Video Course: The Educated Heart

Laura Allen

While we're certainly obligated to honor the boundaries of the client, we need to remember to honor our own in the interest of having a successful and enjoyable career. In this ethics course, you'll discover that maintaining clear boundaries is vital to your prosperity and your peace of mind. We'll explore seven misconceptions about boundaries and learn not only to recognize potentially troublesome situations, but how to deal with them with integrity. Lastly we'll look at the need for policies and procedures, even for a lone practitioner, and how you can develop your own.

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Laura Allen

Laura Allen is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at CryoDerm. Allen became a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker in 1999 and is the owner of THERA-SSAGE, a clinic and educational facility in Rutherfordton, NC.  Allen's regular ethics column, Heart of Bodywork, appears in Massage & Bodywork magazine. She has been an approved provider of continuing education under the NCBTMB since 2000, offering classes in professional ethics, business and marketing, and massage therapy. She resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she enjoys playing music with her friends, reading, writing, traveling, cooking, and studying all things Irish.  You can learn more about her work at

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