Is massage contraindicated for emphysema?

When we have a client with the following condition: emphysema

Signs and symptoms for emphysema

  • Symptoms of emphysema vary from mild to severe and include shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Cough, and difficulty breathing upon exertion (e.g., exercise)
  • Emphysema is a chronic (long lasting), progressive condition, which means the symptoms usually worsen over time
EMPHYSEMA contraindications In beauty therapy


Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the alveoli (air sacs in the lung).

In people with emphysema, the lung tissue involved in exchange of gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide) is impaired or destroyed.

Is emphysema contagious?
No, "emphysema" is NOT contagious!

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