Updated 6/7/17: Summer 2017

As of July 1, 2016, the new Oregon Massage CE requirements have gone into effect. What does this mean for you? If you are due to renew after July 1, 2016, you will need the following:

  • 25 Continuing Education Hours.
  • Of the 25 hours, at least 15 continuing education hours must be Contact Hours
    • (actual hours in class under the instruction and in the physical presence of an Instructor or an interactive distance learning course)
  • 4 Contact Hours must be in Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication.

Please click here for the approved Oregon Massage CE rules.

OSM offers the following courses that include content intended to fulfill the Professional Ethics, Boundaries and Communication requirement. Please note that all hours count towards Contact Continuing Education for Oregon & Washington LMTs.

To register for the following classes, please call 503-244-3420.

ClassHoursInstructorLocationDatesDays/TimesPricePrerequisites
Cupping Massage: Theory & Application 15HolmanSalem06/10/2017-06/11/2017Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm$350Massage-Fundamentals
Communication/Ethics 30WellsPortland06/26/2017-08/28/2017Mon 6:30-9:30pm$530Massage - Fundamentals (may be concurrent)
Statutes 6ZermerSalem06/27/2017-07/11/2017Tue 6:30-9:30$110Communications/Ethics
Statutes 6ConaryPortland07/13/2017-07/20/2017Thu 1:30-4:30pm$110Communications/Ethics
Building Your Ethical Body 4DixonPortland08/06/2017Sun 1-5pm$90Comm/Ethics or LMT
Heart Centered Ethics 7IrelandPortland09/09/2017Sat 9am-5pm$160Communication/Ethics or LMT
Mind Body Connection 4IrelandPortland09/10/2017Sun 9am-1pm$90None
Building Your Ethical Body 4DixonPortland09/10/2017Sun 2-6pm$90Comm/Ethics or LMT
  • Building Your Ethical Body

    Course Hours: 4
    NCBTMB Approved Course:No
    Description:
    There are many good ethics courses that provide guidelines and practice on how to deal with issues that may come up in a bodywork practice. This course provides a physical foundation for working with the ethics of touch. The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapist’s resolve and confidence in her/his own ability to deal with confusing and murky issues. It is capped by a qigong form that is specifically designed to strengthen the practitioner’s boundaries and protect against what is not nourishing in an environment while connecting to one’s guiding star or inner wisdom within.
    Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
    Instructor: Dixon

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    Communication/Ethics

    Course Hours: 30
    NCBTMB Approved Course:No
    Description:
    This course is intended as a cornerstone for communication, ethics and boundaries that will be woven throughout the program. Students are honored as life-long learners while exploring the developmental process of communication, boundaries and responsibilities involved in a massage/touch relationship. Prerequisite: Massage – Fundamentals (may be concurrent)
    Prerequisites: Massage – Fundamentals (may be concurrent)
    Instructor: Wells

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    Cupping Massage: Theory & Application

    Course Hours: 15
    NCBTMB Approved Course:No
    Description:
    This 14-hour training is an introduction to the theory and practice of cupping massage. The class focuses on how therapeutic cupping enhances the function of all body systems. Class will consist of lecture, assessment skills, small group discussion, and demonstration . It includes 4 hours of Communication/Ethics and approximately 8 hours of hands-on application. Tuition includes a set of silicone cups and pump, which will be handed out in-class.
    Prerequisites: Massage-Fundamentals
    Instructor: Holman

    Writing materials, sheets, oil (lotion won’t work), face cradle cover, bolster. Tuition includes a set of 4 self-suctioning, silicone cups, which will be handed out in-class.
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    Heart Centered Ethics

    Course Hours: 7
    NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
    Description:
    This engaging workshop is intended to provide a didactic model for appropriate use of power that is inherent in helping relationships. We will focus on Informed and Conscious Use of Power as well as Accountable and Wise Use of Power. We will explore our personal reactions to ethics, personal relationship to power, power differentials inherent in being an LMT, personal power preferences, and explore the impact of ethical mistakes we have experienced. For more information about the method and concepts, go to www.rightuseofpower.com. (NCBTMB Approved) This class meets Oregon’s Massage Ethics, Boundaries and Communication Requirement
    Prerequisites: Communication/Ethics or LMT
    Instructor: Ireland

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    Mind Body Connection

    Course Hours: 4
    NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
    Description:
    Massage can enhance the bodymind connection to bring core beliefs to conscious awareness. This session gives an overview and some experience with ways to create this connection including appropriate communication and boundaries to establish a safe environment. This class meets Oregon’s Massage Ethics, Boundaries and Communication Requirement
    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor: Ireland

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    Statutes

    Course Hours: 6
    NCBTMB Approved Course:No
    Description:
    This 6-hour class will introduce the student to the theories of professional regulation and the Oregon massage statute. Key provisions covered will be Ethical Standards; Scope of Practice and the Application of the Statute. It will include some discussion of regulation in Washington and other states.
    Prerequisites: Communications/Ethics
    Instructor: Zermer

    Prior to class, please read the enclosed material. This information is taken from the Oregon Blue Book.
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3 Responses to Oregon Massage Ethics, Boundaries and Communication Requirement

  1. Leah says:

    Does the pregnancy Massage certification class count towards the communication and ethics hours? The class certainly includes significant relevant training! Thanks 🙂

    • Amy Stark says:

      Hi Leah! I’m working on getting you an answer to the number of hours covered in that class. I’ll update this article with that information once it is available.

      Thanks!
      Amy

  2. Amy Stark says:

    Hi Leah & Readers –

    Ethics is now in the course description for the Prenatal Bodywork Certification training. This training includes 4 hours of Communication and Ethics relating to pregnancy massage

    We are also adding it to Advanced Bodywork for Women’s Health.

    Thanks!
    Amy Stark, Director of Student & Faculty Services