Massage therapy is a physically demanding profession, and each therapist strives to provide the very best service for his or her client. Choosing the correct massage table is a critical component to ensure a therapist's best work and to help avoid injury.
Curated from the 2013 AMTA presentation by Edward Mohr on Reducing Injury and Increasing Output With Proper Body Mechanics. Read the entire article here.
Massage Therapy - What you Knead to Know
Many people associate massage with vacations or spas and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—may help improve your health.
This article was written by NIH News in Health and was originally published in the July 2012 HIH News in Health Newsletter The original article can be found here.
Although trigger point therapy release techniques can benefit clients and ourselves, there is the risk that repetitive and precise pressure can, over time, cause us unintended injurywithout proper precautions. Even though we know not to use unnecessary force, we still may find ourselves with taut muscle bands in the soft tissue supporting the thumb, fingers, wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck that can lead to more serious or chronic injury.