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Nail Tech Designs Ergonomic Hand Rest to Prevent Injuries

After experiencing repetitive use injuries, nail tech Lori Halloway set out to create a hand rest for clients that helps nail techs do nails in an ergonomically correct position.

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Are Dual-Use Setups Comfortable for Techs?

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.

Relieve Back Pain Naturally

The SitSmart from BackJoy offers a holistic and non-invasive means to relieve back pain that results from poor posture.

Tru-Align Undoes the Day’s Damage

The Tru-Align Body System from Kacelia can be used for 20 minutes at the end of your workday to ease back and neck pain and correct posture and alignment.

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.

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.

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

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.

I Don't Have a Hunch

Why hunch over to reach your pedicure client’s foot when you can bring the foot up to meet you at a comfortable height?

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Back

Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise