Ethics & Boundaries

Ethics and Boundaries at Monarch Massage Therapy

At Monarch Massage Therapy, we are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and professional environment for all our clients. To ensure the highest standards of care, we adhere to strict ethical guidelines and maintain clear boundaries. Here, we outline what you can expect from us and what we expect from you, our valued clients.

Our Commitment to You

1. Professionalism and Respect

  • Our therapists are highly trained, certified, and committed to ongoing professional development.
  • We will treat you with respect, dignity, and kindness at all times.

2. Informed Consent

  • We will provide clear information about the treatments we offer, including benefits, risks, and alternatives.
  • Your consent will be obtained before any treatment begins, and you have the right to ask questions and make informed decisions about your care.

3. Privacy and Confidentiality

  • Your personal information and treatment details will be kept confidential, in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
  • We will provide a private and comfortable environment for your sessions.

4. Safety and Hygiene

  • We adhere to strict hygiene protocols to ensure a clean and safe environment.
  • All equipment and treatment areas are sanitized regularly.

Client Responsibilities

1. Respect and Communication

  • Please arrive on time for your appointments to ensure you receive the full benefit of your scheduled session.
  • Open and honest communication is essential. Inform your therapist of any health issues, discomfort, or preferences regarding your treatment.

2. Boundaries and Comfort

  • Professional boundaries are crucial for a safe and effective therapeutic relationship. We expect you to respect the professional boundaries set forth by your therapist.
  • If at any time you feel uncomfortable, please communicate this to your therapist immediately. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities.
  • We do NOT tolerate any kind of request for unlawful, unethical, or unprofessional services, including any kind of request that is of a sexual nature.
  • We reserve the right to end a massage at any point in time, for any reason or no reason at all, with no obligation to issue a refund.
  • We reserve the right to deny service to anyone that has violated our professional boundaries or made our therapists and/or staff feel unsafe.

3. Personal Hygiene

  • Please maintain good personal hygiene before your session to ensure a pleasant experience for both you and your therapist.

4. Cancellation Policy

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours' notice. This courtesy allows us to accommodate other clients and manage our schedule effectively.

Our Ethical Standards

At Monarch Massage Therapy, we adhere to the highest ethical standards, including:

1. Non-Discrimination

  • We provide equitable care to all clients, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

2. Integrity and Honesty

  • We maintain honesty and transparency in all our professional interactions. You can trust that we will provide accurate information and fair billing practices.

3. Commitment to Excellence

  • Our therapists engage in continuous education and training to stay current with the latest techniques and research in massage therapy.

Building a Trusting Relationship

Trust and respect are the foundations of our therapeutic relationships at Monarch Massage Therapy. By adhering to these guidelines, we ensure a positive and productive environment for both clients and therapists.

We are dedicated to your well-being and strive to create a space where you can relax, heal, and rejuvenate. If you have any questions or concerns about our ethics and boundaries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us maintain the highest standards of care.

Thank you for choosing Monarch Massage Therapy. We look forward to being a part of your wellness journey.