rmal Imaging Depicting Circulation and Muscle Relaxation
This subject has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Times of imaging shown under each diagram. The massage session began at 1:20 p.m. and was completed at 1:32 p.m. Following this 12-minute session, the subject's body was allowed 40+ minutes to cool.
PRIOR TO Spabed
Subject shows poor circulation in torso and upper extremities. Circled are extremely tight cervical muscles.
POST Spabed TREATMENT 2:19 p.m.
This image was taken 47 minutes after Spabed session was completed. Circulation in torso dramatically increased. Circulation in
upper extremities also increased. Muscles throughout upper torso have increased blood flow and have relaxed. Subject should also have increased range of motion. Optimum time for subject to receive therapy or an adjustment.
This image was taken 2 hours and 27 minutes after Spabed session 3:59 p.m.
was completed. Circulation in torso and upper extremities shows little dissipation over previous image. Muscles throughout upper torso have continued increased blood flow and remain relaxed. Body has had little physiological change over previous image. Body is maintaining increased range of motion. Excellent time for subject to receive therapy or an adjustment.
This image was taken 4 hours and 13 minutes after Spabed session was completed. Circulation in torso and upper extremities shows some dissipation over previous image, though circulation is still at a high level. Body is maintaining increased range of motion. Body is still able to receive 5:45 p.m. therapy or an adjustment.
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