This is the second edition of a highly successful book - the only one available on this topic. The first edition was written by a well-known massage therapist and author, Gayle MacDonald, and the second edition adds a co-author, Carolyn Tague, and a major contributor, Carolyn Jauco-Trott. All three are well known and respected in the field of hospital massage therapy. The second edition focusses solely on the adult patient and has new chapters on aromatherapy massage, self-care, and cultural sensitivity. It also incorporates new sections on palliative care, eating disorders and addiction. The new edition is highly illustrated with full color photographs and drawings, including many new illustrations.