Book review: Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care

Nurse consultatnt Nicola James reviews Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care by Ann Carter and Peter A. Mackereth.

Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care

Ann Carter and Peter A. Mackereth

Singing Dragon

£25.00 | 232pp

ISBN: 9781848192812

As a devotee of complementary therapies, I loved this book. It offers, in a very easy-to-read style, an overview into how these three complementary therapies integrate with modern healthcare. This will be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about the therapies available, how they work, their evidence base and how they can be incorporated into the NHS.

As a former cancer lead in a district general hospital, I had not considered how to store essential oils. I wouldn't have dreamed of not giving the same attention to the storage of paracetamol. This book offers advice on governance issues and infection control (should a therapist wear gloves when performing a massage?) and on documentation


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