Archive for January, 2010

Cancer pathologies

January 28, 2010

In my opinion massage is very beneficial for a cancer patient. cancer patients are going through so much trauma and stress during the whole process from when they find out they have cancer to all the medical procedures, helping a client relax and make their bodies feel better can do wonders for there whole system. I have a relative who has cancer and once her health care provider approved that I massage her, I immediately gave her a massage and it helped her sleep and relax.

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Cancer and neoplasia

January 28, 2010

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

This chapter went over the devastating cancer. It talked about how massage can be a help to cancer patients and their families. It talked about the different types of cancer and told us how color, gender, environment, etc. can affect what people will end up with cancer. Then it talked about the precautions massage therapists should take for cancer patients.

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Reproductive system/STD pathologies

January 28, 2010

Pregnancy massage can help a woman so much throughout her pregnancy by relaxing her body and calming her nerves which will put less stress on the baby. Pregnancy massage is very relaxing for the mother, although you still need to be aware of the clients comfort and that you do the pregnancy massage correctly. Sexually transmitted diseases are all around us and most all of the people who have them you will never know, the most important part about massage and STD’s is that you constantly keep your hands clean and totally avoid any cuts or open wounds on a client and on your own body. As well as keeping your ethics, there would be no worries about catching any STD’s from a client or giving them to a client because a proper massage has nothing to do with the genital area.

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Reproductive conditions

January 28, 2010

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

This chapter reviewed about women and their reproductive system. How their menstrual comes around and how a baby grows in the body. It goes over how they come out. Then it talks about the possible problems women may have with reproduction and if they get certain STDs.

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Urinary pathologies

January 28, 2010

Many urinary problems are serious organ problems where massage would not be beneficial to the client at all because it could make their condition worse. Clearing everything with a health care provider is always the best idea. After clearing with a health care provider and massage is not contraindicated than you can be helping the client out a lot by just relaxing them from the stress their body is dealing with.

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Urinary pathologies

January 27, 2010

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

In this chapter they tell us that the urinary system helps our body to maintain homeostasis. It uses the urethra, kidneys, ureters, and bladder. It tells you the types of urinary problems there are. It tells you that if your client has blood in their urine, has pain in that area and a few other things. Overall it tells you what to what for in urinary problems.

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Gastrointestinal pathologies

January 27, 2010

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

When learning about massage on the abdominals it wasn’t something that I practiced or took a long time learning about because I felt that not to many clients would feel comfortable allowing a massage therapist to work on them. After viewing the Chapter presented here on this pathology course it has become more important to me that I find out more about my clients so that I can help them with this problem that they might think is impossible to help with.

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Gastrointestional pathologies

January 27, 2010

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

Chapter 9 talked about the types of problems that may occur in the digestive system. It talks about how the digestive system works and how some absorbs into the blood and lymph. It talks about what problems there are such as diarrhea, hernias, anorexia, etc. It goes over what you would do if you have a client that may have a problem.

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Respiratory pathologies

January 27, 2010

I have not known anyone to have any serious respiratory problems so I feel it is especially necessary that I at least familiarize myself with these problems so that I can adjust my clients so that they are comfortable on the massage table or chair. I need to also be educated because it is always helpful to be able to know information that you notice about a client to make sure they are aware of things that they might not know about, for instance if they fall asleep and their breathing is different perhaps they have sleep apnea and don’t know it and can get help finding out if they have it.

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Respiratory pathologies

January 27, 2010

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

This chapter went over the respiratory system and how it is combined with the circulatory system. It spoke about the pulmonary ventilation and its processes were inhalation and exhalation. It went over watching your clients breathing patterns and the possible problems your clients may have. And it told you how to approach the problems clients may have.

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Cardiovascular and lymphatic pathologies

January 27, 2010

The lymphatic system is constantly being manipulated and moved throughout the body during and after massage. I feel that it is important to educate your clients on the effects massage has on the lymphatic system so that they can take care of their bodies; and for example if they are getting sick or are sick how massage can effect their bodies so they can choose to or to not get a massage.

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Lymphatic/Immune and cardiovascular pathologies

January 27, 2010

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

In this chapter it told us that the lymphatic and cardiovascular systems are the two main fluid transporters in the body. It went over how they function and what effects certain problems can be caused. It talked of how to assess and what to ask your client before the massage. And then it went over deficiencies you may come across and how to handle them.

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