Cultural Diversity and Professional Ethics
Your clients will likely include diverse cultures, races, and ethnicities and, at times, those who are mentally and/or physically handicapped. In order to promote your skills and knowledge as a massage therapist, cultural awareness is essential when working with a variety of people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
Understanding the ramifications of bias, discrimination, and stereotyping is important, not only on a professional ethical level, but a personal one as well.
Cultural awareness will help you improve the quality of your massage sessions while increasing your sensitivity and awareness in the workplace. This awareness will prove effective in helping to eliminate cultural barriers. If we all take responsibility in learning about and appreciating diversity in our society, it will increase our chances of successful encounters with others.