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Outcomes Based Massage

Outcomes based massage is really a massage routine that is modified and adjusted to suit a particular person with particular needs, and with a desired outcome in mind. What this really means is that for any particular person with a condition/syndrome/illness, the massage is designed with a beneficial outcome for the particular person in mind. Massage can be of benefit for many different health conditions. I have compiled a list of Indications and contra-indications for massage , which you can also find on this site.

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Conditions that benefit from regular massage:

Click on the condition listed for more info (this section is still under construction, so is not yet complete).
Abortion:locally contraindicated in acute phase, but general massage can speed recovery.
Amytropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Anorexia (and other eating disorders)
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anxiety Disorders
Asthma (treatment between attacks)
Bell's Palsy
Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer (although regular breast massage is very effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer, massage for treatment of breast cancer does not involve massage of the breasts)
Breast massage
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulite treatment.
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Cancer
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
Colorectal Cancer
Post common cold.
Crohn's Disease (not in acute phase)
Diabetes (if the condition is well managed). This is a general, light massage.
Spinal Disc Disease
sports massage: testing the triceps. Craig Botha: I am a registered massage therapist in Kepmton Park. Dislocations and treatment of associated scar tissue and muscle spasms
Dupuytren's Disease (a disease involving thickening of fascial layers below the skin)
Eating disorders
Oesophageal Cancer
Female Impotence
Most fibroid Cancers
Fractures- Locally contraindicated, but work on the rest of the body can help speed recovery.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Tension Headaches
Shingles, in the post acute phase
Mild Hypertension
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune disease)
Hypoglycaemia: not in acute episode
Interstitial Cystitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Cancer: massage may help as a coping mechanism.
Lung Cancer: massage may help as a coping mechanism.
Lyme Disease: post acute phase.
Male Impotence
Mesothelioma (Cancer caused by asbestos)
Metabolic syndrome: depending on cardiovascular health.
Miscarriage: locally contraindicated in acute phase, but massage can speed recovery and help as a coping mechanism.
Multiple Sclerosis: in subacute phase.
back massage 6. Craig Botha: I am a registered massage therapist in Kepmton Park. Muscular Dystrophy
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Osgood-Schlatter Disease: in subacute phase.
Osteoarthritis: in subacute phase.
Osteporosis: gentle massage only.
Ovarian Cancer
Paget's Disease
Pancreatic Disease: as a comfort measure.
Parkinson's Disease
Pelvic Floor Pain, Incontinence & Lower Back Pain
Pes Planus and Pes Cavus
Piriformis syndrome & Lower Back Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Pneumonia: in sub-acute phase.
Post Polio Syndrome
Postural Deviations
Pregnancy for massage if there are no complications present
Reflex sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis: in sub-acute phase
Scar Tissue
Seizure disorders: not during a seizure.
Post septic arthritis
Post operative: locally contraindicated, but massage can help speed recovery.
Shin Splints
Sleep Disorders
Spasms and cramps
Sprains: in South Africa, this treatment falls into the scope of practice the physiotherapist, and generally not the massage therapist
Stomach cancer
Substance abuse
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Tenosynovitis: only in post acute phase
Testicular Cancer.
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Torticollis (unilateral neck spasm)
Trigger Points
Post Traumatic Brain Injury
Peptic Ulcers: though not local to the abdomen.
Whiplash: in post acute phase only.

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