One of the most dreaded conditions in the career of a professional massage therapist or bodyworker is called burnout, and it can represent a draining combination of physical exhaustion and mental boredom, among other difficult issues. It is up to each massage therapist and bodyworker to take the proper steps to stave off burnout, opting instead for a long, successful and satisfying career.
The fact that burnout is a condition that can be prevented is good news for professional massage therapists and bodyworkers. It means practitioners of healthy touch can go on working as long as they wish, as long as they are careful about the way that they work.
For example, to prevent the physical exhaustion and other body issues that can lead up to burnout, it is crucial massage therapists and bodyworkers practice proper body mechanics. That may mean taking a refresher course on body mechanics if one begins to feel physical ailments.
The other aspect of preventing the physical portion of burnout is to take care of one’s body the way so many massage therapists and bodyworkers advise their clients to do. In other words, practice what you preach when it comes to self-care.
This piece of preventing burnout is rather straightforward. The more complex issue is staving off the mental boredom that threatens nearly everyone who practices in the same line of work for years in a row. However, this does not have to be a large or difficult task. In fact, it can begin with something as simple as massage cream.
Keep your mind engaged by taking stock of how well your current massage cream is working, then take the time to look around at what else the market has to offer when it comes to high-quality massage creams. Consider selecting a small array of massage creams to help you switch things up in the session room. This may seem minor, but small changes such as these really can help stoke the fires of enthusiasm and positivity in a professional massage therapist or bodyworker.
Another way to use massage creams to help prevent boredom is by brainstorming ways you could build new massage routines or menu offerings around more unique massage creams. For example, if you have a massage cream that contains a pain-relieving ingredient, you could design a session geared especially toward clients who are experiencing more acute levels of aches and pains.
The basic act of taking a look online at the various massage creams on the market may be enough to begin sending mental sparks flying and get the creative juices flowing. As you see certain massage creams that help you figure out new ideas for your practice, try contacting the manufacturer of the massage cream to request several samples.
Even if the new massage creams you try do not work out, the process of searching around and getting samples could be enough to jump-start some new session routines and menu offerings, which can go a long way toward busting boredom.