What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Parkinson's disease is a de-

Early symptoms of Parkinson's in-

Massage is indicated for


generative disease of the

clude general stiffness and fa-

Parkinson's disease, under a

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substantia nigra cells in the

tigue; resting tremor of the hand,

doctor's supervision. Care must


brain. These cells produce

foot, or head; stiffness; and poor

be taken for the physical safety


the neurotransmitter do-

balance. Later symptoms include

of these clients, who cannot


pamine, which helps the

a shuffling gait, a "mask-like" ap-

move freely or smoothly.


basal ganglia to maintain

pearance to the face, and a mono-



balance, posture, and co-

tone voice,







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