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About Us

HeartStones1 About UsMission Statement

We are a heart-centered community of massage therapists and bodyworkers dedicated to promoting wellness.


The Kansas Association of Theraputic Massage was founded in 1984 by a small group of professional massage therapists and bodyworkers.

In 1997 the KATMB membership voted for incorporation. The membership also voted to extend the membership to include other bodyworkers and to change the organizational name to KATMB, Inc.

Kansas Association of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Inc., Code of Ethics

As a member of KATMB, I hereby pledge to abide by the KATMB code of ethics and maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by:

  • Conducting my business and professional activities with honesty and integrity, complying with the laws of my state and the communities in which I function, and promoting and supporting the cause of personal freedom and justice.
  • Striving to maintain and improve knowledge and skills in my profession through continuing education.
  • Avoiding any activities which might conflict with my obligation to act in the best interest of my clients or my profession.
  • Respecting my clients’ autonomy and boundaries with regard to privacy, confidentiality, and expectations of professional behavior.
  • Providing services within the scope of my training.
  • Respecting my clients’ choices between complimentary and allopathic care.
  • Respecting my clients’ right to refuse, modify, or terminate treatment, regardless of prior consent given.
  • Obtaining informed consent for treatment.
  • Providing draping and treatment in a way that insures the safety, comfort, and privacy of the client.
  • Completely avoiding engaging in sexual behavior of any kind while conducting my business or participating in my professional activities.
  • Exercising the right to refuse to treat any person or part of the body for just and reasonable cause.
  • Being cooperative, supportive, and caring in all my relationships.