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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-54-5
2
363
70 color photographs and drawings
276x220
Not yet published
29 December 2020
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy

Hands in Health Care, Second edition

Massage therapy for the adult hospital patient

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Hands in Health Care, Second edition when you preorder using coupon code macdonaldprepub

This is the second edition of a highly successful book – the only one available on this topic. The first edition was written by a well-known massage therapist and author, Gayle MacDonald. For the second edition Gayle has brought in a co-author, Carolyn Tague.  Both are well-known and highly respected in the field of hospital massage therapy.

The second edition focuses solely on the adult patient and has new chapters on aromatherapy massage, end-of-life care, cultural sensitivity and understanding the therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner.  It also incorporates new sections on addiction and neurological disorders, as well as the most recent research from around the world. The new edition is highly illustrated with full color photographs and drawings, including many new illustrations.

 

From the Foreword by Ruth Werner BCTMB

‘With Hands in Health Care, Gayle MacDonald and Carolyn Tague have cemented a legacy in the massage therapy field. This beautifully written text is grounded in current research, but it is rich in the grace and compassion that inspire us to serve people who are in need. I love their thoughtful voices, along with their many examples of practical application of basic principles. Reader, you are in for a treat. Thank you, Gayle and Carolyn, for helping to open this pathway for massage therapists. Thank you for reminding us where we came from, and showing us where we can go next. Our profession is better for your contribution.’

 

About the authors / Acknowledgments / Figure permissions / Glossary / Preface / Introduction

Holders of a legacy: The evolution of hospital-based massage therapy

A frontier of knowledge: Exploring the research Gayle MacDonald with Carolyn Jauco-Trott

Adapting to hospital culture: Traveling in a foreign land

The spectrum of caring: Understanding the therapeutic relationship

Protecting patients and practitioners: Infection control practices

Pressure, site and position: A clinical framework

An overview of common diseases requiring health care treatment

Common symptoms and conditions: Sign posts for the massage therapist

What’s that beeping? Medical devices and procedures

Pharmaceutical factors: Adjustments for medications

Gathering information: Referrals, orders and intake

One on one: The massage therapy session

Beyond touch: Aromatherapy massage sessions in health care Angela Secretan

Sacred time: Touch at the end of life Cindy Spence

The value of documentation: Charting protocols

Trending into the future: Possibilities and probabilities

Appendix / Test answers / Index

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

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Gayle MacDONALD

Gayle MacDonald MS LMT is a pioneer in the teaching and practise of massage therapy.

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Carolyn TAGUE

Carolyn Tague MA, CMT teaches and practises at UCSF Medical Center.

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Hands in Health Care, Second edition

Massage therapy for the adult hospital patient

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

Now available for pre-order at Handspring Publishing

This is the second edition of a highly successful book – the only one available on this topic. The first edition was written by a well-known massage therapist and author, Gayle MacDonald. For the second edition Gayle has brought in a co-author, Carolyn Tague.  Both are well-known and highly respected in the field of hospital massage therapy.

The second edition focuses solely on the adult patient and has new chapters on aromatherapy massage, end-of-life care, cultural sensitivity and understanding the therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner.  It also incorporates new sections on addiction and neurological disorders, as well as the most recent research from around the world. The new edition is highly illustrated with full color photographs and drawings, including many new illustrations.

 

From the Foreword by Ruth Werner BCTMB

‘With Hands in Health Care, Gayle MacDonald and Carolyn Tague have cemented a legacy in the massage therapy field. This beautifully written text is grounded in current research, but it is rich in the grace and compassion that inspire us to serve people who are in need. I love their thoughtful voices, along with their many examples of practical application of basic principles. Reader, you are in for a treat. Thank you, Gayle and Carolyn, for helping to open this pathway for massage therapists. Thank you for reminding us where we came from, and showing us where we can go next. Our profession is better for your contribution.’

 

About the authors / Acknowledgments / Figure permissions / Glossary / Preface / Introduction

Holders of a legacy: The evolution of hospital-based massage therapy

A frontier of knowledge: Exploring the research Gayle MacDonald with Carolyn Jauco-Trott

Adapting to hospital culture: Traveling in a foreign land

The spectrum of caring: Understanding the therapeutic relationship

Protecting patients and practitioners: Infection control practices

Pressure, site and position: A clinical framework

An overview of common diseases requiring health care treatment

Common symptoms and conditions: Sign posts for the massage therapist

What’s that beeping? Medical devices and procedures

Pharmaceutical factors: Adjustments for medications

Gathering information: Referrals, orders and intake

One on one: The massage therapy session

Beyond touch: Aromatherapy massage sessions in health care Angela Secretan

Sacred time: Touch at the end of life Cindy Spence

The value of documentation: Charting protocols

Trending into the future: Possibilities and probabilities

Appendix / Test answers / Index

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-54-5
2
363
70 color photographs and drawings
276x220
Not yet published
29 December 2020
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Hands in Health Care, Second edition when you preorder using coupon code macdonaldprepub

Gayle MacDONALD

Gayle MacDonald MS LMT is a pioneer in the teaching and practise of massage therapy.

Read More ›

Carolyn TAGUE

Carolyn Tague MA, CMT teaches and practises at UCSF Medical Center.

Read More ›