developed in Europe and North America.
Technique used to begin a massage.
The speed of a massage session.
Force used in applying massage.
Element of full-body massage described as smooth and even.
Attention to a specific muscle or small area.
Techniques that provide a sense of continuity when moving from one section of the body to another.
Technique used to prepare and warm tissues for massage.
is a massage technique from japan, which points of stimulation are pressed to effect the circulation of fluids.
push or pull, traditional chinese medical practice also includes acupuncture.
is a hindu technique of massage.
who live during the reign Emperor Tiberius, was considered to be one of the most eminent roman physicians.
a french barber- surgeon one of the founders of modern surgery, describe the positive effects of massage in the healing process.
Per Herrick Ling
known as the father of physical therapy
English physician, studied under Ling are the royal central, and publihsed the firts book in english t teach the swedish movements.
Charles Fayette Taylor's
a york physician, who in 1858 introduce the methods to the United Estate.
George Henry Taylor's
attended the Dr sotherbery institute in Stockholm and completed full training in the Swedish movements.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
he did published the art of massage
Albert J. Hoffa
publish techink der massage. the publication remain one of the most basic books in the field.