What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Hypertension is the techni-

High blood pressure has no de-

For borderline or mild high blood

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cal term for high blood

pendable symptoms. The only

pressure, massage may be useful



way to identify it is by taking sev-

as a tool to control stress and in-



eral blood pressure measure-

crease general health, but other



ments over time.

pathologies related to kidney or




cardiovascular disease must be




ruled out. High blood pressure




that requires medication usually




contraindicates circulatory




massage, but under some cir-




cumstances, massage may be ap-




propriate with a doctor's ap-






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