What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a nonconta-

Psoriasis occurs in pink or reddish

Massage is locally contra-

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gious, nonspreading

patches, sometimes with a silvery

indicated in the acute stage of

 

chronic skin disease with

scale on top. It occurs most fre-

psoriasis, because the extra

 

occasional acute episodes.

quently on elbows and knees, but

stimulation and circulation

 

 

it can also be found on the trunk

massage provides can make a

 

 

or scalp.

bad situation worse. But in

 

 

 

subacute stages, as long as

 

 

 

the skin is intact, massage is a

 

 

 

good idea.

 

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