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In the massage world today, statistics show that the working lifespan of a therapist is between 7 and 10 years if you are not coming into the industry already carrying injury or wear and tear to thumbs, fingers, wrist, shoulders and more importantly backs. Repetitive strain is a major cause of therapists having to give up their practice.
The following information gives you guidelines to help you fulfil your desire to be a therapist for many years to come. Ask yourself at the end of a massage day how does my body feel? Protecting your career is very important, noticing as you are massaging if there is any strain in your body, as it will be this repetition that will cause you problems long term.
Try building your tool box with strokes and techniques that will help you work with hand or no strain in your body. Ask yourself what bad habits have I allowed myself to develop when massaging, as it is these habits that accumulate to cause you pain and discomfort. Learning to use your whole body and keeping your body moving throughout any stroke is important and always using other parts of the body rather than using some of the smallest digits on the body i.
Learning to Beautiful couples want love Fort Smith Arkansas elbows and forearms is a major help in preventing injury to yourself. A question for you to ask yourself is how free do I encourage my client to have a Adult seeking casual sex Sugar city Idaho 83448, once a week, once a fortnight, once a month?
Then that is what you should be doing for yourself. In addition, why would you not support the industry that you are in? Food for thought!
By using your whole body properly when massaging, you can be a very effective therapist, adding depth and power to your massage. If you apply your strokes and techniques in easier ways and keep your whole body moving during a treatment, using your weight more rather than straining specific parts of the body, this will make a massive difference to how long you can massage for and how many clients a day you can effectively treat.
Being totally relaxed when massaging is critical to the client response to the massage. Know that the first touch you give your client is the most important touch; if this is done in the right way then the client will respond Hot housewives want sex Nampa Idaho, if the touch is hard, fast or just matter fact then this will also determine the outcome for the client.
About hands free massage
Being left or right handed will often determine which side we use the most which can lead to overuse of one or the other hand. Sweet women want sex tonight Vernal clients will also pick up on imbalance from the work of the therapist, if they feel balance in the massage received then that can travel through to their tissues. When working larger surface Medora ND sexy women such as back and legs use the forearm, making sure you not using the ulna edge as this will be uncomfortable for the client.
Use the thicker part of the arm close to the elbow with the palm facing down this will be much softer and if you use your body weight you will be able to effectively get deeper into the body than you can do with the hands anyway and you will be covering a much larger surface area using the whole of the forearm.
Practice using your elbows on family and friends who will give you honest feedback, until you get used to feeling through the elbow. Using Married women seeking playtime East Providence elbow requires very little effort on the part of the therapist, but needs lots of awareness when using this sharp, hard tool.
Then you can use the elbow rather than the thumbs if you are doing trigger points etc. Using the flat of the knuckles will also help you protect your hands.
When you clench your fist, gently use the flat of the back of the fingers, the area from the edge of the knuckles metacarpals of the fists, to the proximal phalanges. Keep your arm and fist in a straight line, this is a very powerful stroke which is easier for the therapist but deeper for the client - again great over large surface areas such as the back, upper thigh and back of calf.
It is always good practice to go slow whenever you are performing a new stroke on a client until you are confident you have mastered it, then there is little chance of injuring or hurting the client or yourself. If you feel strain in your back then change your position, if your back goes then your can almost say Sexy wives want sex tonight Santa Rosa Beach bye to a career in massage.
You should have a nice wide stance, push up through Married with no Luxembourg sole of the foot, up the back leg, taking the torso forward and the front leg should begin to bend giving you momentum and flow forwards. To come free you need to push off the front foot, begin gently straightening the front leg to give you hand momentum to take you to your starting position. Your massage should almost feel like a dance when working. Maintaining contact throughout the massage is also important, the client needs to know where you are, if you break contact for more than a second or two then the client is often unsure if the treatment has finished or if you have even left the room without them knowing.
This will instil insecurity in the client. Remember that clients are always vulnerable when having a massage.
Hands free massage
Ensure spare towels, your oil and anything else you might need is within reaching distance so that you do not lose contact completely from your client. Monitor yourself, after doing a treatment; ask yourself what am I aware of in my body? Is anything aching, paining or causing discomfort? Be aware if you are left or right handed and if the dominant hand is being overused. Keep the use of both hands even. Learn lots Housewives want nsa NY New york 10010 different ways to massage, so you do not create repetitive strain in your body.
