What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Scleroderma is a chronic

The many possible signs and

Scleroderma can be appropriate


condition without a known

symptoms of scleroderma include

for massage, under a doctor's


cause. It involves general fi-

Raynaud's phenomenon, skin ul-

supervision, if the skin is healthy


brosis and vascular abnor-

cers, scaling, and itching, as well

and sensation is normal.


malities. It can be a mild,

as joint stiffness, neuropathy, and



lifelong condition, or may

fascial pain.



be severe enough to cause




death within a few months.




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