The Value of Ethics

Nancy Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB

June 1, 2012
6:30 – 9:30pm
3 CE Hours



*10% off for TLC Graduates and students

Course Description

Ethics is a part of philosophy which deals with systematic approaches to moral issues and problems. Each practitioner upon entering a profession is invested with the responsibility to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession and taught in schools. Professional relationships create the need for boundaries that are the outside edges that we must uphold. Boundaries give us the freedom to work in a clear atmosphere of scope of practice, utilizing our code of ethics, education, and often good sense. The reality of practice is that ethical dilemmas often are unexpected but absolutely do happen.

When did pretend kidnapping, theft, fake schools and fraud get launched in the massage therapy profession? If we do not have good body mechanics and hurt ourselves, should we just go ahead and sue our employer when we get hurt? With acceptance and popularity comes the lure to use massage therapy for actual illegal and evil intent. A visit to the “Dark Side” will show why developing and revisiting our ethical codes is a necessary responsibility beyond our initial education. Ethics evolve with its profession and therefore need to be continually explored, discussed, and defined, and ultimately valued.

This class will include the philosophy and science of ethics and its relationship to massage therapy. Participants will discuss methods on how to keep the value of ethics in the massage therapy profession.

Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB has been a professional massage therapist since 1974. She is the founder and director of the COMTA accredited program at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine (USA) (1980). A leader in her field, Nancy presents workshops internationally, is certified in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and has developed the working philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as lead author in Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill. Her BA in Health, Arts, and Science from Goddard College helps her balance her administrative duties as Director with teaching Dimensional Massage Therapy, Advanced Skills, Ethics, Kinesiology and related subjects at DSM.