Statement of Business Ethics - Farney Healing Arts Center

The following is Farney Healing Arts Center's Ethical Policy we follow for all treatments, products, services, and classes.  We agree to:

  1. Abide by a vow of confidentiality. Any information that is discussed within the context of a treatment session is confidential between the client and the practitioner unless required by law to disclose.
  2. Provide a safe and comfortable area for sessions or classes and provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients and students.
  3. Always treat clients and students with the utmost respect and honor regardless of their state of health, personal habits, personal views, personal path, age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, body type, and political affiliation.
  4. Have a pure and clear intention to offer our services for the highest healing good of the client and highest potential of the student.
  5. Educate clients and students on the value of each treatment modality and explain that sessions do not guarantee a cure nor are they a substitute for qualified medical or professional care. Treatments in any modality are one part of an integrative healing or wellness program.
  6. Provide a brief oral or written description of what happens during a session and what a client can expect before their initial session. Provide a clear written description of subjects/classes to be taught prior to class and list what the student will be able to do after taking the class.
  7. Suggest a consultation or referral to qualified licensed professionals (medical doctor, licensed therapist, etc.) when appropriate.
  8. Never diagnose or prescribe. Never suggest the client change prescribed treatment or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care provider.
  9. Be sensitive to the boundary needs of individual clients and students as well as our own boundaries.  Practitioners and clients never engage in social activities nor intimate social relationships.  Personal and professional boundaries are respected at all times. 
  10. Never ask clients to disrobe (unless in the context of a licensed massage therapy session at the client’s option). We do not touch the genital area or breasts, and practice hands-off treatments to these areas if treatment is needed.
  11. Customize the treatment to meet the client’s needs. 
  12. Keep accurate records and review changes before each session. 
  13. Be a resource and work to empower our students and to encourage and assist them in the development of their own work with the modalities we teach.
  14. Only perform services for which we are qualified (professionally, physically, and emotionally) and able to do, and refer to appropriate specialists when work is not within our scope of practice or not in the client’s best interest.
  15. Be actively working on our own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of our modalities in everything that we do.
  16. Be working to create harmony and friendly cooperation between Practitioners in our community and represent all professional associations, including IARP, in a most professional manner.
  17. Act as a beacon in our community by doing the best job possible.