There is a website promoting free resources for massage therapists to share to help prevent illicit client sollicitations within the industry. The following information is available at there website which you can view by clicking: https://respectmassage.com/
The website states and we concur: It would be weird to hang a sign on the front door of your practice saying, “We don’t give happy endings here.” Let Respect Massage do the talking for you. Allow our logo downloads and videos to open up a conversation with the public and your clients about the intentions of your practice.
They also encourage massage therapists to download and post their logo from their website with the following statement.
Massage therapists that are members of Respect Massage hold themselves to the highest standards of an ethical, boundary-driven practice. Respect Massage members have a zero-tolerance policy for solicitations of any kind. Jokes, innuendo, and inappropriate requests are taken seriously and will result in the swift termination of the session.
Respect Massage and the ABMP are third party agencies. Neither are affiliated with CE INSTITUTE LLC. However, we always attempt to share valuable insights and information whenever possible, and this promotion may help save others from uncomfortable if not illegal business situations with unwanted solications.
The massage industry has been an unfortunate, vulnerable place for unwanted solicitations. Such practices often create an unsafe space for legimate massage therapists to operate and work. It is past time to lend a voice and put a stop to unethical and illegal practices, so we hope all will spread this message!
If you are a victim of sexual assault, which in our opinion, includes unwanted solicitation of sexual acts, you can chat anonymously with a support specialist by visiting: https://hotline.rainn.org/online
Please also call 911 if you ever find yourself in danger or feel threatened in any way or by anyone. Safety is paramount for every individual, especially for those who unwillingly find themselves in danagerous or illegal situations. What's most important is to establish your safety first and foremost, and above all else.
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