Healthy Hands: How to Properly Take Care of Forearms, Wrists and Hands

Healthy Hands: How to Properly Take Care of Forearms, Wrists and Hands

Author(s): By Dennis Price, LMT, NMT, CES, A.S.

2CE credits 7 Lessons Text

Massage therapy can be used to address the cause of pain in the forearm, wrist and hand. Learn how these concepts can help keep massage therapists healthy and strengthen the massage therapy profession. These insights and tools can also serve your client base.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • List four areas where treatment of attachments for the forearm, wrist and hand is commonly missed when relying on a treatment routine.
  • Explain how resolving the origin of pain benefits massage therapists and their clients.
  • Describe how to begin a treatment by working with fascia. 
  • Detail the three massage techniques and the preferred direction of the strokes used that are described in this course for forearm, hand and wrist work.
  • List four areas of common nerve entrapment. 
  • List three muscles that can compress nerves in the spine.
  • List the six potential causes for chronic pain described in this course and a possible solution for each.
  • Describe two ways to investigate sources of pain for your client that go beyond the area of acute injury. 

  1. Missing Pieces
  2. Primary Treatment Routine
  3. Secondary Treatment Routine
  4. Problem: Insufficient Muscle Strength and Endurance
  5. Problem: Muscle Imbalance
  6. Problem: Overuse and Improper Use
  7. Problem: Injuries from Trauma or Accidents

Dennis Price, LMT has the Neuromuscular Therapy Certification and has taught NMT courses with St John NMT Seminars. He is also a Certified Master practitioner in NLP.