There is continued need for attention to sexual assault prevention in our massage and bodywork communities. Luckily, Dr. Ben Benjamin has put together a free guide for business establishments, the Sexual Assault Prevention Guidelines, to “provide a roadmap for franchisors, franchisees, day spas, and massage clinics to: maximize the safety of both clients and therapists; and minimize the risk of sexual assault.”
Although this guide is intended primarily for employee-based businesses committed to providing the safest, most professional environment, it is full of extremely useful information for independent practitioners, practitioners looking for safe employment, and clients looking for safe treatments.
The guide includes detailed instructions for the safest standards of practice in massage therapy regarding:
- Verbal Interviews
- Practical Interviews
- Internet Searches
- Sexual Misconduct Statements
- Sample Zero Tolerance Meeting Agendas
- Client Brochures
- Complaint Processes
- Mystery Shoppers
- plus, Additional Resources
Thank you so much for providing this important information!