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Position Hands Properly

June 17, 2013  | Article

The Pampered Perch hand and foot support was developed by nail tech Theresa Cantu to hold clients’ hands and feet in position while she worked on their manicures and pedicures free from back, neck, and arm stress.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   ganglion cysts  

Personal Trainer: Shoulder Pain

June 1, 2013  | Article

Shoulder pain is a common complaint among techs due to the nature of our posture: In a typical day, we can spend hours hunched over a desk or a pedi tub.

Keywords: Personal Trainer  

Personal Trainer: Wrist Tendonitis

April 30, 2013  | Article

Any time you see “itis” attached to a word, you know it means “inflamed” or “swollen.” Wrist tendonitis, then, is the inflammation of the tendons in the wrist. Though painful and potentially restrictive, tendonitis is reversible with adequate commitment to treatment and time.

Keywords: Personal Trainer  

The Right Stuff: Organized Sanitary Trays

April 14, 2013  | Article

Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., bowls clients over with her sanitation-conscious procedures — not to mention her organizational abilities.

Keywords: organizing supplies   salon sanitation  

Pampered Perch Ergonomic Arm and Foot Rest

March 26, 2013  | Product

The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics  

Personal Trainer: Neck Pain

March 20, 2013  | Article

While the strain on the neck may be an unavoidable drawback to the job, neck pain doesn’t need to be.

Keywords: healthy working   Personal Trainer  

Waterless Hand-Washing for Sensitive Skin

March 14, 2013  | Article

Ultronics’ Ultracare for Hands is an alcohol-free, waterless antiseptic handwash that is non-drying and non-irritating for sensitive hands.

Keywords: handwashing   Ultronics  

Personal Trainer: Lower Back and Hip Pain

March 1, 2013  | Article

Due to long hours in a seated position, often straining forward or at a twisted angle, it’s likely you will suffer lower back pain at some point in your nail career.

Keywords: back pain   Personal Trainer  

Nail Down Habits to Beat Work-Related Stress

February 28, 2013  | Article

Though it’s no laughing matter, when you are ready to pull your hair out and run screaming from the salon, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Take this quick quiz to find new ways to deal with day-to-day stressors in the salon.   

Keywords: quiz   stress   stress relief  

Podiatrist-Owned CleanSpa Sets a Shining Example

February 22, 2013  | Article

CleanSpa is a partnership of a podiatrist and nail technicians in a new spa setting — the foot spa. Here, nail technicians have the opportunity to perform pedicures for people who not only need their services, but appreciate their special expertise.   

Keywords: podiatrists   salon profiles   salon sanitation  

Fancy Footrest Is Ergonomic

February 19, 2013  | Article

The new Gulfstream footrest is ergonomically designed with contoured footrest pads and an adjustable center pad to gently elevate the client’s feet, creating ease for both the technician and client.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   Gulfstream Plastics   pedicure equipment  

San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

February 19, 2013  | Article

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

Keywords: chemical safety   product safety   working safely  

You Are Now Entering the Breathing Zone: Salon Ventilation Guide

February 6, 2013  | Article

The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to how the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection. Get ready to breathe easy.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   Air Impurities Removal Systems   Alfalfa Nail Supply   Americanails   Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives  

Personal Trainer: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

January 22, 2013  | Article

Addressed early, there are at-home prevention and management techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome, though in certain cases, surgery may be needed.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   Personal Trainer  

Learn to Be a Podiatric Assistant

January 19, 2013  | Article

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), a medical specialty society affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association, recently began  partnering with Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online training system, to offer a comprehensive training and certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.

Keywords: medispa services   podiatrists  

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