What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


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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