• Pathology B for Massage Therapists

    Pathology B for Massage Therapists

    Baker’s  Ganglion Cyst Definition:  Cyst in synovial lining of knee containing fluid Causes: trauma, hereditary, infection, or parasitic obstruction Signs/Symptoms: round to ovoid mass that may be soft but more often is firm due to the fluid build up Indications:  Treat area above cyst; addressing hamstrings, adductors Contraindications: Avoid deep direct pressure on cyst; Cyst may become large

  • Pathology A for Massage Therapists

    Pathology A for Massage Therapists

    Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinosis Inflammation of the Achilles Tendon Acne Definition: Inflammation of the sebaceous gland ducts in the skin; bacterial infection. Causes: overactive sebaceous glands secreting too much oil leads to clogging of pores; may be genetic, hormonal related, over consumption of fatty foods, junk foods, and meat, nutritional deficiencies, using cosmetics, allergies, stress, liver toxicity, toxins

  • Pathology for Massage Therapists

    Pathology for Massage Therapists

    (alphabetical by disease, syndrome or problem) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U-Z Disclaimer: This information is provided as reference material only. A massage therapist is not legally allowed to diagnose disease, but should be able to recognize various symptoms and determine

  • The Body worker

    The Body worker

    Explorations in the Theory and Practice of Massage Therapy and Bodywork I have been practicing massage and bodywork for 17 years in Downtown Seattle. I graduated from Seattle Massage School (now Ashmead College) in 1988 and began a practice in a health club in 1989 in downtown Seattle. Since then I have built my practice



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