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Tracy Walton is a researcher, writer, award-winning educator, and specialist in massage and cancer care. She is a dynamic voice for the power of skilled touch. She is also the author of a new textbook, Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Click here to read more about her book. She writes a regular column on oncology massage in Massage Today.
As a researcher, Tracy has worked on NIH (National Cancer Institute)-funded clinical trials involving professional massage and massage by caregivers. Research partners include the Osher Institute at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and Collinge and Associates. She maintains a bibliography of oncology massage research on this website.
Tracy appears in the film, “Touch, Caring, and Cancer,” massage instruction for caregivers and partners (see below). She designed curriculum for this inspiring, innovative program, which received Telly awards in 2 categories. She worked on a large, NIH (SBIR)-funded clinical trial testing the safety and feasibility of its use in home instruction. The Principal Investigator on the project is William Collinge of Collinge and Associates.