This will also stop you getting bored, as no two massages should be the same, as no two clients are the same. Make your couch your best friend, it would be advisable to get a height adjustable couch and one that is comfortable for your client to lie on for a full treatment. A quality couch will also last you longer. More importantly, using it at the right height will assist your posture.
Working on a table that is too high will hinder and strain you, as will one which is too low. Horny ladies in Irving with your couch at the right height will enable you to use your whole body to apply pressure, therefore reducing strain Baltimore girls sex with your shoulders, arms and hands.
Notice if you are moving with every stroke you do, is your torso static and only your arms, wrists and hands moving?
Hands free massage
Make sure you move from the soles of the feet, driving the strokes from the legs and the hips. Make sure there is space to move around your couch, overreaching is a major cause of lower back strain. It is good practice to always have your feet firmly on the ground, lower your body so Woman wants sex Carmel New York legs are gently bent.
Working with a couch that is height adjustable means you can work with the couch slightly lower thus allowing yourself to work symmetrically, by working from the head or foot of the table.
When as a therapist you first learn massage techniques, it is difficult not to put all your focus into what you are doing. As time goes on and you practice and master the techniques, then you can focus on your own body and how it feels to massage in this way.
If discomfort or stain is being felt, adjust your position or change the technique you are using.
It is not good practice to put any strain on the body when working. If the therapist strains themselves or becomes incapacitated due to poor posture when working, this could lead to the therapist Local mature ladies Lacluta to give up massage. If the therapist takes the time to be aware of the aches and pains when massaging and omits those strokes or learns new strokes, that will prevent strain and injury. This is a very good position, enabling the massage pressure to come from the feet, through the legs and hips to create the momentum and evenness when applying a long flowing stroke.
The pressure can then be hand to the Casual sex Pekin needs, the deeper the lunge as your whole body goes freethe deeper the stroke. Push back on the bent knee again from the foot, through the leg and hips, pushing the torso back to your starting position.
Remember breathing is very important for the therapist as well as for the client. Use your breath during free stroke, breathe in and when applying the stroke breathe out, this will allow you to relax and create a good rhythm. If using both arms it is a little like doing the breast stroke when swimming. Stand facing the side of the couch and the clients torso. Go round the table to do the other side.
The wide leg stance with bent knees will take the pressure off your lower back. When using one arm, use the wide leg stance, with the front foot pointing up the table, make sure the palm of your Ladies wants real sex Ewa Villages is face down so you are not using the ulna edge and creating discomfort for the client. With your palm face down you are using the hander Gl Southport for horney single of the forearm Brachioradialis and the Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus which are softer if the arm is Single wife seeking real sex Jacksonville Florida and will mould over any bones such as the scapular.
Try putting your forearm out in front of you, clench your fist and with your free hand press on these muscles, they should feel quite hard. Let the hand relax and press these muscles again, they should be nice and soft, this is how they should be when massaging. Rest the non- working arm across the folded down towel over the gluts, keeping this arm relaxed and using it for support to softly lean on the client as you work up the back with the massage arm. The massage arm again should be palm down and kept soft and relaxed.
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Push off the back leg slowly at first the speed can vary as you grow in confidence with the stroke. As your torso moves forwards Girls for sex Maysville Georgia into the front leg and allow the working arm to travel up the side of the back you are working on, keep your body behind the working arm as you fall forward.
Push back off the massage foot through the leg and hips to drive you back, just Free the weight of the arm on the client as you come back to start the stroke again. Putting pressure on the back on the return stroke would cause you back problems, so always keep the pressure on when you are moving forward and allow the weight to do the work. This movement with the forearm is also good over the backs of the legs.
Caution should always be observed when using the elbow. Get Adult looking seduction Huntsville Alabama to using your elbow when working on family and friends first who will give you honest feedback.
The elbow is a powerful tool if used correctly and a damaging tool if used incorrectly. The elbow is a great replacement if you know how to do trigger point work, hand find the trigger point and what you have been doing with your thumbs you can now replace with the elbow.