Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2013

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best practices Business side | Q & art | table lessons | savvy self-care Practice Without Pain By Gloria Coppola The question isn't "Where do you hurt?" It's "Why do you hurt?" Occupational hazards can strike us all. Even if we are taught proper body mechanics, if we don't apply them to our work, we are setting ourselves up for a career with discomfort or pain. As a continuing education provider and former massage school owner, I have spent countless hours helping students correctly perform massage. Unfortunately, I have also spent countless hours helping professional massage therapists correct improper body mechanics and technique application. Following are a few preventive tips. See what benefits await you. 39

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