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Yadah Hagemann, Mastering This "Beauty Thing"


Yadah Hagemann, Mastering This "Beauty Thing"

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11 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

    • 2. 2. Basic Anatomy

    • 3. 3. Effects, Indications, Contraindications & Precautions

    • 4. 4. Step 1 - Effleurage

    • 5. 5. Step 2 - Rotaries

    • 6. 6. Step 3 - Metacarpal Drainage

    • 7. 7. Step 4 - Palmar Frictions

    • 8. 8. Step 5 - Wrist Manipulation

    • 9. 9. Step 6 - Forearm Rotaries

    • 10. 10. Step 7 - Final Effleurage

    • 11. 11. Final Project Reminder

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About This Class

A hand massage is such a simple thing, and yet can be so incredibly relaxing.

This course is for you if:

  • You're looking to spoil family and friends
  • You practice self-care
  • As a professional you're looking for an add-on treatment whilst your client has a face mask on (or tint, etc)
  • As a professional you prefer a set-sequence for your hand massage during your manicure treatments

This course covers:

  • Basic anatomy of the hand and lower arm
  • Effects and benefits of a hand massage
  • Contraindications and precautions to consider before performing or receiving a hand massage
  • 7 simple steps on how to perform a hand massage, broken down and shown from different view points for a thorough understanding of the movements

This course is short and sweet and easy to master!

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Yadah Hagemann

Mastering This "Beauty Thing"


Hello, I'm Yadah!

I studied my butt off at an epic private college and racked up as many qualifications in the industry as possible. Then I spread my wings for a while, working in the spas on cruise ships before heading back home to pursue my real passion - education.

To me the spa & beauty industry isn't about fluffy superficial crap; it's about genuinely helping your clients have a better and healthier life.

I've worked directly with spas and salons, helping to improve the level of education of therapists at a one-on-one level. I've worked in multiple internationally accredited colleges and was even granted the opportunity to examine alongside a representative of the best of the best - CIDESCO.
After being offered the opportunity to open my own college by ... See full profile

