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5 Quick Body Mechanics Tips

August 13, 2010

Here are a few tips to help keep your posture correct while performing massages:

  1. Align your body behind your working hands. To do this, be sure that your hips are always facing directly towards your hands.
  2. Lean into your strokes instead of bending at the waist. Regulate your pressure by how much you lean your entire body toward the table.
  3. Do not bend at the waist and lower back. Move your body in the direction of your strokes instead of turning or twisting at the waist.
  4. Do not try to apply firm pressure while reaching over the massage table. You will end up straining your back and shoulders. Instead, change positions around the table.
  5. Use a rolling chair to work on your client’s neck when they are in the supine position. This will allow you to work in those small cervical areas without compromising your posture.
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