Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer

Author(s): Gayle MacDonald

Medical

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.


Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781844096398
  • : Findhorn Press Ltd.
  • : Findhorn Press Ltd.
  • : 1.1
  • : March 2014
  • : 254mm X 190mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 615.822
  • : 615.822
  • : Gayle MacDonald
  • : Gayle MacDonald
  • : illustrations
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : illustrations
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 336
  • : 336