Body Massage L3

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  • Created on: 12-01-18 11:44
What can cause Repetitive Strain Injury?
Poor therapist posture
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What does RSI stand for?
Repetitive Strain Injury
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How can therapists prevent personal injuries?
1. Stride Stance 2. Walk Stance 3. Good Posture
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What are the symptoms of RSI?
Pain, tingling and weakness in the wrist and fingers
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How can you prevent RSI from occuring?
Perform mobilising and stretching exercises for your hands and wrists prior to massage. Take regular breaks and use correct posture. Stretch the muscles of your back, shoulders and arms.
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What is Stride stance?
Keep the back straight and bend your knees. Used when working across the body.
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What is Walk stance?
Place one foot in front of the other and use a rocking motion whilst moving along the body. Used when working along the body.
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What is Good posture?
Keep your back straight, shoulders pushed back do not over stretch, do not hyper extend the knees and keep your weight as evenly balanced.
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What factors are important in preparation of the work area?
Heating and ventilation. Ambiance and subtle lighting. Clean hygienic area. Clear shower and toilet facilities for after.
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How do you run a cost effective business?
Minimise waste. Be cost effective with your time. Charge an appropriate price for the treatment.
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Why is a record card important?
To record contra-actions and contra-indications. To record client details and health history.
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What equipment do you need for body massage?
Oils, Blankets, Towels, Bed roll, Cotton wool, Tissues, Bolsters.
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Why is the therapists posture important?
So you don't tire and provide an inadequate massage.
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What can poor posture cause?
Aches and pains. The treatment will be more difficult to perform. You will tire more easily. You become easily irritated. Usually the massage is less effective. You may develop Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
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