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Therapist Thursdays - Do your hands ever get tired?

Katey Kinghorn Dec 26, 2013

Many times, we've heard clients ask their therapists if their hands ever get tired. Oftentimes, massage therapists generally see up to 4 or 5 clients a day here at our studio. So, this weeks Therapist Thursday question asks just that... "do your hands ever get tired?"

Hannah M: My hands have never bothered me as a therapist. I am however going into my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and noticing my hands are beginning to swell. Through proper massage care, rest and stretching, I plan to keep my hands strong and healthy.

Danny P: Yes, sometimes my hands get fatigued, but I have a regimen of stretches and strength exercises that help to promote strength, endurance and flexibility.

Ana G: My hands don't get as tired as much as one might think. During my treatments I use alot of my forearms and elbows to give my hands a rest. That avoids my hands from getting tired. Also with every stroke and movement I make sure it comes from using my whole body. It's kind of like when someone says "put your back in to it." After a treatment I make sure to stretch out my hands as well as the rest of my body and keep hydrated. Self care is essential to a therapist in order to continue to treat and heal others.

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