What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Postural

Postural deviations are

Extreme curvatures are visible to

Massage is indicated for all pos-

Deviations

overdeveloped thoracic

the naked eye, although x-rays

tural deviations as long as other

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or lumbar curves (kyphosis

are used to pinpoint the exact

underlying pathologies have

 

and lordosis) or an S-curve

places where the problems begin

been ruled out. Massage may or

 

or a C-curve in the spine

and end.

may not be able to reverse any

 

(scoliosis).

 

damage, but it can certainly pro-

 

 

 

vide relief for muscular stress.

 

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