Ethics – Sex, Touch & Intimacy

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Original price was: $90.00.Current price is: $81.00.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024

Location: Old Murphey School : 3717 Murphey School Road, Durham, NC 27705

This fun and engaging workshop explores the confusion between sex, touch and intimacy. Using a variety of activities, we will:

  • compare the differences and similarities between sex, touch and intimacy
  • review historical, cultural and personal influences
  • discuss factors that influence the interpretation of touch
  • review laws and rules regarding sexual misconduct
  • learn ways to desexualize the touch experience


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Ethics – Sex, Touch & Intimacy

October 5 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
4 CE hours
Early Registration Discount- Register by August 5 and Save 10%

Massage has been confused with sex throughout millennia. We are in a time where massage therapy is changing its image, becoming an accepted and widely-used healthcare modality. In a healing profession that uses touch as its prime method, the lines need to be clear.

In this workshop, we will explore the common confusion between sex, touch and intimacy. Using lecture, experiential exercises, personal reflection and group discussions, we will compare the differences in these overlapping topics and discover ways to desexualize the massage experience. We will review historical and cultural influences as well as how our own personal association with sex, touch and intimacy can express itself in our therapeutic relationship style and interactions with clients. We will discuss factors that influence the interpretation of touch and understand the laws and rules governing NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists regarding sexual misconduct.