If you’re in need of some advice on how to avoid and cure back pain as a lash artist, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re a lash artist, then it’s very likely that you’ve struggled with back and neck pain at some point in your career. It isn’t surprising that after long hours/days of leaning, holding steady posture and focussing on close-up details that lash artists will start developing back pain, but if left undealt with it can sometimes lead to back injury. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons for lash artists having to quit their career or minimise their hours. Don’t panic yet though, because there are ways to help back pain and we’re here to tell you how. So, how can we stop this?
We’re going to take you through the top 5 ways to help avoid or improve back/neck pain.
1. Invest in a high quality lash bed/recliner.
Having a lash bed/recliner that you can adjust the height on means you can find the correct height to work at to avoid bending over your clients. When you’re stuck working at an uncomfortable height you’re adding unnecessary strain to your spine all day while lashing, which if you don’t sort out can actually lead to some nasty back pain or even damage.
2. Get yourself a good stool/chair
This is possibly the most important step to curing and preventing back pain as a lash artist. Adjustable saddle stools are known to be the best option for lash artists to prevent back pain while lashing. Being able to adjust the stool height to the right place for you is very important so you’re not bending your back or leaning over your clients all day.
3. Book yourself in for a back massage or get a back massager/massage chair
We’ve heard many lash artists recommending to go to a masseuse or chiropractor. They explain how the visits really helped them deal with their back pain. If you haven’t yet tried this, we definitely recommend giving it a go.
Try to throw in a few stretches within the short breaks you allow yourself between clients. Rolling your shoulders and stretching out your neck/back frequently can really help alleviate some pain.
5. Working out
Yes, you heard us right… Working out and strengthening your back muscles massively helps with pain/aching! We know this one can be difficult for some lash artists, finding time to balance work and rest is hard enough, but to also squeeze in an hour’s exercise can sometimes just seem impossible. Trust us though, you may think you’re too tired to work out but the relief and endorphins released by exercise will be totally worth it.
So, if you’re wanting to get rid of your back pain, don’t just let it take control of you. Try these 5 steps on how to avoid and cure back pain as a lash artist out for yourself and let us know the results!