I'm glad you are taking the requisite care with your clients and massage, to be commended. However....
You will find that on this site, many therapists and practitioners have gone beyond the limitations of the old tradition medical establishment and here you will find a body of knowledge and experience that supercedes the limited knowledge of prescriptive medicine. Refering back to your acid reflux thread, you said "better to be safe than sorry" when asking your GP for help.
A new member on Holistic Local came out with a funny quote:
2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic doesn't work anymore. Here eat this root.
Working as a hypnotherapist, I have learned through experience (and its been a journey and a half!) that even though a GP is a GP, their experience and approach may not be the best or even correct. Our implicit trust in the medical establishment is programmed into us in the times that we live in. You work as a massage therapist and in a way do some energy work, mention that to a GP and they will laugh you out of the drug prescribing room (supported by the recession-proof)pharmaceutical industry.
And dont get me started on swine flu hoax!
Janet, trust yourself and what you know, have a healthy cynicism for "established" medicinal practices, there is a lot of commercialism involved and its not all about the welfare of the apatient, whereas conversely you quite clearly are.
I hope my post has illicited some questions in your mind, you are on a path to help people to get better, in order to do so, challenge your beliefs, questions them. If they stand up to scrutiny, you were right to believe if not, you continue on your journey.
Either way, good luck, you have a good intention and desire to help people, wish there were more like you!