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A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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.

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Patterned Perch

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

Whistle While You Work

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.

Laptop Stand Doubles as Mani Station

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.

Sitting Pretty

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.

Position Hands Properly

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.

Ergonomic Arm and Foot Rest

The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.

Fancy Footrest Is Ergonomic

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.

No More Looking Down

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.

Westmond Ergonomic by Collins

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.

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