Medicine Hands, 3rd Edition


The field of oncology massage is maturing into a discipline with a deeper and deeper body of knowledge.  The 3rd edition of Medicine Hands reflects this maturation.  Every chapter contains updated information and insights into massaging people affected by cancer.  New chapters have been added to cover each stage of the cancer experience: treatment, recovery, survivorship, side effects from the disease, and end of life.  These new chapters and organizational structure will make it easier for the reader to find the information needed to plan the massage session for a given client.  In addition, a new chapter has been added that focuses on the Pressure/Site/Positioning framework.  This is the clinical framework around which the massage session is planned.

A practical book written for both health professionals and the layperson, this newly revised guide deconstructs common myths about the use of massage in cancer treatment.

With respect to heightened concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, we continue to be lead by the directions of the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services. In line with current restrictions for businesses and gatherings in Victoria, we have made the decision to reschedule our March, April & May Retreat and Training programs to the second half of 2020. New dates will be available online shortly.