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Textbooks

These are useful, sturdy textbooks in the field of massage therapy.
Some are on cancer, and others are general texts on massage and disease.

Burch S. Recognizing health and illness: pathology for massage therapists and bodyworkers (2e). Lawrence, KS: Health Positive Publishing 2001.

Curties D. Breast massage. Moncton, New Brunswick: Curties-Overzet Publications, Inc. 1999.

Curties D. Massage therapy and cancer. Moncton, New Brunswick: Curties-Overzet Publications, Inc. 1999.

Gach, MR. Acupressure's potent points: a guide to self-care for common ailments. New York: Bantam Books 1990.

Gates R, Fink R. Oncology nursing secrets: questions and answers about caring for patients with cancer. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. 1997.

Itano J, Taoka K. Core curriculum for oncology nursing (3e). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders 1998.

MacDonald G. Massage for the hospital patient and medically frail client. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2005.

MacDonald G. Medicine hands: massage therapy for people with cancer (3e). Forres, Scotland: Findhorn Press 2014.

MacDonald G. Massage for the hospital patient and medically frail client. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2005.

Newton D. Clinical pathology for the professional bodyworker. Portland, OR:
Simran Publications 1995.

Persad R. Massage therapy and medications. Moncton, New Brunswick: Curties-Overzet Publications Inc. 2001.

Premkumar K. Pathology a to z - a handbook for massage therapists (2e) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2002.

Rattray F, Ludwig L. Clinical massage therapy: understanding, assessing and treating over 70 conditions. Toronto, Ontario: Talus, Inc. 2000.

Rattray F. Massage therapy: an approach to treatments. Toronto, Ontario: Massage Therapy Texts and Maverick Consultants 1997.

Walton T. Medical conditions and massage therapy: a decision tree approach. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2010.

Werner R. A massage therapist's guide to pathology (5e) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.

Wible J. Pharmacology for massage therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2005.