Massage & Cancer—Essential Contraindications


For people with cancer and cancer histories, massage therapy can be a powerful healing intervention. Take your skills to the next level with AMTA's online education!

Cancer & Massage Therapy: Essential Contraindications

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A well-prepared massage therapist offers caring touch to clients with cancer at important times in their lives. However, there are contraindications, considerations regarding site, pressure and joint movement, as well as other details you should explore before beginning massage therapy for clients with cancer.

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Cancer and Massage Therapy: Treatments Part II examines the effects of the principal cancer treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy) and the massage therapy contraindications for each.


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