Full Body Assessment

Although a massage therapist cannot diagnose, they can however, perform assessments of a client’s current condition. “Assessment” can be defined as “an appraisal or evaluation of a client’s condition, which comes from client history, subjective information, and objective findings”. Basically, an assessment deals with finding then “signs” and “symptoms” of a client’s current condition. Signs can be seen, heard, measured or felt by a therapist. Examples of signs include redness, swelling, and bruises. Unlike signs, symptom can only be recognized and reported by the client. Examples include numbness, weakness, and pain.