Updated 9/10/18: Fall 2018

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.

Building Your Ethical Body 4DixonPortland01/13/2019Sun 1-5pm$90Comm/Ethics or LMT
Ethical Boundary Setting 4WellsPortland09/10/2018Mon 5:30-9:30pm$95Comm/Ethics or LMT
Ethical Boundary Setting 4WellsPortland10/29/2018Mon 5:30-9:30pm$95Comm/Ethics or LMT
Ethical Boundary Setting 4WellsPortland12/03/2018Mon 5:30-9:30pm$95Comm/Ethics or LMT
Heart Centered Ethics 6IrelandSalem10/06/2018Sat 9am-4pm$140Communication/Ethics or LMT
Statutes 6MorinPortland11/06/2018-11/13/2018Tue 9am-12pm$110Communications/Ethics
Statutes 6ZermerSalem10/24/2018-10/31/2018Wed 9am-12pm$110Communications/Ethics

Building Your Ethical Body

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
This Ethics course provides a conceptual and physical foundation for working with the ethics of touch. The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs physical and mental resources, and provide clear strategies to build confidence and capability to deal with confusing and murky issues. It includes an overview and short practice of a variety of skill building techniques plus mindful movement exercises that strengthen practitioner boundaries and protect against harmful social/ environmental influences on massage and bodywork while connecting to oneÕs inner wisdom.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

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Ethical Boundary Setting

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
This interactive workshop addresses a variety of relational situations where boundary setting is needed with clients and clarifies what is needed in various dual relationships. The goal of the class is to obtain clarity in your professional boundaries and devise ways to communicate them to avoid ethical dilemmas. We will explore confidentiality, transference, client attraction, emotional triggering, friendships, business and energetic boundaries.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Wells

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Heart Centered Ethics

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
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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Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
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: Morin

There is a PRE-class assignment: Review the Oregon Board website pages on initial licensure, the Boarderline (found in Publications), and most current meeting minutes. Bring 2 interesting take-aways to class.
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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.


  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.

    Amy Stark, Director of Student & Faculty Services

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