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Before commencing any course of study in the wonderful world of Holistic, Natural & Touch Therapies, it's important to consider the codes of professionalism and ethics.
Professionalism is something that is acquired during a period of professional training, and is a quality which becomes more developed when graduates have the responsibility of their own clients.
There is no short cut to learning professionalism but here are some guidelines to help:
The most important asset of a proficient practitioner is a genuine compassion for the suffering of humanity, and a desire to assist in relieving this suffering. A thorough knowledge of your chosen therapy / therapies, as well as the relevant anatomy and physiology, and an understanding of emotional attachments to illness, will increase your competence. The practitioner must ensure that the skills they have been acquired are from a trustworthy institute. A clean, hygienic work space, that feels inviting and tranquil is necessary to create the correct impression. Everything about a therapist should give the impression of professionalism.
Your clients should fully understand the treatments they are to receive, so they are more comfortable with the procedures. A little knowledge of the therapy will give the client confidence in your ability to help them. The receiver must be made to feel comfortable, and 'safe'. Healing is also an art that requires intuitive skills. The art of recognising the roots of a client's problem, and working with him or her to overcome this can be learned only through experience, practice, self knowledge, and constant attentiveness.
As leaders and specialists in the field of massage training. We pledge to give our students the correct guidance and insightful support continuously whenever they require it.
We are committed to honour and respect each individual person who comes to us to engage in true, ethical and legitimate learning for self improvement, empowerment and to touch the lives of others in a positive way. We will guide, mentor & coach each student to reach his/her full potential while offering our assistance to help them reach success & achieve their goals. This commitment applies to all who have qualified through us, current, past or future students. We are committed to uplifting the standards in our industry, for the growth of the natural and holistic health industry,and for the success of all individuals who form part of this beautiful rewarding industry.
Balancingtouch, our qualified students, the healing therapies/treatments we teach all have the same approach which is called "therapy" by default and based on what the general public have been exposed to, but the very word "therapy" contradicts what we actually do, our approach our purpose to good health. The word "therapy" implies that to receive "therapy", one must be broken, injured, unwell, ill, damaged, diseased, dysfunctional, or not the norm, this is when therapy is needed. However, these symptoms or outcomes were not caused by lack of "therapy" or a lack of medication, BUT rather caused by imbalances, or things working against a natural order/ cycle.
We in fact identify and resonate more with "Practice" , "Practices" as in "Practitioners" because the word practice is defined as - " the exercise, application of, to carry out; undertake, to utilise or apply, to perform, to respond to with - a process, a method, a discipline, a standard or a formula- a skilful action, with an educated, discerning, methodical, quantified, calculated, evaluated, pre-cautious and logistical mindset and who's approach in application, and the manner in which to do so does improve health, enhance well being, and does prevent disease & brings relief, However it DOES NOT insinuate that the disease is our focus."