Yes, completely private. As regulated health professionals, Massage Therapists are required by HIPAA, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, to maintain the information you provide, both verbally and in written form, in the strictest of confidence. Health care providers must have been in compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule by April 14, 2003.

The primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information. The rule governs the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule created a national standard to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. The rule also holds violators accountable if they violate patients’ privacy rights.