What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Inflammation is a protective

The signs of inflammation are

Massage is contraindicated for

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device in response to injury

redness, pain, swelling, heat, and

acute inflammation, but may be


or infection. It involves lo-

loss of function.

appropriate for subacute situa-


calized swelling and chemi-


tions, depending on the caus-


cal reactions to isolate the


ative factors,


area and to resolve the




damage through immune








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