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Save Your Hands: Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists Paperback – 1 Apr 2000

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  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Body of Work Books; Reissue edition (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967954908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967954905
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 939,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Don't start massaging before reading this book! Lauriann . . . has researched the topic thoroughly and compiled an excellent text." -- Colin Morley, Australian Massage Therapy Association, AMTA Newsletter review

"This book will soon be required reading for every student, practitioner, teacher and Education Director in the massage field." -- -- David Palmer, Executive Director, TouchPro Institute of Chair Massage, author The Bodywork Entrepreneur

After clapping their hands in applauding the publication of this common sense book, massage therapists . . . owe it a careful reading. -- Rafael Tuburon, Editor, Massage Therapy Journal

Don't start massaging before reading this book! It should be compulsory reading for all therapists looking to work in the profession for most of their career. -- Australian Massage Therapy Association Newsletter, July 1996

Save Your Hands! is a readable, informative reference . . . The book should be read by all who perform massage therapy. -- Massage Therapy Journal, Summer 1996, review by Joseph Bosco, M.D.

This book should be essential reading for any massage therapist who is beginning to experience symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. -- Massage Magazine, May/June 1997, review by Maja Evans

From the Publisher

A recently published study showed that over 75% of massage therapists encounter symptoms of injury during their careers. Save Your Hands! is the most complete and comprehensive source of information on injury prevention and self-care fo massage therapists available. In an easy-to-read, illustrated format, Save Your Hands will help you protect your investment in this rewarding career. Stay healthy with exercises and stretches designed specifically for massage therapists to keep you in shape to do massage, learn the warning signs of injury and treatments options to recover from injury, and find out how to deal with the stress and demands of massage school and a professional practise. To prevent injury, you need much more than just good body mechanics - you need to be armed with the knowledge you'll find in Save Your Hands! Save Your Hands! is used by hundreds of massage schools in seven countries as required or recommended reading.

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Excellent advice and easy to apply methods for protecting yourself. A must read for anyone seriously interested or involved in massage.
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Great massage therapist, I wish I had had this sort of advice during my training
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital knowledge for the massage therapist/bodyworker 12 Sept. 1998
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Massage therapy schools can be lacking when it comes to teaching developing therapists how to prevent injuries as they develop their skills and clientele. This book gives valuable information, exercises, and instructions to fill in this vitally important area . I strongly recommend it for anyone who wishes to have a long and pain-free career in the massage therapy field.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Who are you listening to? 26 July 2003
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This book was written by a woman who injured herself in massage school and then, instead of becoming a massage therapist, wrote this book and now makes her living teaching seminars and selling books. So she may be an expert in what caused HER injury, but does not appear to have any experience actually being a healthy therapist. If your school did not teach anything at all about body mechanics, technique adjustment, or hand safety, you may need this book - but if your school is even the least bit responsible in teaching these skills this book is just an introduction to the concepts. If you need advanced ideas, you won't find them here. Big print, low-quality photos, and self-congratulation seem to be the hallmarks of the book, and I'm glad I was able to leaf through it and not waste my money buying it.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book, well written, practical info 9 April 1999
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As a first trimester massage therapy student, I am already seeing several of my classmates with wrist & hand injuries that could easily become serious. This book should be a required textbook for students beginning massage school. The information is easy to understand, and the exercises are quite effective. Thank you, Ms. Greene.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't let it scare you out of a massage career. 17 Aug. 2004
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As a Licensed massage therapist of 8 years, specializing in deep tissue work, I went through a period of injury early in my career, and turned to Ms. Greene's book to get help and hope. Unfortunately, I came away more nervous than hopeful of being able to continue with many years in a massage career that I enjoyed so much. I learned from a colleague that Ms. Greene does not practice massage anymore, and does indeed make her living off of her book, and lecturing, as another reviewer commented. In her book she takes prevention to some extremes that a massage practitioner of any experience would scoff at. I found that my period of injury was a good time to research as much as I could from various sources and figure out what would help me. (And subsequently my clients) This is not to say that there isn't some good information to be gleened from this book, but the author has given up the practice of massage, just consider the source.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for LMT's 8 April 2002
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This book is an awesome guide to anyone studying the healing arts. It is a must-read book for how to extend your massage therapy career by saving one of the most valuable tools, your hands. It indeptly describes guides of prevention, exercises to strenghten hands, and tips every therapist needs to know. If massage therapy is your career, this is one book that should not be left out of your collection.
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