Ethics

Professional Code of Ethics

Client Relationships

  •  I shall endeavor to serve the best interests of my clients at all times and to provide the highest quality service possible.
  •  I shall maintain clear and honest communications with my clients and keep communications confidential.
  • I shall acknowledge the limitations of my skills and, when necessary, refer clients to the appropriate qualified hearth care professional.

Professionalism

  • I shall maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, providing services in an ethical and professional manner in relation to my clientele, business associates, health care professionals, and the general public.
  • I shall respect the rights of all ethical practitioners and will cooperate with all health care professionals in a friendly and professional manner.
  • I shall refrain from the use of any mind-altering drugs, alcohol or intoxicants prior to or during professional sessions.
  • I shall always dress in a professional manner, proper dress being defined as attire suitable and consistent with accepted business and professional practice.

Scope of Practice / Appropriate Techniques

  • I shall be conscious of the intent of the services that I am providing and shall be aware of and practice good judgment regarding the application of Reflexology.
  • I shall not perform manipulations or adjustments, diagnose, prescribe or provide any other service, procedure or therapy unless specifically licensed to do so.
  • I shall continue to be educated and understand the physiological effects of Reflexology techniques to my clients. I shall not apply any type of Reflexology techniques where they may be contraindicated without a written referral from the client’s primary care provider.

Image / Advertising Claims

  • I shall strive to project a professional image for myself, my business or place of employment, and the profession of Reflexology in general.
  • I shall actively participate in educating the public regarding the actual benefits of Reflexology.
  • I shall practice honesty in advertising, promote my services ethically and in good taste, and practice and/or advertise only those techniques for which I have received adequate training and/or certification. I shall not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the Reflexology techniques rendered.