Code of Ethics

The AMTA 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.


  • Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek their professional service.
  • Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
  • Demonstrate professional excellence through regular self-assessment of strengths, limitations, and effectiveness by continued education and training.
  • Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each client’s right to privacy.
  • Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice, the law of the land, and project a professional image.
  • Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.
  • Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients

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