What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Edema

Edema is the retention of

Edematous tissue is puffy or

Massage is contraindicated for

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interstitial fluid either be-

boggy. It may be hot, if asso-

most edemas, particularly pitting

 

cause of electrolyte or pro-

ciated with local infection, or

edema, where the tissue does

 

tein imbalances or because

quite cool, if it is cut off from

not immediately spring back

 

of mechanical obstruction

local circulation.

from a touch. Indicated edemas

 

in the circulatory or lym-

 

include those due to subacute

 

phatic systems.

 

soft tissue injury or temporary

 

 

 

immobilization caused by some

 

 

 

factor that does not contraindi-

 

 

 

cate massage.

 

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