Book Review of The Ethics of Touch

Texas Associationn of Massage Therapists Newsletter
September 2003
by Martha-Gail Robbins, RMT, LMT

Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin have outdone themselves with the writing of The Ethics of Touch. Co-opting with contributing authors, each an expert in their field, The Ethics of Touch gives the massage profession one of the most in-depth texts on therapist/client relations, business, communications, marketing, and ethical practices. Topics covered include working with clients who have survived sexual abuse and may experience flashback episodes during a massage session. Sohnen-Moe and Benjamin force you to evaluate your training and truthfully recognize whether you are prepared to professionally handle such a situation. Helpful areas include suggestions for handling gift certificates, ethical billing and pricing of services, and marketing advice. As another reviewer stated, there is not "a subject that has not been covered." As a student, I would like to have had this book thoroughly covered as a required text. As a professional, it will stay within hand distance as a major reference for my business. You will purchase a lot of books, let The Ethics of Touch be one of the first, it is one of the best!

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