Topic : ergonomics

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Yoga Program Seeks to Relieve Techs’ Physical and Mental Stress

April 26, 2018  | Article

Nail tech Nicole Cox became obsessed with her ability to transform her state of being through yoga, which has benefited her personal life as well as her career.

Keywords: ergonomics   exercise   health   yoga  

Advice for Older Nail Techs

March 19, 2018  | Article

They say age is all in the mind, but for those of us who have celebrated a half-century or more, we know the body doesn’t always agree. How does a nail tech cope with the physical changes when the body starts complaining about getting older?

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working   older nail techs  

Healthy Tech: Senthia Rodriguez

February 27, 2018  | Article

A nail tech at collaborative co-op Stash House, Senthia Rodriguez  uses boxing and balance balls to improve her core strength as she envisions staying healthy throughout a long career in nails.

Keywords: Arizona   ergonomics   healthy nail tech   healthy working  

Are Dual-Use Setups Comfortable for Techs?

October 25, 2017  | Article

Dual-use setups that allow a client to receive a mani-pedi in the same chair are time-savers for clients. However, if not designed correctly, they can mean an aching back or neck for the tech.

Keywords: ergonomics   posture   service speed   time saving ideas  

10 Healthy Work Habits That Will Extend Your Career

February 23, 2016  | Article

It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you forget to take care of yourself, but healthy habits are an investment in your future. Post this list near your work station to remind yourself to practice self care.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   ergonomics   health   healthy working  

Inheritance

April 8, 2015  | Blog Post

Twenty-two years of doing nails takes a toll on the hands.

Keywords: clients   ergonomics  

Stay Fit While You Sit

March 1, 2015  | Article

The latest studies prove it: The more you sit, the less you’re fit. As a nail tech who sits most of the day, you might have come to see your job as a fitness foe. NAILS looks at the research on sitting and suggests ways you can get out of the chair to stand up for your health.

Keywords: chairs   ergonomics   exercise   health   healthy working  

A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 1, 2014  | Article

Nail techs are especially vulnerable to hand and wrist maladies, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. Educating yourself about its symptoms and causes can help you prevent, treat, or resolve an existing condition.    

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   health   healthy working  

Pampered Perch Patterned Perch

May 27, 2014  | Product

Pampered Perch is debuting five new prints for their wrist rests.

Keywords: ergonomics  

Whistle While You Work

February 21, 2014  | Article

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.

Keywords: customer service   ergonomics   healthy working   learning new techniques   Personal Trainer  

Laptop Stand Doubles as Mani Station

December 28, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: ergonomics   manicure tables  

Sitting Pretty

December 1, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: ergonomics   posture  

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  

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  

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  
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