What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


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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