Gayle MacDonald is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer. It was after suffering ill health herself that she became the health and physical educator that she always wanted to be. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, demonstrating how “touch exercises” between two people can relax, ease, and make huge differences in their physical and emotional well-being. She is a veteran massage therapist and health educator, teaching in Oregon.
Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, 3rd Ed. (2014, Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (2005, Lippincott Williams and Wilkin).
My original expertise comes from massage with oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Since 1994 I have taught and supervised massage therapists on the oncology medical/surgical in-patient units, in the chemo infusion clinics, radiation oncology, apheresis and the bone marrow transplant unit. It has been my incredible good fortune to share and exchange knowledge with therapists around the United States, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and Holland. The creation of and involvement with communities is one of the things that makes my heart sing. The other deep desire is the support of therapists and teachers in finding their work in the world.
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