Helping People: Cancer, Senior & End of Life Massage

One of the most common reasons we hear people say they are interested in a career in massage therapy is that they want a career that helps people. This series will look at how massage therapy can help, what we as therapists refer to as, special populations. This article will cover oncology massage, senior massage and hospice massage. How Massage Therapists Can Help Cancer Patients ...
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Cancer, Treatment, and Massage

(Adapted by permission from Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, by Tracy Walton.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.) When working with clients who have cancer, I try to remember that each person will respond differently to cancer and cancer treatment.  The variety of responses to chemotherapy is the most striking example. Some people are profoundly ...
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