What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


A stroke is damage to brain

The symptoms of stroke are paral-

Massage may be indicated dur-

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tissue caused by either a

ysis and/or numbness on one

ing recovery from a stroke, but


clot lodged to block blood

side, blurry or diminished vision,

only with medical clearance,


flow to brain tissue or an

asymmetrically dilated pupils,

since this problem is usually


internal hemorrhage.

dizziness, difficulty in speaking or

associated with cardiovascular



understanding simple sentences,




sudden extreme headache, and




possibly loss of consciousness.



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