Proper body mechanics and alignment are essential in maintaining a long and successful career as a massage therapist. Using optimal alignment can prevent injury and burnout which are unfortunately all too common. Learning to use appropriate leverage, stacked joints and proper weight distribution will offer you a fulfilling career. The goal is to listen to your body and work smarter, not harder. After all, the better you feel while giving bodywork the better the client will feel while receiving! It is a win win! In this one-day workshop you will be offered movement-based activities to get a deeper sense of your body awareness. We will discuss the fundamentals of body mechanics, spinal alignment, safe use of shoulder and wrist joints, weight distribution in the feet, working with the core and creating ease in giving pressure during sessions. There will be two demonstrations and time for exchanging two sessions to incorporate body mechanic fundamentals.