How do you value your career as a certified lash artist? If your answer is pushing yourself to the limit, you're not doing it right.
A lash career is only as long and healthy as you make it. Like any other profession, it can trigger strain injuries, especially one requiring repetitive motions and postures. We know you can get super busy to a point where you skip self-care. But because you worked hard to get your lash extension certification, you owe it to yourself to keep this work going as long as possible!
We've put together a list of seven quick stretches you can do daily to keep your health in check!
It's important to start planning a healthy, long-term lash career early. Think of it as a technique to make your online lash extension certification last.
Multiple lash sessions in a day can seriously burn you out and send you into an unfulfilling routine, but short, regular exercises in between your appointments can go a long way! We know you're a busy lash technician, so here are one-minute body stretches for a quick and effective break.
With a job like lash extensions, your back is one of the most readily affected body parts. So let's extend and round that spine with a good and quick back stretch.
How to do it:
Repeat these two positions for a good one minute.
Our next 1-minute stretch is for the muscles behind your shoulders. It's called the "thread the needle" exercise, and here's how you do it.
Next, let's give some love to your pressured lower back with the child's pose! Here's how you can stretch those muscles within a quick and productive minute.
There's a lot of tension in your hips, especially if you spend all day sitting. You might not pick it up at first, but you will come to feel it eventually. So before it worsens, let's do the Scorpion stretch and release all that tension!
How to do it:
This time, let's focus on your tired lashing arms! You work so hard to give every client a pretty lash extension makeover, so you deserve a nice forearm fascial release. This will ease the muscle tension and prep you for your next lash appointment.
Let's now move on to your tense neck area. This exercise is called the SCM self-massage, a super easy one-minute stretch to loosen up your neck muscle (Sternocleidomastoid).
How to do it:
Let's end this list with a full-body exercise. This one is called the reverse table pose and rock, which opens up your chest and lengthens your muscles and biceps. Here's how you do it.
No matter how much you love to spend hours lashing, you shouldn't neglect your body's needs. If you overwork it, you can't show your best capabilities. So pay attention when some areas of your body feel pain or discomfort, and give them a good stretch!
We just discussed seven one-minute stretches for a lash stylist. They might seem unimportant, but these exercises are super helpful for your long-term health! Consequently, your clients will always receive the best lash extension services.
By the way, these are snippets from the 10-minute stretching we constructed for one of our classic lash training courses, The Classic Course! Short video clips are also available on our YouTube channel, so check them out if you'd like.
Finally, if you want to take your lash passion to the next level, join our lash extension certification online training for more self-care tips!
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