Updated 10/30/17: Winter 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.

ClassHoursInstructorLocationDatesDays/TimesPricePrerequisites
Building Your Ethical Body 4DixonPortland02/04/2018Sun 2-6pm$90Comm/Ethics or LMT
Ethical Boundary Setting 4WellsPortland12/04/2017Mon 5:30-9:30pm$95Comm/Ethics or LMT
Ethical Boundary Setting 4WellsPortland03/20/2018Tue 5:30-9:30pm$95Comm/Ethics or LMT
Heart Centered Ethics 6IrelandSalem11/12/2017Sun 9am-5pm$140Communication/Ethics or LMT
Heart Centered Ethics 6IrelandSalem03/03/2018Sat 9am-5pm$140Communication/Ethics or LMT
Mind Body Connection 4IrelandSalem11/18/2017Sat 9am-1pm$90None
Myofascial Sculpting©:: Cupping Massage 15HolmanSalem12/09/2017-12/10/2017Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm$365Massage-Fundamentals
Myofascial Sculpting©:: Cupping Massage 15HolmanSalem02/03/2018-02/04/2018Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm$365Massage-Fundamentals
Tapping into the Body Wisdom 6IrelandSalem11/19/2017Sun 9am-4pm$135Massage Fundamentals or equivalent
 

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 therapistÕs 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 practitionerÕs boundaries and protect against what is not nourishing in an environment while connecting to oneÕs guiding star or inner wisdom within.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothing
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Ethical Boundary Setting

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
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

Writing materials
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Heart Centered Ethics

Course Hours: 6
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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Myofascial Sculpting©:: Cupping Massage

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 15-hour training is an introduction to the theory and practice of Myofascial Sculpting which teaches you how to work with the fascia in the body using tools such as silicone cups to loosen the fascia and sculpt the body. This class includes the history, application, and theory behind this therapeutic approach to enhance the function of all body systems and will include 4 hours of ethics, communication and boundaries. Each body system will be reviewed in terms of how it is affected with Myofascial Sculpting. Tuition includes a set of silicone cups and pump.
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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Tapping into the Body Wisdom

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
We will be exploring how to elicit the wisdom of the body as a way of guiding the massage. We will develop a trust for body wisdom through exercises designed from the principles of Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity, Mind Body Wholism and Non-violence. This is a class designed to deepen the bodywork experience for the client. Students learn to establish clear boundaries of scope of practice and to recognize and communicate the body-mind connection. Although not required, it would be helpful to attend the Mind Body Connection introduction.
Prerequisites: Massage Fundamentals or equivalent
Instructor: Ireland

Writing Materials, set of sheets, face cradle cover
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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

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