What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Headaches are pain caused

Tension headaches may be bilateral

Massage is systemically contrain-

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by any number of sources,

and generally painful. Vascular

dicated for headache due to in-


muscular tension is the

headaches are often unilateral and

fection or CNS disturbance. Mas-


most common source of

have a distinctive "throbbing" pain

sage is indicated for vascular


pain; congestive headaches

from blood flow into the head.

headaches in the subacute


are less common; and

Headaches brought about by cen-

stage. Massage is indicated


headaches due to serious

tral nervous system disease are ex-

for tension headaches.


underlying pathology are

treme, severe, and prolonged. They



the rarest of all.

can have a sudden or gradual onset.



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