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Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Hurting Hands

November 1, 2009  | Article

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  

High-Heel Stats

January 30, 2009  | Article

A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association crunches the numbers on how much we suffer, and why we wear, high-heeled shoes.

Keywords: ergonomics   foot care   foot conditions  

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

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   stress   time saving ideas  

Learn the Facts About Chronic Myofascial Pain

November 1, 2006  | Article

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  

From Mediocre to Maaah-Velous: How to Solve Your Pedi-Room Woes

July 1, 2005  | Article

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   pedicures  

The “OM” of Doing Nails

June 1, 2005  | Article

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   yoga  

The "Om" of Doing Nails

June 1, 2005  | Article

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 yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working   stress   yoga  

Electric Filing Avenues

February 1, 2003  | Article

Safety, how to go about purchasing an electric file, and other helpful tips are important things to keep in mind when it comes to drills. Not only will you be up to date, it’ll also assure clients you’re giving them the best service possible.

Keywords: electric files   ergonomics   filing techniques   implement disinfection  

Carpal Tunnel in the News

December 1, 2002  | News

Is surgery more effective than wearing a splint for carpal tunnel relief? Study shows wearing a magnetic wrist wrap also reduces pain.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   working safely  

Stretch Your Day

November 1, 2002  | Article

Nail techs can significantly reduce muscle tension and soreness and lower stress levels simply by incorporating a few yoga poses and breathing techniques into their daily work routine.

Keywords: ergonomics   work related injuries   yoga  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

It's Simple Ergonomics

April 1, 2000  | Article

Pam Karousis found an unusual item to help with back pain felt by many technicians.

Keywords: ergonomics  

Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Stop Hand Pain

January 1, 1999  | Article

Stop Hand Pain Before It Stops You

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   work related injuries  

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