What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Psoriasis is a nonconta-

Psoriasis occurs in pink or reddish

Massage is locally contra-

(page 26)

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.


Back to the overview