• Pathology R for Massage Therapists

    Pathology R for Massage Therapists

    Raynaud’s disease Definition: circulatory disease in the hands and feet with sensitivity to cold Causes: stress, side effect of some drugs, muscle tightness and compression syndromes Signs/Symptoms: fingers deprived of oxygen turn blue or white, damage may occur to nails Indications: Massage for stress reduction and relieve any compressed areas Contraindications: Gangrene may occur in extreme

  • Pathology S for Massage Therapists

    Pathology S for Massage Therapists

    Scabies Definition: skin infection Causes: parasites; mites Signs/Symptoms: itching, persistent itchy rash, dry scaly skin, highly contagious by skin to skin contact Indications: N/A Contraindications: refer to Physician for diagnosis Sciatica Definition: inflammation of the sciatic nerve Causes: nerve root impingement caused by disc protrusion or herniation, adhesions at the nerve root, fibrosis, degenerative joint disease, piriformis

  • Pathology T for Massage Therapists

    Pathology T for Massage Therapists

    Tendonitis Definition: inflammation of a tendon or musculotendinous junction Causes: overuse, repetitive stress, improper healing, or tearing from sustained overloading of muscle Signs/Symptoms: pain, persistent pain worse at night, pain referral, pain worse after use, muscle weakness,  inflammation, limited ROM; usually occurs where the tendon attaches to the bone or where the muscle attaches to the tendon

  • Pathology U, V, W, X, Y, Z for Massage Therapists

    Pathology U, V, W, X, Y, Z for Massage Therapists

    Urinary Incontinence The Pelvic Floor Paradox Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (U.K.) Varicose Veins Definition: abnormally enlarged veins Causes: improper functioning of the valves in the veins, weakened linings of the wall of the vein, injury, trauma, vitamin C deficiency, overweight, lack of exercise, pregnancy Signs/Symptoms: bulging, blue veins, usually in the legs Indications: Massage around vein

  • Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

    Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

    Master Muscle Lists- Origins, Insertions, Actions in chart form Muscles of the Head and Neck Chest and Trunk Muscles Forearm and hand Shoulder and arm Pelvis/ Hip Leg  

  • Modalities-B Different types of Massage

    Modalities-B Different types of Massage

    Berrywork Developed by Lauren Berry who was a registered physical therapist . He looked at the body in terms of a structural engineering problem that could be fixed and often thought of himself as more of a mechanic. He began learning at the age of 6 from a neighbor who was a physician and osteopath.