Massage: Burns, Scars, & Decubiti

PART 5 OUT 5: This article discusses skin injuries of burns, scarring, and decubitus ulcers starting with a description of the condition and following up with massage considerations and a look at evidence-based practice. Please check previous blogs for bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections, and inflammatory infections. Advertisements

Massage & Inflammatory Skin Conditions

PART 4 OF 5: Inflammatory skin infections are common dermatologic conditions. Causes range from allergies, contact with various agents, autoimmunity, and aging. Some conditions are chronic while others are episodic. Pathologies featured in this article include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and scleroderma.

Massage & Viral Skin Infections

PART 3 OF 5: There are many viral skin infections that range from mild to the severe. Some viral skin infections affect just the skin and others are associated with systemic diseases.  This article features massage modifications for viral skin infections including cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, and warts.

Massage & Fungal Skin Infections

PART 2 OF 5: Fungal skin infections are caused by dermatophytes called tinea, which thrive on keratin found in skin. This article features massage modification for fungal skin infections including ringworm, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and jock itch. Bonus material included is how to disinfect contaminated linens.

Massage & Bacterial Skin Infections

PART 1 OF 5: Dermatologic pathologies are featured in a 5-part series grouped by causative factors such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, skin injuries, and inflammation. This article focuses on massage modifications for bacterial skin infections including MRSA, acne, folliculitis, impetigo, boils, and cellulitis. Read on!

Massage & Treatment Planning: PPALM

Treatment planning is the documented process of developing a client’s treatment or course of treatment. The resultant treatment plan consists of strategies the therapist will use to resolve issues and address goals identified by the client. The plan also takes into account the therapist’s training, experience, and scope of practice. A well-designed treatment plan will […]

Geriatric Massage: Research Report

As the number of elderly persons within the general population grows, so does the number of research studies investigating the effects of massage therapy on senior citizens. Aging, the process of growing older, is both universal and unique to each person. The average life expectancy in the United States is currently 78.8 years. Learn about how […]