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1. 1. Introduction: a hand. Massage is such a simple thing, and it can be so incredibly relaxing with your looking to spoil family and friends, practice self K or as a professional, incorporate into your facials while your client has a face mask on. All prefer states sequence for your manicure massage. This course is for you. We cover basic anatomy off the hand and arm, then move on to the effects off a hand massage and when you should consider giving or receiving one. The seven steps for this quick and effective treatments only require someone to practice on and a massage medium like a handle buddy. Better your finest course. Short, sweet and easy to master. 2. 2. Basic Anatomy: welcome to the first lesson in your course in this lesson will be covering the skeletal system off the lower arm and hand the musculature off the lower arm and hand the circulatory system, such as the veins and arteries. Very briefly, the nervous system and a basic overview of the skin the skeletal system of the area will be working on consists off the long burns radius and ulna, which make up the forearm we touched on the humerus, which makes up the upper arm. And the mates of Koppel's, which make up the palm of your hand, will also focus on the short bones of the rest, called the Couples and the Phil Angie's, which are the fingers. These bone functions include structural support, the arms structural Protection movement, which is pretty obvious. Mineral storage on blood cell formation in the mirror. The muscular system will be working on our muscles classified. Ask a little. These muscles are also known as voluntary muscles as we have conscious control over them. The functions of the skeletal or voluntary muscles include movement of the hands and arms, joint stabilization and he generation. The more muscle, the more energy, the more heat. The circulatory system here includes the blood vessels, which are arteries carrying oxygenated blood from the heart veins carrying used blood back to the heart and capillaries the bridge between the two. The system also includes a blood within these vessels that functions include transfer of gases, mainly oxygen and carbon dioxide protection through sending antibodies and Lucas sites to areas of infection. Regulation off pH and water balance in the body, as well as heat by carrying heat produced an active tissues to other, less active tissues. We'll be working on sensory or Afrin nerves as well as motor or different nerves, as can guess from their names. The sensory nerves control the saints is such as to touch pain, heat and cold. The motor nerves control the contraction and relaxation of the skeletal muscles of our arms causing movements. An intake, um, entry system or the skin contains the epidermis, which is what we can see and touch the Durmus just below that, the Harper Durmus, or subcutaneous layer Hey follicles, which are absence on the palms, sweat glands, blood vessels and sensory nerves. As mentioned, the epidermis is what we can see and touch and generally consists off four layers in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. However, there is 1/5 layer. The stratum lucid um, or clear layer, which specifically reduces friction in AIDS and waterproofing. Functions of the skin include providing protection against general injury waterproofing by limiting water seeping through the skin in or out, allowing perspiration to be excreted, aiding us to cool down through evaporation. It's accreting Ciba more oil to keep our skin supple and moist. Arrest absorbing vitamin D three sunlight And, of course, the multiple century nerves are crucial for touch and feel purposes. This is just a basic overview of the lower arm and hand, which will help you give the based hand massage possible. 3. 3. Effects, Indications, Contraindications & Precautions: in this lesson will be uncovering why hand massage is so good, who and what conditions would benefit from a hand massage and also win to completely avoided treatment or what would require caution. You'd be surprised how beneficial a humble hand massage can be by stimulating circulation. Ah, host of other benefits are produced with increased blood circulation. More oxygen and nutrients are delivered, improving muscle tone, skin tone, healthy cell production and cell metabolism, effectively removing cellular waste. Lymphatic drainage is also improved, resulting in waste removal from the tissues as well as increased efficiency in dealing with infection. By using oil or cream, the hands and arms are effectively moisturized and the skin softened. Joint and muscle mobility is improved. Massage techniques, combined with a therapeutic sense of touch, allows for attention relief in the muscles and joints as well as relax ation off the mind. The friction caused by the massage assist the removal of dead skin cells combined with improved skin tone and moisturize ation. Overall appearance of the hands and arms is enhanced based on the effects hand massage has . You can imagine who would benefit from the treatments if you or kinds is experiencing any dryness of the skin or nails than a hand massage is definitely going to help. Something as simple as winter can be a great reason to give or receive a hand massage attention of the hands and arms from various activities. Strays from a certain situation or even day to day laugh will both benefit from this treatment. Restricted mobility from illness, surgery age or whether poor circulation due to various factors will see an effect with this massage. To be honest, you don't even need a physical reason to have a hand massage. It's a lovely treatment to do on yourself friends and family. Or if your professional incorporated into manicures or while you kind is relaxing with a face mask, you give them an extra treats. A country indication means you should not massager kinds at all if they have broken bones in the lower arm or hand. If there are any obvious infections of the nails, hand or forearm, you don't want to risk spreading the infection or possibly passing something onto yourself . If there are any cuts, severe bruising or inflammation, it would be very painful for your clients. Precautions indicate that a certain amount of caution and common sense are acquired. Some common situations to be aware off include arthritis. You possibly be able to continue the massage. However, you may need to adjust your pressure or avoid certain joints altogether. In the case of diabetes, UK may not be able to feel if you are pressing too hard or injuring them. Any injury would take longer to kill. Be careful and exercise good hygiene practices to ensure they aren't injured and don't acquire any infections. Minor bruising and low class swelling. Usually are. He require that you avoid that area. Be sure to ask your client about any that you see and what degree of sensitivity they are with Scottish you it may need a pains and how new it is Any major Scottish, you should be avoided for at least six months to ensure the healing process isn't affected . Massaging around the scar will aid the healing process, so use your discretion and remember to consult your kind about it. Communication is a vital part of this process. Oscar clients open into questions about anything you see or they feel. If you're unsure any stage about whether or not to proceed, rather stop completely. Better safe than sorry 4. 4. Step 1 - Effleurage: the first step in your hand massage treatments is called ifl araj. It is but the beginning and end of a massage and introduces your clients your touch. And if LaRoche is also used to spread the massage medium over the area, you'll be working in a stroking movement with flat hands you can follow along in your step by step guide will be starting with the clients right hand, which should be on your left. Apply a chosen massage medium to your hands and rub them together to warm it before gently taking their right hand with yours as if you're going to greet them. Couple left hand over their fingers and firmly struck upwards towards the upper arm. Relax your pressure somewhat as you slide your hand under the elbow and guide back towards their hand along the side of the forearm. When you returned to their hand, hook your left thumb under their rights and usual grip to turn the hand around. Now, with your right hand on top of the palm, use your right hand to stroke firmly up their forearm and then glad gente back underneath hook. You write them in today's again and two in the hand around to the initial position. Once again, if the rush, your left hand and then you're right, here's another view of the same movement from the therapist perspective. - Practicing if garage on a friend or family member and get used to stop in your client's hand over using your thumbs. We're moving on to finger rotaries from here. 5. 