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Use caution when working around these areas
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Endangerments (1)
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Endangerments (4)
Endangerments (5)
•       Anterior triangle of the neck
•       Posterior triangle of the neck
•       Axillary area
•       Medial epicondyle - medial elbow
•       Lateral epicondyle - lateral elbow
•       Cubital notch-posterior elbow
•       Antecubital fossa - anterior elbow
•       Area of the sternal notch and anterior throat
•       Umbilicus area
•       Twelfth rib dorsal body
•       Sciatic notch
•       Inguinal triangle
•       Popliteal fossa
•       Xiphoid process
•       Brachial region
•       Delto-pectoral triangle
•       Occipital area
•       Areas where nerves and blood vessels lie close to the skin and are not well protected
•       Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ) submandibular areas
•       Temporal and Forehead
•       Spine
•       Gluteal region
•       Lateral to navel
•       Kidney area
•       Eye balls
•       Eye socket
•       And others…


Massage Endangerment Areas and Structures

(Lymph nodes are located in many of these areas)

Occipital Area
("Foramen Magnum Area")
*Occiput (just under)

ENDANGERMENTS
*Occipital Artery
*Greater Occipital Nerve
*Lesser Occipital Nerve
*Left and right vertebral arteries (go through cervical transverse processes lateral to erector
spinae)

T12
T12 (Lateral to Erector Spinae)

ENDANGERMENT
Kidneys

Popliteal Fossa
*Biceps Femoris
*Semimembranosis
*Gastrocnemius

ENDANGERMENTS
*Popliteal Artery
*Popliteal Vein
*Tibial Nerve
*Common Peroneal Nerve

TMJ
*Condylar Process of Mandible
*Mandibular Notch of Temporal Bone

ENDANGERMENT
Trigeminal Nerve

Anterior Triangle
*SCM
*Mandible

ENDANGERMENTS
*Facial Artery
*Facial Vein
*Facial Nerve
*Sublingual/Submandibular/Parotid Glands
*Thyroid
*External Jugular Vein (over SCM)

Supraclavicular Triangle
("Posterior Triangle")
*SCM
*Clavicle
*Upper Trapezius

ENDANGERMENTS
*Accessory Nerve
*Subclavian Artery
*Subclavian Vein
*Brachial Plexus

Deltopectoral Triangle
*Anterior Deltoid
*Pectoralis Major

ENDANGERMENTS
*Brachial Plexus (C5-T2, goes under clavicle, through axilla)
*Axillary Artery
*Axillary Vein

Axilla
*Pectoralis Major
*Latissimus Dorsi

ENDANGERMENTS
*Axillary Artery
*Axillary Vein
*Axillary Nerve

Antecubital Fossa
*Brachioradialis
*Pronator Teres
*Bony part of Humeral Condyle

ENDANGERMENTS
*Brachial Artery
*Brachial Vein
*Medial Nerve
*Basilic Vein
*Cephalic Vein

Inguinal Region
("Femoral Triangle")
*Inguinal Ligament
*Sartorius
*Adductor Longus

ENDANGERMENTS
*Femoral Artery
*Femoral Vein
*Femoral Nerve
*Greater Saphenous Vein

Fibular Head
*Head of Fibula

ENDANGERMENT
Common Peroneal Nerve

Abdominal Aorta
*Abdominal Aorta (near navel, more left than right)

ENDANGERMENTS
*Abdominal Aorta
*Thoracic Duct

Things to be cautious of:
Pulse (There are many on the body)
Round lumps (Could be lymph nodes)

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