From the moment the client entered our office, and until his departure, we must carefully monitor him. Full immersion in the process of examining the client and a thorough analysis of all the “prompts” available to your senses, left by the client’s body and body, can provide boundless amounts of information that will help you choose the most effective technique for this particular case and develop a treatment strategy. The result will be healthy and satisfied customers!
Of course, we are all used to relying on our eyesight – with our own eyes we can see the client’s gait, his posture, movements, mental and emotional state. But this is only the beginning. Each massage therapist Continue reading
Finger Mobility Tests
A person’s finger has three joints, and normally each of these joints should have a full range of motion, and reaching the extreme points of these ranges should not cause pain. However, joint pain is a common problem, not only among our clients, but also ourselves – massage therapists and manual therapists.
Today I will tell you about a couple of simple tests that will help you make the right diagnosis for a client who comes with complaints of pain in the hands. To get started, try all the tests I have proposed on yourself – this is a great way to feel these movements yourself and understand what strength and pressure should be Continue reading
In my seminars on orthopedics and massage, which I hold around the world, I always put emphasis on the importance of taking care of one’s own health in the life of a massage therapist. After all, attention to yourself is the key to a long career and the absence of professional injuries. I recommend to all my students to stretch during the working day and strengthen muscles, doing sports in their free time – only this way of life will allow you to approach your work with clients as efficiently as possible.
I myself realized the value of taking care of myself three years ago. Unfortunately, I came to this through pain – I developed the syndrome of the upper chest aperture, and the pain was so strong that it was Continue reading