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.
Keywords: electric filing techniques ergonomics
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.
Keywords: ergonomics NMC posture working safely work-related injuries
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.
Keywords: ergonomics exercise
April 4, 2011
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes pain, numbness, and muscular weakness in the thumb, index, and middle fingers, caused by compression of a major sensorimotor nerve at the wrist, usually due to inflammation, trauma, or injury caused by repetitive motion; nail technicians are prone to this condition because of the repetitive nature of their work, but it can be prevented or alleviated with proper work habits. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress disorders can be prevented.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics nail diseases
December 16, 2010
Ergonomics is the study of how equipment and furniture can be arranged in order that people can do work or other activities more efficiently and comfortably (according to Google). In the photos above, the technician on the left is sitting improperly and is likely going to have back and neck pain as a result.
Keywords: ergonomic products ergonomics healthy working
August 1, 2010
If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.
Keywords: ergonomic products ergonomics manicure areas pedicure areas
July 29, 2010
New from RadaPro, the Ergonomic Pedicure File relieves wrist strain and promotes good salon hygiene.
Keywords: ergonomic products ergonomics files pedicure products pedicures
January 1, 2010
Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.
Keywords: ergonomics pedicure areas pedicure spas pedicures salon decor/design
November 1, 2009
What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomic products ergonomics
January 30, 2009
A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association crunches the numbers on how much we suffer, and why we wear, high-heeled shoes.
Keywords: callus ergonomics foot care
May 1, 2008
The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.
Keywords: air quality ergonomics healthy working minimizing stress time management
November 1, 2006
Our job demands we bend over a desk with our head tilted for hours at a time. This stressful posture coupled with our repetitive motions put us at risk of developing chronic myofacial pain. This painful disease can be tough to diagnose and difficult to treat; the good news is you can take steps now to prevent it.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working
July 1, 2005
If your pedicures are blissful for the client, but a bit of a logistical headache for you, you need to retool. Here are some common problems and creative solutions to your pedi-room quandaries.
Keywords: customer service ergonomics inventory management pedicures
June 1, 2005
The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in a yoga-inspired exercise that can be done in on while sitting at your workstation.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working stress relief yoga