Skin Conditions

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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 3 applies to my life because I have chronic eczema on my face and parts of my leg. I have had it for several years, and never really considered it to be an issue. While it is not contagious, I have to constantly remind my friends that it is not. This chapter has made me aware of most of the skin conditions that I need to be aware of if/when I do come across them. It was surprising to me some of the conditions that are indicated for massage, or have a "green light" on them, such as psoriasis, while not being the most appealing condition to look at, massage is perfectly fine for clients with this condition. In the book, it mentioned that stress can exacerbate this condition, and it was interesting to learn that massage can help them even more with this condition as it helps relieve stress.

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