Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone that stimulates the metabolism. It may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or by localized nodules or infection. Symptoms may include sleeplessness, irritability, dry skin and hair, rapid heartbeat, weight loss and tremor.
Massage can be beneficial to those with hyperthyroidism and may temporarily ease some of the stress related symptoms. Massage is contraindicated in and around the anterior neck area.