We, as lash artists are so passionate about doing our client’s lashes. However, they are times that we really felt so tired and some parts of our body are aching. We all know that full time lashing is at least 40 + hours a week.
What could be the reasons for these body aches? Proper posture is very important when we are performing our job.
Slouching can cause lasting pain and injuries that might hinder you from doing what you love. We don’t want to end up paying so much money for chiropractor or orthopedic surgeon due to chronic pain.
Poor posture can also contribute to the following:
- Poor Circulation
- Negative Mood
- Increased Stress
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Less Motivation
- Poor Digestion
Here are the exercises that I am doing in order to lessen the damage that comes from bad posture.
Stand up straight with your shoulders back and down, and place your hands on your hips. Inhale slowly through your nose, allowing the air to fill your stomach, not your chest, and exhale through the mouth. Do this every 30 minutes, for 30 seconds.
Now we know how to sit correctly, let’s look at other ways you can support your back and improve your posture when lashing.
- Invest in a supportive chair
- Position yourself correctly
- Stretch between clients
- Have regular massages
After each appointment:
Sit up with your abdominal muscles engaged, and your arms out to the side with palms facing up. As you inhale through your nose, lift your arms straight up, feeling a stretch through the top of the bicep.
Additional ways how to have a proper posture. I hope this will help you guys when you are lashing. This all seems like common sense, but its very easy to try and take some shortcuts, in order to save time, on a busy day. I hope you guys can remember this post and try your best to adjust the position in order to avoid these issues.
- Keep your back straight at all times
- Your chin needs to be kept up and not angled too far down
- Move forward with your entire body, not just your back
- Make sure your hands are in a neutral position and not flexed up or down
- Place your feet flat on the floor, making sure they are shoulder-width apart
We wanted to be in this industry for a long time, but then, we also need to take care of ourselves for us to have more productive and have creative work. We hope this blog helps you become more mindful of your posture.
Let us know if we have helped you, and if you have any other tips that will help fellow lash artists improve their posture please post them on Instagram and tag us using @thousandlashes_