What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Burns

Burns are caused by dam-

First-degree burns involve mild in-

Massage is locally contraindi-

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age to the skin that causes

flammation. Second-degree burns

cated for all burns (except,

 

the cells to die They can be

include blistering and damage at

perhaps, mild sunburns) in the

 

caused by fire, overexpo-

the deeper levels of the epider-

acute stage. In the subacute

 

sure to the sun, dry heat,

mis. Third-degree burns penetrate

and postacute stages, massage

 

wet heat, electricity radia-

the dermis itself and will often

may be performed around the

 

tion, extreme cold, and

show white or black charred

damaged area within pain toler-

 

toxic chemicals.

edges. In the postacute stage, se-

ance of the client.

 

 

rious burns will often develop

 

 

 

shrunken, contracted scar tissue

 

 

 

over the area of affected skin.

 

 

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