Undoubtedly you have had, or will have, clients who suffer from asthma — and it’s good to know that as a therapist you can help relieve some of the stress they experience.
Asthma affects millions of American adults and children, and the number of cases grows each year. According to American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there are currently 26 million Americans with asthma.
Asthma strikes more children than adults, and more women suffer from asthma than men. Over ten million doctor visits occur annual, and asthma is responsible for over a million emergency room visits each year.
While doctors don’t know exactly what causes asthma, it can be triggered by allergens including pollen, animal dander, smoke, chemical odors, or extreme weather. It’s often hereditary.
Check out the brief video on medical massage for asthma from the MedicalMassage-Edu channel on YouTube, and then read their blog on treatment for asthma sufferers.
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“Recently I have received an FB message “medical massage VS. bronchial asthma ???”
Short and to the point. Isn’t it? LOL. Yes, indeed. There is a significant room for a medical massage when managing bronchial asthma.
Bronchial asthma and bronchitis are very common disorders of the respiratory system. Various factors can cause bronchitis and asthma – viral infections, allergic reactions, etc. Massage therapy and bronchial drainage can play an important role in the treatment and management of the aforementioned disorders.”