Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder caused by airway sensitivity to various stimuli which can lead to airway obstruction . Some of the triggers for onset are pollen, dust mites, molds, some foods, emotional upset, aspirin , exercise, cold air, and cigarette smoke. If conditions worsen it could be fatal. Massage considerations: Make sure there is no allergens or triggers within the massage office. If client uses a inhaler make sure it is present if needed . A full body relaxing massage is recommended . Focus should be on the primary and secondary muscles of respiration. Techniques such as deep friction, kneading, ischemic compression, and deep gliding strokes.

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