As a massage therapist, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your client.
Regardless of what industry you are working in, being a massage therapist can sometimes impact your mind and body. It is important to take care of yourself in order to be able to properly heal your clients. Incorporating self-care into your day will not only allow you to provide the best massage for your clients, but also help elongate your career in a healthy manner.
Our programs in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health are both designed to prepare our students to become long-lasting, successful healers in their industry. Each of our massage therapy courses gives students the tools to perform powerful healing techniques that also support their ability to remain relaxed and open during work.
After long hours of healing others, take a step back to take care of yourself with these tips:
Meditation is one of the most beneficial ways to improve focus and reduce built up stress. In the middle of a long day healing others, take as little as ten minutes to yourself to meditate and regroup. With a clear mind, we are able to be in a better mood and provide a relaxing and valuable massage to the client.
Use Proper Form
Massage therapy is an occupation that requires you to be on your feet with constant movement throughout the session. Recognizing the correct form with each massage technique will save you from pain down the road. Every course in massage therapy at Healing Hands ensures that the correct body mechanics and form is used throughout the entire massage.
Because massage therapists are consistently exerting energy from their body when performing massages, they must treat their job as an exercise. Stretching is extremely important to keep your body from cramping or pulling muscles. Taking a few minutes in between sessions to stretch will make a significant difference and help you have full mobility.
Mix It Up
Just like sitting at a desk all day is not beneficial for one’s posture, executing the same massage over and over again can be just as detrimental to your body. Every once in a while, change up your approach and techniques within your session to avoid straining your joints and muscles.
Implementing a useful self-care routine will equip you to provide your clients with the best massage possible. It is important that massage therapists implement the advice we give to our clients about taking precious care of our mind, body and soul.
Learn more about how you can become a massage therapist with our community of healers in Escondido, Laguna Hills, or Kearny Mesa.