According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. As summer nears, massage therapists are in a unique position to help clients with early detection.
For Skin Cancer Awareness Month, here are resources to help massage therapists understand the role they can play in the early detection of skin cancer.
Skin Deep: Massage Therapists & Early Detection of Skin Cancer
When discovered in the early stages, skin cancer is highly curable—and massage therapists are in the perfect position to help with early detection when they know what to look for. Learn about the different types of skin cancer, tips to identify melanoma, what massage therapists can do to help and tips to protect yourself against skin cancer.
Read the full article in Massage Therapy Journal »
AAD Resources for Your Massage Practice
AMTA partnered with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) on downloadable resources for massage therapists, including spot message delivery tips and a spot infographic.
Spot Message Delivery Tips »
Spot Infographic »
Massage Therapy for Health & Wellness
25 Reasons to Get a Massage
Find a Trusted Massage Therapist
Research: Massage Therapy for Depression & Nausea in Cancer Patients