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Therapists working in spas and beauty salons can unfortunately suffer with repetitive strain injury – especially tension in the shoulders, back and neck area – when performing demanding massage treatments.

A number of factors can contribute to repetitive strain injury, with the most common among your therapists being poor posture, incorrect technique and not stretching regularly (23%).

Choosing the right uniform is an important part of running a spa business – it impacts how your clients view the business and can affect how well therapists perform treatments. There are several things to consider when selecting a uniform, with comfortable materials (81%) and range of movement (78%) coming out top as the most important things you look for.

On the spot

What is the top cause of repetitive strain injury amongst your massage therapists?

1. Poor posture (23%)

2. Incorrect technique (23%)

3. Not stretching regularly (23%)

4. Spending too much time in one position (15%)

5. Too many massages performed in one day (12%)

What qualities do you look for when choosing spa uniforms?

1. Comfortable material (81%)

2. Allows range of movement (78%)

3. Looks professional (67%)

4. Attractive colour (33%)

5. Available in petite and plus sizes (26%)

6. Customisable (11%)

30% have h adclients ask if products used are vegan

Month in numbers

How did treatment business in May 2022 compare with April 2022?

How did retail business in May 2022 compare with April 2022?

74% average t reatment room occupancy in May


This article appears in the July 2022 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the July 2022 Issue of Professional Beauty