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978-1-912085-75-0
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30 black & white drawings, 80 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
27 April 2021
24 April 2021
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£45.00 GBP / $59.95 USD

Massage Therapy

Oncology Massage

An integrative approach to cancer care

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In Oncology Massage – an integrative approach to cancer care the authors have created a textbook which will provide both experienced and inexperienced therapists with a resource to expand their knowledge and understanding of working with people with cancer.   Cancer occurrence and survivorship are now so common that every massage therapist will at some time work with clients who have been through cancer treatment. The short and long-term effects of biomedical cancer treatment require massage therapy adaptations to pressure, site, position and duration to provide safe and effective treatments. Informed massage therapists can support the body to promote overall wellness as well as identify the underlying secondary effects of cancer treatment that contribute to physical dysfunction.

Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care provides massage therapists with essential information for:

  • Treatment planning based on the physiology of cancer and cancer treatments
  • Critical, thoughtful treatment decision making
  • Consideration of the psychosocial effects of cancer
  • Enhancing therapist self-awareness and building a therapeutic relationship.

The information is presented in a clear and simple format with plentiful use of illustrations and information boxes which allows it to be used both as a learning tool for those new to the field of oncology massage and as a resource for quick referral when working with new patients.

The techniques of massage therapy change very little; it is the knowledge and understanding of their use that distinguishes a massage therapist.  Oncology Massage is unusual in that it includes contributions not only from a range of experienced practitioners but also from people with cancer who have received massage during and after cancer treatment. This feedback from clients provides an invaluable addition to the understanding of how massage can be used as a safe and effective part of cancer care.

 

Chapter 1     Treatment considerations, and oncology massage through the life cycle

Chapter 2     Integrative cancer care

Chapter 3     Cancer and metastasis

Chapter 4     Research

Chapter 5     Introduction to oncology massage treatments

Chapter 6     Surgery

Chapter 7     Chemotherapy

Chapter 8     Radiation therapy

Chapter 9     Immunotherapy

Chapter 10   Hormone therapies

Chapter 11    The lymphatic system

Chapter 12    Intake

Chapter 13    Therapeutic relationship/The impact of massage on the massage therapist

Chapter 14   Cancer and emotional health

Chapter 15   Massage at the end of life

Chapter 16   Oncology massage around the world

Pam Fitch, Canadian Massage Therapy educator, writer and researcher

‘A client that I used to see at the beginning of my practice is coming back in. To prepare me for the intake discussion, I picked up your book to remind me of all the touch points and questions that I needed to ask. What a stellar, compassionate and clearly articulated resource this is! Thank you for making this wonderful book available to the profession.’

 

Kathleen Wing, Monroe, Maine, in S4OM Newsletter, August 2021

Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care by Janet Penny, RMT and Rebecca Sturgeon, LMT, CMLDT offers a thorough, well-researched, and updated survey of oncology massage. The book opens with a history of this specialty, which is written in a way that gives a seasoned oncology massage therapists pause and naturally invites reflection on how far the field has come. The authors present practical wisdom for applying oncology massage in integrative settings. The format is easy to navigate and blends research, science, skill, wisdom, communication, self-care, collaboration, and compassion into a valuable teaching, learning, and reference tool. Penny and Sturgeon emphasize the whole patient/client experience, as well as the whole therapist experience. The authors and contributors address many facets of practicing in integrative care settings with appropriately technical writing, clear tables and figures, and essays and interviews that consistently anchor the wide range of information in to human experience. Sidebars and boxes weave clinical experience and the wisdom of professionals with the lived realities of cancer, providing depth to the research and articles informing current best practices. The text is largely grounded in a North American context, specifically Canada and the United States. However, there is a chapter that surveys oncology massage advocates and programs in seven additional countries. People living with cancer present with multiple, overlapping factors that require complex problem-solving in order to provide them with appropriate massage. This text presents clear guidelines for optimal massage treatment for many of the situations that a therapist will encounter. It is an excellent resource for those who are beginning their journey in oncology massage, and it is also a valuable addition to the libraries of therapists who have been in the field for some time. The extensive and current bibliographies that accompany each section are useful for students, those engaged in research, and professionals in related fields of care. There are several recommendations for shared vocabulary to update the way oncology massage professionals communicate about this work that will benefit both beginning and seasoned practitioners alike. The chapter on Immunotherapy will be of particular interest, as this is a relatively new approach that is becoming more widely used in cancer treatment

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Janet PENNY

Janet Penny RMT has extensive experience working with people living with cancer in both her private practice and at an integrative cancer centre.

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Rebecca STURGEON

Rebecca Sturgeon LMT, CMLDT, started her career as a massage therapist in 2008 and began working with oncology patients in 2010.

