It’s no secret that that engaging in the same action over and over again makes it more likely that you will develop a repetitive strain injury. The good news is that this outcome is not inevitable. Learning more about your most important tool, your body, can be incredibly empowering.
I started Wellness for Makers way before I was ready and before I knew exactly what it was going to be. I did everything without getting a business degree and, just like many other business owners, I made plenty of mistakes along the way. I wasn’t confident in my prices and, as a result, I priced all of my services way too low in fear of losing a gig.
I am excited to share that Wellness for Makers and Reset will be at this year’s NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA! In case you didn’t know, NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is an awesome conference for ceramic artists. It is a great opportunity to attend amazing lectures, exhibitions, and workshops, and have a great time networking. Come meet us at booth # 429 in the vendor room!
Let’s talk about our muscles and the benefits of massage! As many of you know, I am an artist as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist and I strive to make massage techniques more accessible to makers everywhere. It is beneficial to incorporate massage into your daily routine, and you can do it without leaving the comfort of your own studio.
The demands of being a professional artist can take a toll, and without their health, a maker can lose their livelihood. O+ is an organization that helps artists and musicians gain access to health care. They host annual one-day and weekend-long celebrations, called O+ Festivals, during which underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by local doctors, dentists, and complementary care providers.