What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Contractures are perma-

Contractures usually happen in

Massage is indicated for contrac-

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nently shortened muscles

flexion rather than extension. The

ture in which sensation is pres-


or muscle groups that are

muscles lose bulk and the tissue is

ent, although it may do little to


surrounded by thick, ton-

hard and unyielding.

reverse the process if it's gone


tracted fascia


too far. Massage can be a good




preventative measure for con-






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