In a current survey performed by English Therapeutic massage therapist and coach Gerry Pyves, a startling statistic was revealed:
‘88% of Therapeutic massage Practitioners who’ve been practising for greater than two years and therapeutic massage 5 or extra purchasers every week indicated that they might be affected by harm.’
Much more worrying to the Therapeutic massage career was the discovering that:
‘98% of Therapeutic massage Therapists who’ve been practising for 10 years or extra and therapeutic massage 10 or extra purchasers every week indicated that they might be affected by harm.’
Gerry was prompted to create this survey after his personal Therapeutic massage profession practically got here to a untimely finish when he sustained extreme hand and wrists accidents induced by way of Massaging his purchasers. These accidents led him to create an alternate type of Therapeutic massage generally known as NO HANDS® Therapeutic massage that doesn’t depend on the fingers and wrists to create deep invigorating therapeutic massage strokes. This saved his Therapeutic massage profession, after which he started to show what he had found to different bodyworkers in order that they by no means needed to endure the kind of accidents that would prematurely finish their Therapeutic massage profession.
Within the final 15 years Gerry has taught tons of of therapists keep away from harm brought on by repetitive Therapeutic massage. Within the months of February and March 2007 he personally taught NO HANDS Therapeutic massage to over 350 therapists within the UK – a file quantity. He additionally teaches commonly in Taiwan the place he has featured on nationwide tv information.
With a view to alert the Therapeutic massage career to the risks they face and save their careers, Gerry has written the e book ‘Defend Your Therapeutic massage Profession’. This floor breaking e book presents the findings of the survey he performed amongst Therapeutic massage therapists. He proves that there’s a very actual risk of harm to each Therapeutic massage therapist.
Gerry explains the ‘Seven Phases of Damage’ mannequin – from Stage One the place little or no discernible signs are felt, to Stage Seven – everlasting career-ending incapacity. He reveals methods that can be utilized to forestall therapists reaching Stage Seven TinWong 6in Handheld Electric Massagers B07FX1DSXK.
What surprises and issues Gerry is how few Therapeutic massage coaching faculties alert their college students to the harm risks and keep away from them.
In at this time’s compensation-culture society the e book appears into the authorized duties of Therapeutic massage employers and coaching faculties. Already there was a landmark case introduced towards Virgin Airways by an individual employed to therapeutic massage air passengers. The court docket was informed that her repetitive pressure accidents have been brought on by the ‘ irregular posture’ of doing the therapeutic massage on seated purchasers and doing it too continuously.
Virgin Atlantic admitted it was at fault for failing to evaluate the perils concerned and Mr Justice Tugendhat ordered it to pay the worker £109,252 for lack of earnings, ache and struggling, plus prices.
The agency has additionally paid £26,000 in an out-of-court settlement to a different injured magnificence therapist.
How has the scenario come about the place so many Therapeutic massage therapists discover themselves injured? Gerry traces the historic growth of Swedish therapeutic massage. His analysis finds that the individual credited with founding the Therapeutic massage that turned generally known as ‘Swedish Therapeutic massage’, Per Henrik Ling, used Therapeutic massage as a part of a holistic therapeutic strategy. He hardly ever Massaged his purchasers for various minutes at a time. This meant that his fingers and wrists by no means acquired extended repetitive stress. Gerry’s conclusion is that therapists have been by no means meant to make use of the standard Swedish therapeutic massage strategies for prolonged durations of time.