What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Acromegaly*

Acromegaly is an endocrine

Acromegaly is recognized by ab-

Acromegaly is frequently caused

 

disorder in which too much

normal growth rates In certain ar-

by pituitary tumors. If the client

 

pituitary growth hormone

eas, specifically the skull, hands,

has been cleared for massage by

 

is available to tissues in indi-

and feet.

his or her doctor, conservative

 

viduals post-puberty.

 

massage may be appropriate, as

 

 

 

long as the bones and circula-

 

 

 

tory system are basically healthy.

 

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