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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-75-0
1
316
30 black & white drawings, 80 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
27 April 2021
Handspring Publishing

£45.00 GBP / $59.95 USD

Massage Therapy

Oncology Massage

An integrative approach to cancer care

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In Oncology Massage – a 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     Introduction to oncology massage/treatment considerations/cancer from childhood to old age

Chapter 2     Overview of integrative modalities

Chapter 3     Cancer and metastasis

Chapter 4     Oncology massage research

Chapter 5     Surgery

Chapter 6     Chemotherapy

Chapter 7     Radiation

Chapter 8     Immunotherapy

Chapter 9     Hormone Therapy

Chapter 10   Intake

Chapter 11   Therapeutic relationship/The impact of oncology massage on the therapist

Chapter 12   The lymphatic system/lymphedema

Chapter 13   Cancer and emotional health

Chapter 14   Oncology massage and palliative care

Chapter 15   Oncology massage around the world

 

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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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Oncology Massage

An integrative approach to cancer care

£45.00 GBP / $59.95 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

In Oncology Massage – a 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     Introduction to oncology massage/treatment considerations/cancer from childhood to old age

Chapter 2     Overview of integrative modalities

Chapter 3     Cancer and metastasis

Chapter 4     Oncology massage research

Chapter 5     Surgery

Chapter 6     Chemotherapy

Chapter 7     Radiation

Chapter 8     Immunotherapy

Chapter 9     Hormone Therapy

Chapter 10   Intake

Chapter 11   Therapeutic relationship/The impact of oncology massage on the therapist

Chapter 12   The lymphatic system/lymphedema

Chapter 13   Cancer and emotional health

Chapter 14   Oncology massage and palliative care

Chapter 15   Oncology massage around the world

 

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-75-0
1
316
30 black & white drawings, 80 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
27 April 2021
Handspring Publishing

£45.00 GBP / $59.95 USD

Massage Therapy

Find out when this publication becomes available to order

We will use this data to notify you when this publication is available, and for no other purpose.
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 >