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It's all about posture..back to basics...


innersense
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For many years I have been in the massage industry. At first as an inexperienced graduate I worked for home.
In later years I rented a small room in a local hairdressers, I gained regular clients, some I still treat today, however business was slow and I felt the premises perhaps was not right for me.
Now I am in a beautiful building working along side like minded people, and business is booming!
Now then, this is where other things are changing..my posture for one! My work load has trebled and along with that my back is starting to suffer. I am fully aware of positioning, bending the knees whilst massaging and taking breaks in between clients.

I am currently seeing a McTimoney Chiropractor who has uncovered all kinds of minor problems with my back and neck. I do feel that these problems are arising from my work.

I spend a lot of time advising clients on how to improve their posture, ease aches and pains and I feel I need to be practising what I preach!

I am keen to hear how other therapist maintain their physical health.

Currently I am having regular back neck & shoulder massages, doing neck and shoulder exercises throughout the day everyday and obviously seeing my chiropractor. I am VERY aware of my posture when sitting, driving and in bed.

Things have improved however I am still getting headaches after a day of massaging.

Any advise greatly received.

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Jinx
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Hi Innersense

Good to see your business is doing well! I don't do many treatment now (too busy making soap!) but when I did full time on site then a Hatha yoga class twice a week helped keep the aches and pains under control.

Another useful thing for me was a "No Hands" course. Did the on site version and it offered alternatives to the moves putting most strain on the injury prone parts of my body. Have heard the regular courses are also good but maybe someone who has done one can comment.

Hope that helps

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Back to basics

Hi Jinx

Thanks for your reply..
I think yoga would be the way forward..I hadn't thought of that!

Due to the nature of my treatment I won't be able to do a no-hands massage unfortunately..as a Hydrotherm massage is conducted with my hands sliding between the clients back and the cushion.. (the clients lays on their back). I have however started to
Observe my feet and hip position while I am massaging..and I have to say I am twisting my body somewhat! 🙁

Thanks for your advise, much appreciated! 🙂

InnerSense

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Mtbw
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For many years I have been in the massage industry. At first as an inexperienced graduate I worked for home.
In later years I rented a small room in a local hairdressers, I gained regular clients, some I still treat today, however business was slow and I felt the premises perhaps was not right for me.
Now I am in a beautiful building working along side like minded people, and business is booming!
Now then, this is where other things are changing..my posture for one! My work load has trebled and along with that my back is starting to suffer. I am fully aware of positioning, bending the knees whilst massaging and taking breaks in between clients.

I am currently seeing a McTimoney Chiropractor who has uncovered all kinds of minor problems with my back and neck. I do feel that these problems are arising from my work.

I spend a lot of time advising clients on how to improve their posture, ease aches and pains and I feel I need to be practising what I preach!

I am keen to hear how other therapist maintain their physical health.

Currently I am having regular back neck & shoulder massages, doing neck and shoulder exercises throughout the day everyday and obviously seeing my chiropractor. I am VERY aware of my posture when sitting, driving and in bed.

Things have improved however I am still getting headaches after a day of massaging.

Any advise greatly received.

[url]InnerSense - Home[/url]

We have pretty phisical jobs.... and we also need cure.... I used to have a friend and we swap treatments once a week... but now he is away, moved to Europe, and I cannot find adequate partner for a swap

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