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Hives are caused by the body's reaction to an allergen or emotional stressor. The reaction can range from small spots to large itchy wheals which are warm to the touch. The reaction can last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks.


Small areas of a hives outbreak indicates a local contraindication. Larger areas may be a sign of a systemic problem and no massage should be given.

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