Before Giving a Massage, Warm Up to Avoid Injury
It doesn’t seem right for a massage therapist to be experiencing pain while treating other people…or worse yet, to be in so much pain that they can’t practice their chosen profession.
Unfortunately, we might know, or maybe have even been, that massage therapist.
One way to avoid injury is by making sure you’ve taken the time to do an appropriate warm-up, and incorporating self-care techniques throughout your week. Read more tips below.
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“Like athletes whose sport is their livelihood, massage therapists rely on high-performing bodies.
We might not be sprinting around or ducking any punches, but to do our job efficiently, enjoyably and without injury, we still need to think of our bodies as athletic tools and care for them accordingly before, during and after giving massage.
Integrating a warm-up, a cool-down, the principles of progressive loading and resetting your mechanics throughout the day will give you great return on investment.
If you want to do a physical job such as massage for the long term, you need to focus back in on yourself and start making self-care a habit, not a treat.”
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