What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an

MS has many symptoms, depend-

Massage is indicated in subacute


idiopathic disease that in-

ing on the.nature of the damage,

stages of MS, when the client is

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volves the destruction of

These can include fatigue, eye

in remission, rather than during


myelin sheaths around

pain, spasticity, tremors, and a

acute periods, when function is


both motor and sensory

progressive loss of vision, sensa-



neurons in the CNS.

tion, and motor control.



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