Cardiovascular Pathologies Cahpter 8


Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

The Cardiovascular Pathologies chapter was a great chapter to read. I would hope that people with some of these problems would not even consider getting a massage. I would really not want to work on any of these pathologies, but if I had to this chapter is priceless. I would be very cautious. It seems you need to tread very carefully with cardiovascular pathologies. The diseases of veins I found interesting and pretty much seems like you should give very light massage to those clients that have, say mild varicose veins because they can actually benefit from massage. But should avoid areas of varicosities if pressure causes pain or it the client has a history of clot formation. Also avoid areas of clients with phlebitis because it could cause pain for the client.

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