What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Hypertension

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

 

pressure.

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-

 

 

 

proval.

 

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