Save Your Hands!: Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists

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Save Your Hands! is the complete guide to injury prevention and self-care for massage therapists. Purchased by hundreds of massage schools across the U.S. and Canada for their students, the book has been the leading self-care manual for massage professionals and students in 7 countries for over 10 years. This ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed book has helped tens of thousands of massage therapists to understand the risk of massage-related injury and learn how to protect their most important tools - their hands - throughout a long, healthy massage career. All massage practitioners, from those first learning techniques to the most experienced therapists, can benefit from the practical, medically-sound advice provided in Save Your Hands.

Massage therapy is a physically demanding career with a very high injury rate. Over 3/4's of practising massage therapists experience symptoms of injury at some point in their careers. Burn-out rates are so high that the average career in massage lasts only 7 years. Burnout and injury ARE preventable, if you know how to recognize the warning signs, change techniques and work habits, and seek early treatment. Save Your Hands will show you how to work smart instead of hard, to manage stress and pressure in the workplace and stay in shape to do this physical work, so you CAN have a long, successful massage career.

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Manual treatment professionals are cheering the long-awaited release of the 2nd Edition of the definitive self-care manual for hands-on health practitioners. Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition has been the leading guide to injury prevention for manual therapists for over a decade. It is a required or recommended text at schools across the U.S., Canada and worldwide, and has helped over 100,000 manual therapists protect and prolong their careers since it was first published in 1995.

Greene and Goggins bring a combined 30 years' experience in work-related injury prevention to this book. Their advanced training in ergonomics and first-hand knowledge of the challenges manual therapists face at work, enables them to present the most effective, research-based techniques and strategies for preventing career-threatening injuries.

Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition has been unanimously acclaimed by leading journals and top experts in the manual treatment fields as the comprehensive, authoritative injury prevention resource students and experienced practitioners need to reduce their risk of injury at work. The 2nd Edition is beautifully laid-out and illustrated, and expertly written in a pleasant, conversational style that makes for lively reading. You can also earn continuing education credits with affordable Save Your Hands online CE courses, based on the book.

By Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP. Softcover, 352 pages, 83 photos & illustrations. With contributions by Janet M. Peterson, PT, DPT, and Foreword by Ben E. Benjamin, PhD.

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In Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition, we've tried to present a positive, holistic approach to injury prevention, with scores of practical tips and real-life suggestions you can use every day to increase your comfort and safety on the job and prolong your career. Therapists tell us they go back to Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition time after time during their careers, and always find something new to learn or apply to their work that helps them proactively reduce their injury risk. What's more, Save Your Hands! will help you enhance your practice by learning how to use the principles of ergonomics to more effectively treat your clients' musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries! With Save Your Hands! in your personal library, we feel confident that you'll have the information and support you need to have a long, healthy career. --Lauriann Greene and Rick Goggins

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