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Lauriann Greene, CEAS
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  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • United States

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I invite MT's and bodyworkers to share their questions, comments and concerns about self-care, injury prevention and ergonomics on this page, my blog posts and my group, Save Your Hands!

What is ergonomics? It's literally the study of work. Ergonomics seeks to adapt work to the worker, rather than expecting the worker to adapt to his or her work. By looking at the tools, equipment you use in your work, and your work environment, ergonomics can help MT's and bodyworkers protect their own health and the health of their clients.

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Self-care takes effort - but it's worth it!

An interesting subject came up in a recent interview for a Dutch massage magazine. After speaking for a while, the interviewer said to me "so it sounds like you expect therapists to rearrange their home life and work life. That sounds like a lot of effort - do you think they'll be willing to do that?" I found that to be a surprising question, but I realized that a lot of therapists probably are thinking the same thing: wow, it takes a lot of effort and thought to prevent injury.

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Posted on March 30, 2010 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

Statistics on symptoms and injury among massage therapists and bodyworkers

In 2006, Rick Goggins and I collaborated with ABMP/Massage & Bodywork Magazine on a survey designed to produce the first reliable statistics on the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders (injuries) among massage therapists and bodyworkers. We sent the survey by email to 1000 therapists nationwide - 601 responded. With a 60% response rate, we could consider that the results we got were representative of massage therapists and bodyworkers in general nationwide.

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Posted on August 2, 2009 at 3:37pm

Effective, Holistic Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists

I'm really pleased to see that the subject of self-care and injury prevention has already been raised on this great new site. That confirms the importance of the subject to all students and professionals, particularly during these tough economic times when being able to protect your investment in your training and your career are more important than ever.

It's always gratifying to see people talking about the principles I introduced in Save Your Hands! in 1995: thinking of yourself… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 4:23pm

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At 11:14am on July 21, 2011, Tenee J said…
Yep. I'm driven to live a full life =D I'm looking forward to hearing more opinions about massage and Dystonia. I think I'm going to enjoy the constant education that this site has to offer. Thanks for reaching out =D
At 8:47am on March 2, 2011, lloyd smith said…
hi lauriann.hope we can get together while we are in florida i .don,t know distances,but it.would  be great to learn from your vast knowlege---smit
At 5:50am on November 6, 2010, Olga Chwascinska said…
Hello and thank you for the warm welcome. It's been a busy few days, so I am joyful to connect with you now (though I'm having a navigation-confusion issue with this site/group.) Here is my brief intro: I live and work in Warsaw, Poland. Besides massage therapy, I offer gentle yoga classes in the Satyananda tradition. The yoga is certainly a big part of my self-care, including daily (morning) finger bending, finger-rotations, hand clenching, wrist bending, wrist rotations.... and I am always looking to find new and better ways to care for my most precious tools. Peacefully, O.
At 12:23pm on October 25, 2010, Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB said…
I just completed a private Deep Tissue training session and recommended your book, Save Your Hands, 2nd Edition, and Art Riggs' Deep Tissue DVD series. My student, who is a long-time practitioner, is more experienced is esthetics and Traditional Chinese Medicine than she is in Deep Tissue. The spa where she is working in the Woodlands near Houston is requiring her to offer Deep Tissue, in addition to her other modalities, so today in her training we talked about (and demonstrated) the Deep Tissue "tools of the trade." We coupled that with discussions about body mechanics and injury prevention. It was a lovely training. Your book was an inspiration! Many thanks. Would you like to exchange links on our websites? My URL is I'd be honored to have you linked to my website. Ariana Vincent, Ariana Institute
At 2:43pm on October 5, 2010, Taylor Swaty CMT said…
Hi there Lauriann! You are more than welcome to post about your workshop on our page. If you have a link, I will include it on my meetup site as well, Central Valley Bodyworkers. :)
At 7:54pm on September 27, 2010, lisa caleca said…
Hi Lauriann,
Thank you for your nice welcome to the site. I am looking forward to learning from all of you.
At 12:13am on September 11, 2010, Zhang Yu said…
Hello,to share the China Child Massage and heal many diseases.
Zhang Yu
At 8:31pm on August 1, 2010, Carolyn Forlee said…
Thank you for the warm welcome Lauriann. I'm looking forward to sharing and learning with everyone on here.
At 8:08am on April 22, 2010, Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI said…
Just got your book yesterday! :)
At 9:29pm on April 15, 2010, Alex Frigino said…
Thank you Lauriann,
I look forward to it.
Best regards,

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