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Half Time

April 27, 2015  | Blog Post

Maggie is no longer certain nails are in her long-term future.

Keywords: nail tech issues   stress   working healthy  

Healthy Living: Working While Pregnant

April 13, 2015  | Article

If you’re expecting, you may be worried about the effects that working in a nail salon all day could have on your unborn baby. Learn what you need to know about working through your pregnancy to protect yourself and your bundle of joy.

Keywords: healthy working   working healthy   working while pregnant  

Never Touch the Stuff

July 1, 2014  | Blog Post

It really sucks when the thing you love makes you itch.

Keywords: allergic reactions   nail and skin disorders   working healthy  

Personal Trainer: Arthritis

August 17, 2013  | Article

Though more than 100 types of arthritis exist, two are most familiar: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is often referred to as a “wear-and-tear” disease. Because of the repetitive nature of their work, nail techs are at risk to develop this form of arthritis over the course of their careers.

Keywords: arthritic clients   Personal Trainer   working healthy  

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

August 16, 2013  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic reactions   healthy working   nail and skin disorders   working healthy  

Personal Trainer: Upper Back Trouble

June 20, 2013  | Article

On top of a full day at the salon, we ride in the car, sit at the computer, watch TV, and interact with our phones. It’s a full day of poor posture, where our shoulders are pulled forward instead of held straight. Avoid the pain that is likely to develop by strengthening and stretching the upper back muscles.

Keywords: healthy working   Personal Trainer   working healthy  

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: healthy working   Personal Trainer   working healthy  

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   working healthy  

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: healthy working   Personal Trainer   working healthy  

contact dermatitis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Contact dermatitis (sometimes called allergic contact dermatitis) is caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin,. Allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when suff erers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemicals   ingredients   nail and skin disorders   nail diseases  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic reactions   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions   working healthy  

How Irritating!

July 1, 2009  | Article

Red, Swollen patches? Blister-like bumps? Chances are it’s contact dermatitis, but only the doctor can say if it’s a simple case of irritation or a more serious allergy.

Keywords: allergic reactions   nail and skin disorders   working healthy  

When Your Body Betrays You

November 1, 2005  | Article

What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”

Keywords: allergic reactions   healthy working   overexposure   working healthy  

Ganglion Cysts: Knots of Tissue That Cramp Your Style

November 1, 2001  | Article

Researchers have not definitively proven that repetitive stress causes ganglion cysts — fibrous lumps that often form on the hand or wrist. But judging by the number of nail techs who get them, it seems likely there’s a connection. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.

Keywords: skin conditions   work related injuries   working healthy  

I'm Joining the Healthy Outlook Club to Feel Better

July 1, 2001  | Article

It’s a known fact that networking and support group commiseration is a benefit to almost any project you can tackle in your life. The Healthy Outlook Club is going to be mine to get in shape. 

Keywords: working healthy  

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