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by Karina Braun
Massage therapists need a strong core to stabilize the body and deliver each stroke. Try plank pose to test the strength of your core. Can you hold this pose for a minute? Try it now. If you can't hold for a full minute, start with 15 seconds and then 30 seconds. Next, hold plank pose for a full 60 seconds.
How to perform plank pose
Forearm plank modification
Plank pose can be strenuous for the wrists of massage therapists. Try this modification to take stress off of the wrist.
Benefits of plank pose
Karina Braun wrote the innovative book, Creating Peace with Your Hands, which includes insightful strategies for self-care and injury prevention. For more information, visit www.igetintouch.com.