Reproductive System Pathology


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

Chapter 11 wasn’t actually as bad as I thought it would be. This section really is relevant to massage in its information on menstruation, the aging of reproductive organs and their effect on massage and general comfort, and of course, pregnancy. In fact, the part on pregnancy massage was rather helpful. I may have to bookmark the section for its examples of side-lying technique and equipment, as well as recommendations on clients who are lactating. However, I do not believe that I will ever find a valid reason for a massage therapist, who abides by the law, to know what genital warts looks like. Sure, the pathological and treatment information is useful, but the images are unnecessary. I feel it would be more useful to show herpes outbreaks on body parts that would be visible to the therapist than that. Information was good in this chapter, but the images were just unnecessary.

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