What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Lyme Disease*

Lyme disease is an infection

Lyme disease has three stages.

Massage is systematically contra-


of several body systems,

Stage 1 appears as a skin rash

indicated in the acute stages of


brought about by exposure

and flu-like symptoms. Stage 2

this and any other types of sys-


to the spirochete Borrelia

involves one or more systems;

temic infections.


burgdorferi. It is transmit-

the nervous and circulatory sys-



ted by deer ticks.

tems are most frequently in-




volved. Stage 3 is chronic Lyme




disease, and can involve arthri-




tis and chronic neurologicai







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