Massage and Bodywork: Adapting Therapies for Cancer Care
Peter A. Mackereth, Ann Carter
Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 249 pages
Ideal for qualified massage and bodywork therapists wanting to expand their knowledge and skills, this unique resource brings together the most common forms of bodywork with a focus on this important and challenging area of practice. Emphasizing the need for safe practice, this book illustrates how massage can be safely adapted for patients and dispels some misconceptions about working with people who have cancer. Key topics include integrative and collaborative working, the psychological aspects of bodywork, therapists as teachers, professionalism, the control of symptoms, working with vulnerability, potency in practice, and the skilful combination of voice and touch.
Written by experienced therapists working in this area of practiceIntroduces the modalities with clear explanations of their development and application to cancer care settingsLogical organization makes it easy to find key information quicklyEach section includes an overview, an abstract of each chapter, a summary of key issues, and conclusions and recommendations for best practiceFocuses on specialized aspects of massage and bodywork to support safe, competent, and compassionate practice
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