I believe that optimum health is expressed through harmony
within the body and the mind.
Tension within the physical body can cause emotional stress,
just as emotional stress can cause physical tension.
Whatever the source of tension, it is disruptive to the
harmony and can manifest as pain, injury, discomfort or
illness. I believe this is a cycle that
feeds upon itself if it is not disrupted.
Massage breaks the cycle and
promotes harmony within the bodymind. Massage is effective
only if it is done within a safe environment with nurturing,
comforting, and appropriate touch. This encourages the body
to release tightness and
promotes total health for body and mind.
I revere the individual as a
unique expression. With regard and respect, I treat the
I help those who wish to help themselves.
Cathi’s Code of
I acknowledge and esteem the
individuality and magnificence of each person.
I accept the responsibility to self,
clients, and associates to maintain personal physical, mental,
and emotional well-being.
I maintain the highest standards of
professional conduct and am committed to providing
the best treatment I am capable of offering to all clients who
seek my professional services.
I guarantee that all representations
of my professional and personal qualifications and affiliations
are authentic and verifiable.
I abide by the professional and
ethical standards of the International Massage Association (IMA)
and project a professional image for myself, my business and the
I provide bodywork within the scope
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and
Bodywork’s (NCBTMB) definition of massage, bodywork, and somatic
I drape each client to ensure their
personal security, privacy, and comfort.
I do not insinuate, initiate, or
engage in any sexual conduct or behavior with any client at any
time—even if the client has any of those intentions.
I maintain a hygienic, attractive,
and comfortable environment for bodywork, wherever
I sustain clear and honest
communications with my clients. I keep all client
information confidential unless any disclosure is ordered by law
or judicial authority.
I acknowledge the limitations of my
skills and when appropriate, refer clients to another bodywork
practitioner or health professional if such would be
advantageous to the client.
I am dedicated to the best interest
of my client and refrain from taking on professional or social
obligations without clear communication. I seek professional
supervision if the potential for such a situation exists or
already has occurred.
I refuse any offering that is
intended to persuade me to alter the treatment
of the client in such a way as to violate this code of
I am committed to helping those who
wish to help themselves.