The most valuable tool skin care professionals have to perform their job is their hands and that is what makes a difference when helping clients to relax, relieve, and restore their energy. However, hands, wrists, and fingers (especially thumbs) often end up taking the most burden, which is why it’s important to use proper massage techniques to help prevent injuries.
On the other hand, good techniques are not always enough. Skin care professionals are often required to have back-to-back treatments causing their hands to become stiff, sore, and tired. In the end, they can suffer from repetitive stress injury (RSI).
However, there are some stretching and strengthening exercises that can be done between treatments or during a break to release the tension in the hands and prevent RSI. Here are a few good (and very effective) ones worth learning.
Nikos Kouremenos joined Raison d’Etre in 2013 as the spa director of one of the biggest worldwide Thalasso & Spa facilities in Soma Bay, Egypt, whilst also managing spa operations in the area. Having a 25-year career in top managerial positions in the health and fitness industry, Kouremenos has worked on a series of projects in the sector and completed studies, business plans, and staff training, while running his own consulting company. Since July 2015, Kouremenos has been the education and project manager of Raison d’Etre.