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Main Community News Massage Practitioners Prevent Self Injuries With Their Own Treatment

Massage Practitioners Prevent Self Injuries With Their Own Treatment

Friday, July 27, 2012

After a jam-packed day of delivering treatment to patients, Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) may need the same type of care on their own bodies, particularly in the small muscles of their hands. The ligaments and bones that make up the hands and arms were not designed to endure intense and repetitive work for long periods of time, and one of the best ways to treat small-muscle injuries is with massage.

Typically, minor injuries happen when the body is stressed beyond its own limits. One of the most common causes of this stress is repetitive motion, which massage practitioners experience often, as they issue similar treatments to their patients on a daily basis. Tissue damage can begin to occur if these movements continue, especially when deeper pressure is added to sensitive areas such as the thumbs.

One helpful method that massage therapists can adopt is to develop an awareness of their own body characteristics, including age, past injuries, diet and physical activity. By understanding their own limits, workers can help protect themselves from injury before it occurs.

Ultimately, practitioners can envision themselves as athletes and keep their minds and bodies sound to prevent injuries and deliver the best care to their patients. Those who are interested in pursuing a career in this healthcare field can enroll in courses at Vancouver Career College through the Registered Massage Therapy program. To find out more information, fill out the form on the right.

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