What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Irritable bowel syndrome

The symptoms of IBS include al-

Massage is indicated for IBS with


(IBS) is a collection of signs

ternating bouts of constipation

caution against aggravating an


and symptoms related to a

and diarrhea, bloating or abdomi-

already hypersensitive GI tract.

(page 288)

functional problem of the

nal distension, and moderate to



digestive system. It is ag-

severe abdominal cramps that are



gravated by stress and diet.

relieved with defecation.



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