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Originally founded in 1986, Custom Craftworks supports the vital work of professional manual therapists and educators in the massage therapy and holistic health fields by designing, building and sourcing the best-quality massage tables, chairs, equipment and accessories available. In 2009, the company was acquired by Pivotal Health Solutions based in Watertown, South Dakota.
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Gain a competitive edge with sports massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on September 03, 2020

 

Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 18, 2020

Curated from the article Massage Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain written by Dr. Anthony Odney, D.C. and published in Massage Today on March 3, 2020. 

Sciatic pain occurs when there is pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica generally affects only one side of the body and can range in severity from mild to severe. This painful condition can result in sudden and sharp pain, soreness, numbness and/or tingling, and some people may struggle with walking or standing due to the pain.

You've Gotta Have a Plan: Infection Control for Massage Therapists

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 23, 2020

Adapted from an Infection Control Practices webinar hosted by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and presented by Tim Carver, American Safety & Training, LLC (June 2020) 

The importance of infection prevention and control has never been more critical when it comes to protecting you, your staff and your clients. How will the massage and spa industries evolve and reform to re-open for business, and how can therapists provide the best services for clients while maintaining a safe environment?

Wash, Moisturize, Sanitize, Repeat

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 14, 2020

This article was curated from "Combatting Coronavirus: Dry cracked hands make first line of defense harder" by Jane Murcia and Sara Hogan, MD published on March 17, 2020.  Read the original article here. 

Is your skin dry skin from coronavirus hand washing? As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The World Health Organization (WHO) have advised, regular handwashing is the most effective way to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Massage 101: Back to the Basics

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 17, 2020

Curated from the article 12 Types of Massage: Which One is Right For You?  published June 20, 2018 and written by Emily Cronkleton of Healthline. Read the entire article here.

Stone Heaters vs. Crock Pots: How Do You Heat Your Massage Stones?

posted by Custom Craftworks on February 11, 2020

Work Smarter, Not Harder

posted by Custom Craftworks on February 04, 2020

Curated from the 2013 AMTA presentation by Edward Mohr on Reducing Injury and Increasing Output With Proper Body Mechanics. Read the entire article here.

How to Choose the Best Face Rest

posted by Custom Craftworks on January 31, 2020

When choosing a massage table, one of the most important accessories to consider is the head rest and face cushion. Custom Craftworks offers numerous massage therapy accessories to help each therapist extend his or her technique and upgrade the customer experience. Our face rests are no exception. We offer many face rests that are compatible with many of our tables.

Which Custom Craftworks face rest is best for you?  

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There are generally three types of massage tables including those designed for a head rest attachment separate from the table, tables that have a face hole built into the table, and those with neither. Keep in mind that head rests from one massage table manufacturer do not necessarily fit in the head rest holes on a different table. Some do, and some don't so it's important to do some research to see which head rests may be interchangeable.

To ensure proper fit, measure the distance from the center of the left face rest hole to the center of the right face rest hole located at the head of your massage table.

Matting Matters: Q & A with Smart Step Wellness Mats

posted by Custom Craftworks on January 28, 2020

Anti-fatigue floor mats promote employee wellness and workplace safety by proficiently reducing stress, strain and improving circulation, all while minimizing joint, limb and muscle aches. The use of high quality, ergonomically sound anti-fatigue mats is a crucial link in reducing pain related to standing long hours at work. 

Standing Safe

posted by Custom Craftworks on December 10, 2019

The human body is designed to move. Unfortunately, in today's workplace environment most people have either sedentary jobs, or jobs that require long hours of continuous standing. Office jobs that require sitting at a desk for eight or more hours per day is generally considered unhealthy. Although standing can be a healthier alternative to continuous sitting, prolonged standing can place excess strain on the back, legs and feet. This blog will discuss the benefits of using anti-fatigue mats to lessen the strain.