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Massage- effects, indications, contraind. (PTA)

Therapeutic effects of massage increase lymphatic & overall circulation, removal of metabolic wastes, decrease muscle atrophy, anxiety & tension, facilitate healing & reflexive effects, reduction of edema & muscle spasms, alters pain transmission,loosen adhesions, relaxation
Indications for massage pain, decreased ROM, edema, adhesions, myositis, excess lactic acid, migrane/headache, trigger point, muscle spasm/cramping, scar tissue, bursitis, tendonitis, intermittent claudication, Raynaud's syndrome
Contraindications for massage infection, arteriosclerosis, thrombus, cellulitis, acute injury, embolus, cancer
Created by: s1234