What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Asthma is the result of

Asthma attacks are sporadic and in-

Massage is indicated for asthma

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spasmodic constriction of

volve coughing, wheezing, and dif-

as long as the individual is not in


bronchial smooth muscle

ficulty with breathing, especially

the throes of an attack. Between


tubes in combination with


episodes, massage can be useful


excess mucus production


to reduce stress and deal with


and mucosal edema.


some of the muscular problems




that accompany difficulty with






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