It's a good thing you went your gut on that one. I find that vibes really do speak volumes, particularly in something where people work so closely with one another.

Licensing by local governments as well as national board certifications require regular background checks, either once a year or every two years. Communication and ethics was the first class we had to take when I started school and it's a requirement in some form for every massage program. There are also continuing education courses on the topic. For example, ABMP (the national organization I'm a part of) offers a four-part series called Maintaining Sexual Ethics, which is for not only therapists but massage profession stakeholders, clinic owners, managers, and staff, and provides education on protecting each other and clients from unwanted behavior while upholding the highest standard of ethics and professionalism. I also know chiropractors have to include something similar to this in their continuing education every so many years.

It's certainly something that is not taken lightly as we are all very aware that one, it does happen, and two, there are very serious implications. I know the practitioners, business owners, and educators I've known over the years are very dedicated to upholding the integrity of what we do while protecting our clients, as well.

Does that answer your question? I hope it helps!

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Massage Therapist & Entrepreneur. I help you learn about muscles, mind, and movement. | www.revivified.co | Substack: revivifiedco.substack.com IG: RevivifiedCo