February 21, 2014
Here’s a compilation of physical and mental activities — everything from stretching to rewiring — that can change your outlook and help you see that morning or midday cup of coffee as half full.
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December 28, 2013
Nail tech and hairstylist Melissa Thun of Studio Four in North Bend, Ore., found ergonomic ease on Amazon in the form of a Windsor laptop table she uses to perform manicures.
December 1, 2013
The demands of the job put nail techs at risk of developing chronic pain in their shoulders and back. Learn how proper posture can combat the risk by reducing muscle strain and fatigue.
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June 17, 2013
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.
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March 26, 2013
The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.
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February 19, 2013
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.
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December 5, 2012
Success came at a price for nail tech Carrie Bomar. After spending countless hours each day looking down at clients’ hands, her neck began to hurt, a result of the posture most nail technicians assume.
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November 20, 2012
A product adhering to standards of Underwriters Laboratories, an independent, non-profit testing laboratory organized for the purpose of investigating products and materials with respect to hazards affecting life and property.
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November 20, 2012
A federal organization whose responsibility it is to ensure safe working conditions for employees.
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November 19, 2012
The fastest-growing type of occupation-related injury involving inflammation of tissues; can cause painful and crippling illness that may be permanent if not treated properly.
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November 19, 2012
Adverse health effects caused by repeated or prolonged exposure occurring over a period of time greater than three months.
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October 29, 2012
Westmond Salon designs has come out with a new manicure table by Collins that is ergonomically designed to be functional as well as comfortable for nail techs and clients.
June 27, 2012
According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.
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November 18, 2011
The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.
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October 4, 2011
Achy shoulders, numb thumbs, sore muscles, and persistent exhaustion. Sometimes aches and pain seem like an unavoidable by-product of doing nails. One nail tech disagrees.
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