Respiratory System


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

Chapter 8 discusses the respiratory system and the diseases that it can have. Many of the diseases are infectious so massage is contraindicated. I personally couldn’t imagine a person would want to get a massage if they have influenza or pneumonia. They would be feeling awful and probably wouldn’t want someone touching them. I know when I get sick, I just want to be left alone as to not get that other person sick also. On the other hand, a client with apnea or asthma would benefit from massage to relax their muscles and help them feel better.

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