What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Asthma

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

exhaling.

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

 

 

 

breathing.

 

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