Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
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Guidelines for Professional Boundaries

The professional touch of the massage therapist could be misinterpreted.A practicing MTAA member is required to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment, inclusive of trust and mutual respect.

The following guidelines define the boundaries of the professional client-practitioner relationship and specify appropriate verbal and physical interaction to maintain those boundaries.

The Professional Massage Practitioner:

The following guidelines have been developed to identify what is considered appropriate body contact during a massage session.

The Professional Massage Practitioner:

The components of informed consent are:

These guidelines are not all-inclusive, but will be used in the event that Disciplinary action is required.