9781844096398

Medicine Hands Massage Therapy for People with Cancer

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844096398

  • ISBN10:

    1844096394

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-13
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press
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Summary

The field of oncology massage is maturing into a discipline with a deeper and deeper body of knowledge. The 3rd edition of Medicine Hands reflects this maturation. Every chapter contains updated information and insights into massaging people affected by cancer. New chapters have been added to cover each stage of the cancer experience: treatment, recovery, survivorship, side effects from the disease, and end of life. These new chapters and organizational structure will make it easier for the reader to find the information needed to plan the massage session for a given client. In addition, a new chapter has been added that focuses on the Pressure/Site/Positioning framework. This is the clinical framework around which the massage session is planned.

Author Biography

Gayle MacDonald: M.S., L.M.T., began her career as a teacher in 1973 and as a massage therapist in 1989. In 1991, she blended her two career paths. Since 1994, she has given massage to cancer patients and supervised massage therapists on the oncology units of Oregon Health and Science University.
MacDonald is a frequent contributor to the three main massage journals in the US. Presently, she travels the US teaching continuing education courses in oncology massage.

Table of Contents

[previous edition]
Preface
1-Introduction
2-Dyspelling the Myths About Metastasis: Facts About How Cancer Spreads
3-Touch-Rx for Body, Mind, and Heart: A Review of the Research and Literature
[4-Piecing the Body Together: Massage for the Hospital Patient//this chapter will not figure in new edition]
5-Reclaiming the Body: Bodywork for People Living with Cancer
6-BE-ing is Enough: Comforting Touch for the Dying
7-Massage at Respite: Caring for the Caregiver
8-Companions on the Journey: Who Gives? Who Receives?
Afterword
Appendices

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