These organisations provide reliable information about massage. They are professional associations representing massage therapists. Contact them to find a professional, qualified massage therapist in your area. Cancer Council does not endorse any specific professional association and recommends you use your own judgment when making enquiries.
Association of Massage Therapists
Ph: (02) 9517 9925, www.amt.org.au
Australian Association of Massage Therapists
Ph: 1300 138 872, www.aamt.com.au
Australian Natural Therapists Association
Ph: 1800 817 577, www.anta.com.au
Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
Ph: (02) 9809 6800, www.atms.com.au
The Cancer Council library has resources about complementary therapies, including massage. Some suggested items are:
- Understanding Complementary Therapies. Cancer Council NSW, 2008.
- Medicine Hands: massage therapy for people with cancer by Gayle MacDonald. Findhorn Press, 2007.
- PDQ Integrative Oncology: complementary therapies in cancer care by Barrie Cassileth. BC Decker. 2005.
- Movement, Massage and Meditation (video). Cancer Council Victoria, 1997.