What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Raynaud's Syndrome is de-

Affected areas will often go

Massage is indicated for


fined by episodes of vaso-

through marked color changes of

Raynaud's syndrome that is

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spasm of the arterioles,

white, or ashy gray for dark-

not associated with underlying


usually in fingers and toes,

skinned people, to blue to red.

pathology. Otherwise, follow the


but occasionally in the

Attacks can last for less than a

guidelines for the precipitating


nose, ears, lips, and tongue.

minute or several hours. Numb-




ness and/or tingling may accom-




pany attacks and recovery



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