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For people with cancer and cancer histories, massage therapy can be a powerful intervention. Skilled, structured touch has the potential to reduce isolation, relieve symptoms, and help people feel cared for, whole and empowered.
Review old assumptions about cancer and massage therapy, and essential contraindications for massage for common cancer presentations. Take a detailed look at current thought on when, where, why and how massage therapy is contraindicated.
Related: Cancer & Massage Therapy: Treatments Part II and Introduction to Pediatric Oncology
When you finish this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss common misconceptions about cancer and massage therapy.
- Describe massage therapy contraindications for oncology clients.
- Explain deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the impact it can have on oncology clients.
About the author(s)
Tracy Walton is a researcher, writer, award-winning educator, and specialist in massage therapy and cancer care. A dynamic voice for the power of touch, she is the author of the pathology textbook, Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach (2011).
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