Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer
Please read the following articles before your workshop. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the ones that end in .pdf.
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Please bring a copy of D. Curties article to the workshop; we’ll be discussing it on the first morning.
Required Reading (click on the titles to open the files)
Remen, RN. In the service of life.
Originally Published Noetic Sciences Review, Spring 1996;37:24.
Curties D. Could massage therapy promote cancer metastasis?
Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 2000;39(3):83-88.
Walton T. Cancer and massage: essential contraindications.
Massage Therapy Journal Sum 2006;45(2):119-135.
Walton T. Cancer and massage: contraindications and cancer treatment. Massage Therapy Journal Fall 2006;45(3):119-135.
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Walton T. A study on massage and symptom relief.
Massage Today, May 2006; 6(5)
Walton T. A study of foot massage and cancer symptoms.
Massage Today, Nov. 2006;6(11)
Walton T. Learning from the largest study on cancer and massage.
Massage Today, Feb. 2007;7(2)
Recommended Reading: (not required)
MacDonald G. Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer (3rd edition). Forres, Scotland: Findhorn Press, 2014.
Available at Powell’s Books
MacDonald G. Oncology bodywork for cancer patients: the need for a less demanding approach.
Massage and Bodywork, June/July 2005:16-26.
Walton T. Medical conditions and massage therapy: a decision tree approach. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2010.
This book is recommended, not required. However, if you decide to purchase it, use the following link for 20% off and free shipping. Click on the link, enter W20offMT in the Promo Code box, then click Buy Now button. Click HERE for 20% off + FREE shipping. Walton’s pathology textbook gives guidelines for breast and prostate cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, liver cancer, cancer treatments, and more…
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