3 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Lashing Posture
Doing eyelash extensions is HARD. We can all agree that taking more than 4-5 appointments in a day can leave you feeling exhausted and in pain right?!
When you are taking that many clients in a day and looking like THIS while doing it (see image below), babe, you better just start looking for a new career because yours is going to be over before you can spell out the word c-h-i-r-o-p-r-a-c-t-o-r.
Let’s discuss 3 postural mistakes to avoid while lashing:
- Rounding your lower back. When you round your lower back while sitting you are putting 200x more pressure on your spinal discs than when you are standing up straight in a neutral position. We talk extensively about why this is so bad in the Lash Happy online course, but the short answer is it can very quickly lead to chronic low back pain and slipped or herniated discs.
- Forward Head Posture. I could go on and on about the effects of forward head posture. 30% loss of vital lung capacity, increased headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel, asthma, and even digestion issues. Your head should not go forward more than 25 degrees and for any longer than 4 hours a day. Pay attention to how you lash, and if you don’t know how to fix this issue and need help finding the right tools...you can purchase the online Lash Happy course (we have dedicated a whole lesson to the cervical[neck] spine and we have partnered with some of our favorite business to bring you better deals on products), or jump onto our website and schedule a private consultation.
- Your thighs at, or less than 90 degrees. Ideally your legs should be positioned between 105-120 degrees. This keeps your low back in a more neutral position while helping to increase blood circulation to the lower half of your body. Also, your legs should NEVER be further apart than shoulder width. (Never lash with your legs and hips open wide please? That’s a hip replacement waiting to happen).
As you can see in the picture, even though she is using a saddle stool, it is too low for her height and her legs are actually angled at less than 90 degrees. Even with “the right” tools, if they are not used properly for YOUR body type, and YOUR personal lashing setup...you can still find yourself with pain and micro-traumas which can lead to so many different musculoskeletal disorders, complications, and possibly a career ending injury.
Human bodies are all made up of the same materials; muscles, bones, fascia etc...If you aren’t feeling pain now, we can predict pretty accurately what will happen to your body when lashing (like that picture) long term. Take action now to prevent and educate yourself on HOW and WHY, so you can have a long happy lashing career and more importantly a long happy life! Hopefully this article gave you a few things to start thinking about!
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