Book review: Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care
Aromatherapy, Massage and Relaxation in Cancer Care
Ann Carter and Peter A. Mackereth
£25.00 | 232pp
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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