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Career Longevity for Bodyworkers Avoid Burnout & Injury of 7 Most Injured Muscles

Updated: May 14

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Helping Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapist Acupuncturist , Energy workers  avoid burnout &  injury. Bodywork professionals often work with their hands and arms for extended periods of time, which can lead to fatigue and strain. Regular massage can help alleviate these symptoms, promoting faster recovery and reducing the risk of injury.

Most Common Trigger Points for Dental Professionals Are:

9 Commonly Injured Muscles for Dental Professionals:

Bodyworkers use a variety of muscles in their profession, including those in the hands, arms, and shoulders. These muscles are heavily used in massage techniques that involve applying pressure to the client's body. Additionally, the muscles in the back and legs are also used to maintain proper body alignment and provide stability during a massage session.

Neuromuscular massage can be beneficial for bodyworkers' career longevity as it can help prevent and alleviate the pain and discomfort that can come with repetitive strain injuries. By using techniques that focus on specific muscles and trigger points, neuromuscular massage can help release tension and reduce the risk of injury. Additionally, incorporating regular self-care practices, such as stretching and exercise, can also help bodyworkers maintain their physical health and prolong their career

  1. Alleviating muscle tension and pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.

  2. Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage to promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation.

  3. Reducing stress and promoting relaxation, which can enhance mental clarity and focus.

  4. Improving joint mobility and range of motion to prevent or reduce the risk of developing chronic pain or injuries.

  5. Addressing imbalances in the body and restoring proper alignment, which can help prevent injuries and promote overall physical health and wellbeing.

We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and pain-free body, especially in a profession where physical demands are high. Our goal is to provide the best possible care to help you achieve optimal physical health and longevity in your career.

  1. Trapezius Muscle: This muscle, which runs from the base of the skull to the shoulder, is commonly affected due to the sustained postures that are required by Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapist Acupuncturist , Energy workers 

  2. Scalene muscles: These muscles are located in the neck and are commonly affected by sustained head tilt and rotation during bodywork work.

  3. Rotator cuff muscle: These muscles are  used when performing bodywork techniques that involve applying pressure. Supraspinatus controls internal rotation and lifting of the arm. Infraspinatus allows you to externally rotate your arm in the shoulder socket. Teres minor is a small muscle that helps rotate your arm. Subscapularis controls arm abduction holding your arm out straight, away from your body,

  4. Forearm muscles: Bodyworkers frequently use the pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor digitorum superficialis , flexor carpi ulnaris ,flexor digitorum profundus, flexor pollicis longus and pronator quadratus muscles in their forearms to apply pressure and manipulate tissues during massage.

  5. Hamstring muscle: Bodyworkers use their hamstring muscles while working with patients to maintaining proper body mechanics ,Demonstrating exercises, Providing manual therapy &  Assisting with exercises

  6. Hand muscles: Bodyworks frequently use their arm and hand muscles to perform adjustments and other manual therapy techniques. There are over 30 muscles in the hand, working together in a highly complex way. 

  7. Psoas muscle: The psoas muscle is a deep muscle that connects the lower spine to the upper thigh bone. Bodyworkers may overuse this muscle to maintain proper posture and provide stability during adjustments and other treatments

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How Can Soft Tissue Therapy Benefit Bodyworkers?

As mentioned earlier, dental professionals spend most of their time in static positions, such as sitting or standing, which can lead to chronic pain and injuries. For instance, dentists may suffer from neck and shoulder pain due to the prolonged periods of holding the head in one position, while dental hygienists may experience wrist and hand pain from repetitive motions.

Neuromuscular massage can alleviate these pains and prevent injuries by increasing blood flow, which helps to relax the muscles and reduce inflammation. The treatment can also improve range of motion, flexibility, and posture, which are crucial for dental professionals who spend hours in the same position.

Moreover, neuromuscular massage can also have a positive impact on mental health. Chronic pain can lead to depression and anxiety, and reducing pain levels can improve mood and decrease stress levels.


How to Incorporate Soft Tissue Therapy into Your Practice:

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AcupuncturistsMassage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapist , Energy workers  can incorporate neuromuscular massage into their practice in several ways:

  1. Pre-treatment massage - to release tension and prepare the muscles and connective tissues for acupuncture treatment. This can help improve the effectiveness of the treatment and reduce discomfort for the patient.

  2. Post-treatment massage - After other bodywork  treatment,  neuromuscular massage can help the patient relax and release any remaining tension or discomfort.

  3. Combination treatment -  combine acupuncture, Physical therapy, Chiropractic , Engery-work  and neuromuscular massage in a single treatment session. This can be particularly helpful for patients with chronic pain or tension, as it can address both the energetic and physical aspects of the condition.

  4. Referral Partnerships- Build  Visibility with other wellness professions while becoming a resource to patients with complex or chronic conditions that require ongoing treatment.

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Pain has a pattern. When you come in for your session there is no guessing what soft tissue is contributing to your pain we are well verse in the pain patterns of the body. Your nervous system is the command center for your body the nerve trunk that supplies a specific joint also supplies the muscles of the joint, as well as the tendons, skin and related muscles. This complex system regulates your body’s systems & guides almost everything you do and allows you to experience your environment. The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.


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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.

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