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Posted by: , 24 Feb 2012 6:57PM
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Hi, i'm the only therapist working in a hotel spa. i'm interested to know how many massages you can do without a break. I usally do 8 hours of back massage with a half hour break. Is this right as i'm strugling, please help. Charlotte


Amanda Clegg
28 Feb 2012 12:56PM

Not sure what the regs are now - that seems too much with not a long enough break. best place to start is the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) who contrary to popular belief are not silly overkill jobsworths, but a pretty useful source of help for 'abused' workers.
Colette Barclay
28 Feb 2012 10:51PM

Kerry Oliver
12 Mar 2012 10:06PM

that seems like far too much on a regular basis - your body will suffer over time as massage is very physical - unfortunately I do not have more guidance than others have already given about legislation but please look after yourself as there are many RSI type conditions you could be prone to - dont mean to scare you but it is very easy for therapists to look after others and damage themselves in the process. Good luck
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