This handbook examines the vital issues of establishing professional boundaries in manual therapies. With compassion, humanity, and humor, the author condenses complex issues into direct and understandable terms. It includes real-life examples and practical solutions to dilemmas and sensitive situations, including issues of confidentiality, sexual attraction, socializing with clients, and setting fees. It is intended for all manual therapists or somatic practitioners, including massage therapists, bodyworkers, movement educators, practitoners of Asian methods, and practitioners who work primarily with energy fields. Additionally it addresses the professional needs of manual therapists in all phases of their careers. For students, it offers the support and information needed to establish solid professional boundaries that will be important for success and well being. For experienced practitioners, it provides the chance to learn new ideas to make their practice for fulfulling or to reinforce their own good decisions. It is written so that readers need no prior knowledge of psychological concepts to understand the dynamics presented. The focus on client vulnerability and the need to create safe, respectful relationships makes it a highly useful resource for manual therapists practicing in any setting.