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An integrative approach to cancer care

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View sample pages here

In Oncology Massage – an integrative approach to cancer care the authors have created a textbook which will provide both experienced and inexperienced therapists with a resource to expand their knowledge and understanding of working with people with cancer.   Cancer occurrence and survivorship are now so common that every massage therapist will at some time work with clients who have been through cancer treatment. The short and long-term effects of biomedical cancer treatment require massage therapy adaptations to pressure, site, position and duration to provide safe and effective treatments. Informed massage therapists can support the body to promote overall wellness as well as identify the underlying secondary effects of cancer treatment that contribute to physical dysfunction.

Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care provides massage therapists with essential information for:

  • Treatment planning based on the physiology of cancer and cancer treatments
  • Critical, thoughtful treatment decision making
  • Consideration of the psychosocial effects of cancer
  • Enhancing therapist self-awareness and building a therapeutic relationship.

The information is presented in a clear and simple format with plentiful use of illustrations and information boxes which allows it to be used both as a learning tool for those new to the field of oncology massage and as a resource for quick referral when working with new patients.

The techniques of massage therapy change very little; it is the knowledge and understanding of their use that distinguishes a massage therapist.  Oncology Massage is unusual in that it includes contributions not only from a range of experienced practitioners but also from people with cancer who have received massage during and after cancer treatment. This feedback from clients provides an invaluable addition to the understanding of how massage can be used as a safe and effective part of cancer care.

 

Chapter 1     Treatment considerations, and oncology massage through the life cycle

Chapter 2     Integrative cancer care

Chapter 3     Cancer and metastasis

Chapter 4     Research

Chapter 5     Introduction to oncology massage treatments

Chapter 6     Surgery

Chapter 7     Chemotherapy

Chapter 8     Radiation therapy

Chapter 9     Immunotherapy

Chapter 10   Hormone therapies

Chapter 11    The lymphatic system

Chapter 12    Intake

Chapter 13    Therapeutic relationship/The impact of massage on the massage therapist

Chapter 14   Cancer and emotional health

Chapter 15   Massage at the end of life

Chapter 16   Oncology massage around the world

Pam Fitch, Canadian Massage Therapy educator, writer and researcher

‘A client that I used to see at the beginning of my practice is coming back in. To prepare me for the intake discussion, I picked up your book to remind me of all the touch points and questions that I needed to ask. What a stellar, compassionate and clearly articulated resource this is! Thank you for making this wonderful book available to the profession.’

 

Kathleen Wing, Monroe, Maine, in S4OM Newsletter, August 2021

Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care by Janet Penny, RMT and Rebecca Sturgeon, LMT, CMLDT offers a thorough, well-researched, and updated survey of oncology massage. The book opens with a history of this specialty, which is written in a way that gives a seasoned oncology massage therapists pause and naturally invites reflection on how far the field has come. The authors present practical wisdom for applying oncology massage in integrative settings. The format is easy to navigate and blends research, science, skill, wisdom, communication, self-care, collaboration, and compassion into a valuable teaching, learning, and reference tool. Penny and Sturgeon emphasize the whole patient/client experience, as well as the whole therapist experience. The authors and contributors address many facets of practicing in integrative care settings with appropriately technical writing, clear tables and figures, and essays and interviews that consistently anchor the wide range of information in to human experience. Sidebars and boxes weave clinical experience and the wisdom of professionals with the lived realities of cancer, providing depth to the research and articles informing current best practices. The text is largely grounded in a North American context, specifically Canada and the United States. However, there is a chapter that surveys oncology massage advocates and programs in seven additional countries. People living with cancer present with multiple, overlapping factors that require complex problem-solving in order to provide them with appropriate massage. This text presents clear guidelines for optimal massage treatment for many of the situations that a therapist will encounter. It is an excellent resource for those who are beginning their journey in oncology massage, and it is also a valuable addition to the libraries of therapists who have been in the field for some time. The extensive and current bibliographies that accompany each section are useful for students, those engaged in research, and professionals in related fields of care. There are several recommendations for shared vocabulary to update the way oncology massage professionals communicate about this work that will benefit both beginning and seasoned practitioners alike. The chapter on Immunotherapy will be of particular interest, as this is a relatively new approach that is becoming more widely used in cancer treatment

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-75-0
1
316
30 black & white drawings, 80 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
27 April 2021
Handspring Publishing

£45.00 GBP / $59.95 USD

Massage Therapy

Janet PENNY

Janet Penny RMT has extensive experience working with people living with cancer in both her private practice and at an integrative cancer centre.

Read More ›

Rebecca STURGEON

Rebecca Sturgeon LMT, CMLDT, started her career as a massage therapist in 2008 and began working with oncology patients in 2010.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >