BestMassage.com, the international massage table and supplies warehouse, adds onto its offerings of continuing education classes with the release of Save Your Hands 10 CEU Injury Prevention, Self-Care and Ergonomics Course.

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) Sept. 25, 2011. For any licensed massage therapist, due to regular and repetitive stress on one’s body while giving sessions, injury prevention and self-care form the most essential aspects in order to stay healthy and prolong one’s career. Even after a short period of time on the job, therapists can sustain repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), which are injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, pressing against hard surfaces, or sustained or awkward positions.

Massage therapists as well as other bodyworkers are prone to RSIs because they use their hands and musculoskeletal systems in a consistent manner when administering therapy –all while using heavy force, especially while administering deep-tissue massage. Furthermore, therapists and their massage tables are often confined to small or cramped spaces, which force the therapists to work in awkward positions. The result of RSIs can be chronic pain, weakness, burnout from the job and emotional stress.

Earlier this year, BestMassage.com announced that it will make continuing education courses available on its website. The Save Your Hands course is its latest offering. According to Amona Buechler, owner of BestMassage.com, “We know that injury prevention and therapist safety are crucial concerns. We feel the Save Your Hands series is one of the best on preventing repetitive stress injuries.”

Save Your Hands Injury Prevention, Self-Care and Ergonomics Course is worth 10 continuing education units (CEUs) and has been approved by the NCBTMB, Florida Board of Massage, Texas DSHS, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (Canada) and accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and other state and national boards.

The course syllabus for its students includes the following: designing the treatment space so that massage therapists can work safely and efficiently; finding alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body; improving the body mechanics to reduce stress and increase comfort as one works; staying in shape with a comprehensive physical conditioning program developed specifically for massage therapists; recognizing and effectively treating early symptoms before they lead to injury; and using the principles of ergonomics to more effectively treat the clients, adding value to practice.

BestMassage.com currently offers the Save Your Hands online CE course and the second edition book on its website. The book is $34.95 (down from $39.95), while the course is $84.99 (down from $99) and the combination of the book and course is $114.95 (down from $138.95).

“As I had previously mentioned, selling massage tables is one part of our business. We seek to offer solutions and guides to all things massage related, especially regarding therapist safety,” asserts Buechler.

About BestMassage.com

BestMassage.com is proud to be a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited organization with a BBB Rating of A+. Having more than 10 years of experience and knowledge behind us, we are committed to offering massage therapists and those who care about health and well-being a complete line of high-quality massage supplies and products at the best prices possible with exceptional, friendly service and fast shipment. Detailed information on the company and products can be obtained by visiting www.bestmassage.com

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