Posts Tagged ‘Massage Therapy Skin Disorders’

Dermatological System Pathology

July 19, 2010

As a massage therapist one has to be careful and knowledgeable of pathology so dermatologic pathologies is quite important, so the safety needs are met for my client as well as my own body. I can identify different processes regarding the integumentary system such as simple acne or a rash that might be contagious and the person should not be worked or as well as knowing what areas should be avoiding and never deducing a clients ailment but referring out to a Dr. for medical professional conclusions.

Skin Disorders

July 6, 2010

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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