As Massage Therapists, we may see anomalies on our client’s skin that they may not be aware of. It may be appropriate to inform them what we see, if you think it is something serious, suggest that they see their physician to have it checked out.
If something questionable is detected, educate the client how they may continue to assess themselves at home. After pointing out the mole (use a mirror if need be for hard to see areas, like the back), use the information listed below. Moles and melanoma do not appear similar. After assessing, if there is any concern, a physician should be consulted.
Observe different moles on different people, yourself included. Applying the about ABCDE’s of mole assessment, did you find anything suspicious?