Massage & Bodywork

May/June 2011

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Chemotherapy and Massage 11 Questions to Ask Your Clients BY TRACY WALTON M 40 massage & bodywork may/june 2011 y work with people with cancer engages my hands and my whole heart. As my hands travel across the body, each client's story expands my heart and skills a bit. Also, because of this work, both sides of my brain get exercise. The right side is making intuitive decisions, and the left side is processing the multiple side effects and massage adjustments that come with chemotherapy. THIS FEATURE IS EXCERPTED AND ADAPTED BY PERMISSION FROM CHAPTER 20 OF TRACY WALTON'S TEXTBOOK, MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MASSAGE THERAPY: A DECISION TREE APPROACH (LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2011).

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