What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Hives

Hives are an inflammatory

They can be small red spots or

Massage is systemically contrain-

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skin reaction to an allergen

large wheals that are warm to the

dicated in the acute stage and

 

or emotional stressor.

touch and itchy. They generally

locally contraindicated in the

 

 

subside within a few hours.

subacute stage of hives. By

 

 

 

bringing even more circulation

 

 

 

to the skin, massage would only

 

 

 

make a bad situation worse.

 

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