Nervous System Pathology

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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson.

The nervous system is probably the most scariest of conditions for me because it deals with the brain and controlling the body. In most cases, people with neurological conditions need to have permission from their medical physician before receiving treatment from a massage therapist. I would think the blind would be an exception for that because their condition does not pose as a potential threat to the therapist to make their condition worse. I have experience with blind people and I am aware that their guide dogs are working dogs that are not meant to be a distracted or played with by other people. I don’t know how comfortable I would be to perform massage on most of these nervous conditions, because most of them require experience or a thorough knowledge of their medical condition. For example, I would choose to research very carefully before deciding to work on a paraplegic person to be sure not to harm them since they have no sensations in their lower limbs. My brother has Epilepsy so I am very familiar with what to do during a seizure if it occurs during a massage. But I would need to know what their history was so I may look out for what could trigger a seizure for the client.

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