Nervous System Pathologies


In this chapter five, our textbook talks about the nervous system and how the nervous system is an important system for massage therapy. Massage can directly affect the nervous system and help promote client relaxation and muscles release. Massage can give an overall sense of well-being and help in the connection between mind and body. The nervous system helps maintain homeostasis. The nervous system uses nerve impulses to cause change in the body. To help maintain homeostasis, the nervous system is responsible for mental process such as perceptions, cognition, and memory. The nervous system has a highly organized structure. It’s made up of billions of neurons and supporting cells called neuralgia. Neurons generate nerve impulse or action potentials. The nervous system has huge complex activities. Everything it does can be grouped into 3 basic functions; sensory, integrative, and motor function. The spinal cord and brain consists of 4 main parts; brainstem, cerebellum, diencephalons, and cerebrum. All nervous tissue outside the CNS is considered part of the PNS. The PNS can be further subdivided into the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. This concludes chapter 5.

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