Skin Disorders


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

I think it is very important for massage therapists to learn about different skin disorders and diseases.  The nature of therapy puts the therapist in a position to observe areas of their patient’s body that the patient may not normally see.  The therapist can then make the patient aware of anything that may require a doctor’s attention, such as an area that looks like cancer.  It may save a person’s life.  The book mentioned a case where the therapist suspects her patient of having lice; I think that the therapist should mention to the patient that she suspected her of having lice.  I would personally feel guilty if I suspected that there was something wrong with someone and did not tell them about it.


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