Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathology Complementary Therapists by Francesca Gould

By Francesca Gould

This booklet is essentially aimed toward scholars on point 2 and three attractiveness remedy and complementary treatment classes and fits the QCF specification. it really is compatible for a person taking a certified attractiveness, complementary or activities path with awarding our bodies corresponding to VTCT, ITEC, urban & Guilds, CIDESCO, and CIBTAC qualifications.

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A fatty substance called . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is secreted on to the skin’s surface. ● Vitamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . production is stimulated by the penetration of UV rays through the skin. 7 Massage can be beneficial to the skin 36 Some ageing of the skin occurs naturally over time, but premature ageing can occur because of various factors, including a person’s genetic make-up, environmental factors (perhaps working outside in all weathers), inadequate diet, smoking or ill health.

Granular layer (stratum granulosum) The granular layer contains cells that have a granular appearance. As the cells die, they fill with tiny granules called keratohyalin granules and so keratinisation (hardening of cells) begins to take place. This layer consists of living and dead cells. The keratin in this layer helps to prevent water loss from the skin. 4 Prickle cell layer (stratum spinosum) In the prickle cell layer, the cells are living. The cells interlock by arm-like fine threads, which give the cells a prickly appearance.

Histamine causes the blood vessels to dilate (widen) and become more permeable (leaky), so that fluid seeps out into the skin. This leads to inflammation, reddening and irritation of the skin. Extra blood is brought to the skin to help repair the tissues. Despite being the cause of unpleasant symptoms, the main function of histamine is to protect the body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. 32 Neutral Alkaline Protective acid mantel of the skin (approx. 5 pH scale and pH level of the skin 4 Sensory nerve endings are found all over the body but are particularly numerous on the fingertips and lips.

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