Gastrointestinal Pathologies


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

While reading Chapter 9 I learned about Gastrointestinal Pathologies. The Gastrointestinal system is responsible for the digestion and processing of the food necessary to live. Some signs and symptoms of common pathologies are blood in stool, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain and a few more. Anorexia Nervosa is a known gastrointestinal pathology, this is an eating disorder when the client avoids food for a very long time, massage can be performed with clearance from their health care provider, the massage should be soft and nurturing. A Hernia is also common, it is a protrusion of an organ that has moved through a cavity wall or connective tissue, it can happen soon after birth due to walls not fully closing, massage can be preformed if the hernia does not cause pain.

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