Code of Ethics
This code of ethics is a summary statement by which the Cayce/Reilly School and all its members (administration, faculty, massage students) agree to conduct themselves and is a declaration of the general principles of acceptable, ethical, professional behavior.
Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy members shall support the mission of the School:
To offer a quality, comprehensive education in both the art and science of massage therapy based on the holistic principles of the Edgar Cayce readings and in the spirit of Dr. Harold J. Reilly. The massage school supports A.R.E.'s mission to change lives for the better through the concepts in the Cayce readings.
- Behave with integrity, honesty, and competence in all professional relationships with the school, other school members, faculty, staff, students, the massage therapy profession, other healthcare providers and society
- Apply and follow the established massage school code of ethics and all school rules and regulations.
- Demonstrate a commitment to current educational, ethical, and professional standards for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
- Represent the massage school and its programs with professional as well as personal integrity and honesty in all forms of communication.
- Educate students to only represent themselves in an ethical and professional manner and provide only services for which they are qualified.
- Conduct a massage school program that provides state of the art education and represents all ethical and other standards of the profession as well as all applicable laws and regulations
- Provide a positive, focused educational environment that is conducive to learning and development and addresses a variety of learning styles. It includes, but is not limited to, a physical space with appropriate lighting, heat/air/cleanliness, and equipment.
- Conduct the massage school program in a manner that respects and teaches the students boundaries and privacy on all levels, including appropriate draping, physical privacy and matters of confidentiality. The same rights, privileges, and responsibilities apply to all other members of the school. Any sexual misconduct will be considered a violation of this code of ethics.
- Uphold principles and standards that value the dignity and worth of all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual identity, gender, disability and/or health status.
Massage Student Conduct Policy
Massage students are expected to behave in a professional and courteous manner at all times. Honesty, integrity, and clear intent are necessary components for work as a massage therapist. A massage student may be placed on probation, suspended, or dismissed for conduct that includes, but is not limited to:
- Use, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs on school premises
- Attending class under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
- Possession or use of any weapon on school premises
- Violation of school policy on infectious conditions
- Sexual activity on school premises
- Sexual advances or activity in a massage therapy setting, regardless of location
- Violation of school draping/nudity policy or violation of appropriate touch, as taught in class
- Failure to maintain appropriate hygiene
- Using profane language or exhibiting abusive behavior toward classmates and/or faculty/administration
- Threatening a fellow student, faculty, staff, or administrative person
- Any behavior that is deemed by the administrative staff to be inconsistent with the standards of the school and profession of massage therapy
Cooperation with and sensitivity to others is both valued and expected at the Cayce/Reilly School.
A. Campus Security
The Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy is committed to providing a safe, secure environment in which students can learn their new profession. Crime awareness and campus security are matters for which everyone (staff and students) must take personal responsibility. Cayce/Reilly School student conduct policies strictly prohibit the possession of weapons and the use of alcohol, controlled substances, and drugs on school property or at school-sponsored activities. Violation of these rules or criminal acts of any kind may result in prompt disciplinary action, including dismissal from the program.
B. Crime Awareness and School Security
The Cayce/Reilly School staff and faculty are concerned that every student and employee experience a safe and secure environment while at our school. It is the responsibility of every student, faculty and staff member to be aware of safety and security matters and to promptly report any crime to school officials and to the local police.The Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy strictly prohibits the possession of weapons and the illegal use of alcohol, controlled substance, and drugs on the campus at any time.
C. Additional Information and Statistics
The City of Virginia Beach is one of the safest cities in which to live within the area called “Tidewater.” This area basically includes the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. The Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy is located within the Second District, with a station located in the nearby “resort” section of town. Virginia Beach was the first city in the state of Virginia to be given the distinction of a “Certified Crime Prevention Community.” The following is the link directly to the Virginia Beach Police Department’s home page (http://www.vbgov.com/vgn.aspx); this should give any prospective student a better feel for the area in which we live and study.
Virginia Beach Police Department 2009 Annual Report (PDF)