5. Step 2 - Rotaries: next, we'll be doing rotaries on the fingers using our thumbs. Although simple movement, the frictions are incredibly relaxing. When done right, support your kinds, hand with your left and gently do for meritorious from the nail plate to the knuckle that joins the finger to the hand with your right thumb dragged back to the nail plate and put slight pressure before releasing and moving on to the index finger. So a pants for comfort supporting appliance hand in your right as if you're greeting or by sporting Marist. Here is the same movement, but on the other hand, note always still started that, um, and moved towards the little finger. - Another view this time from the therapist perspective, the rapes have been increased to three per finger here, as this client had rheumatoid arthritis and find hand massage shop. Sir, it's important to avoid pulling on the fingers when you're gliding back to the nail plates . You don't want to hear the knuckle click you own. You want to give a gentle stretch, practice your rotaries on a friend or family member and note their reaction when you get the rhythm and pressure just rides. After this will be moving on to mates, a couple drainage and then just foremost steps until you can do a complete hand massage. 6. 6. Step 3 - Metacarpal Drainage: in this step will be doing sweeping movements between the bones of the hand using our farms . This can be quite sense to for some people, so you'll need to check with your clients and show you aren't hurting them. Cut the hand with your fingers underneath and thumbs on top, using your thumbs sweet from the base of the fingers towards the wrist between the bones. Alternator thumbs so that each sweep three times with a total of six before moving on is the same movement from the therapist perspective. Practice this movement on yourself so that you can accurately gauge at what pressure you feel. Sensitivity in practice on a family member or friend from here will be moving on to palm affection. 7. 7. Step 4 - Palmar Frictions: This is one of the most relaxing parts of the massage for your clients. Turn your clients hand over so that they promise facing upwards. Hook your little fingers under the thumb and little finger to open up their palm and support their hand with your fingers underneath, using your thumbs to deep crisscrossing frictions over the palm, alternating your thumbs. This isn't a fast movement, but rather slow and deliberate next to small up and down frictions from the base of the fingers to the wrist and back. Finally, drag your thumbs from the base of the fingers through the middle of the palm towards the wrist. Then using the signs of your thumbs, drag outwards to the sides of the hand as if you're breaking a biscuits. This provides a nice stretch for your clients. Here's another view from the therapist perspective. You'll see rosaries have been added in the beginning, rather than the biscuit break at the end. Take your time practicing this movement practice hooking their fingers so that it seemed less rather than awkward and see which of the friction combinations feels most natural for you to use. The rotary is criss cross up and down frictions or the biscuit break. I personally tend to use the rotaries, crisscross and biscuit break together from here will be moving on to risk manipulation. And then it's the final two steps of the massage. 8. 8. Step 5 - Wrist Manipulation: in this lesson will be manipulating the wrist joints. Support their wrist with your right hand. As you lace the fingers of your left hand with theirs, gently push their hand back towards them, then down towards the floor in gently rotate the hand one way and then the other. Here's the same movements. On the other hand, note my hands have swapped so that my left hand is supporting and right hand is laced with days. Another perspective from the therapist. Here the rest of rotated three times each side to aid with mobility. For this client, it's important not to force the movements. Each person has their own limited flexibility, and you want to gently encourage a stretch, not hurt your clients. With this movement, it's common to have a client try help but flexing and rotating the hands themselves. In this case, smile and remind them to relax and enjoy being pampered during a massage and leave it all up to you. Practice on yourself and on someone else until you're comfortable with the technique. After this, we have one more movement to learn. Before the final EPL a rajah 9. 9. Step 6 - Forearm Rotaries: four arm is often neglected. So here we're going to give it some TLC. Hold your clients. Hand with your right as if you're greeting them. Then with your left thumb on top and fingers below, do deep rotaries with your thumb from the wrist up the forearm. Glad back down and repeat the movement twice more on your final Glad back. Hook your left thumb under these and turn the hand over. Now, using your right hand, do the same rotaries up from the wrist to the elbow and glad back to repeat toe are small. On your final time of reaching the inner, Elber used the side of your thumb to drain the EPA. Truckee, a lymph node found a before planning back to the hand. Here is the same movement on the other arm and another view from the therapist demonstrating the movements are new ones. That inner arm can be quite sensitive, so take a to watch your client for any reactions or indication that they planned your pressure. Uncomfortable practices movements on a friend or family member until you're comfortable with the switch and Albert drainage. Ah, last movements is coming up and then you're done 10. 10. Step 7 - Final Effleurage: I am straight. This movement should look familiar since he started with that six steps ago. Once you've finished your forearm rotaries and AP truck Clear drainage, glad back down the hand and turn it around to hold with your right hand in the greeting position with your left hand over their fingers. Do a firm stroke up the arm sliding under the elbow and Gladding back to repeat with your right hand and then you left and then you're right again. Cover the arm and hand once you've done and move on to the other. Another view off the final garage. That's it. You're done. You now know it's simple but effective massage to treat friends and family or to incorporate into your spy and salon treatments. Practice the full sequence, making sure that your transitions between the steps flow together 11. 11. Final Project Reminder: I hope you're excited to be done putting it all together, my team a bit confusing at first. But thankfully, with a massage this short, you'll have the sequence perfected in no time. First, if you haven't already done so, then head over to the class Project section and download the three PDS. One of them is a descriptive, step by step instruction leaflet to help you remember Win and how to perform the various massage techniques. Next, record yourself during the full massage you only need to do. Each movement wants to try and keep a video short, and you only need to demonstrate on one hand and arm. If you've already uploaded many videos along the way, and it can skip the step completely, have your clients, be they family or friend. Complete the short client feedback form and uploaded or take a photo of it and upload that we'd love to see how they enjoyed the experience. Finally completed therapist feedback from yourself. Be honest and share all your thoughts for others to take inspiration from Upload it or a photo of it, and that's it. Please remember to leave a review, and I hope that this money treatment serves you well in your personal and professional life .