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