“As an RMT I always have to be on top of caring for my body. If I fall behind on self-care, minor injuries and aches creep up and may affect my ability to work. Most of my workouts at the gym involve core activation activities. My target muscles for myself include: pelvic floor muscles, transverse abdominis, lower trapezius, and longus coli. These are the muscles that are key stabilizers that I like to make sure are in good health and are always a part of all of my activities whether its work or playing volleyball and doing martial arts.
Another self-care tactic is staying properly hydrated at all times. If I ever become dehydrated, my skin becomes dry and may easily crack. As you can imagine, RMTs wash their hands countless times a day between patients; so, our hands are prone to becoming dry. Staying well hydrated with water throughout the day is very important to my skin health and self-care regime. “
– Jonathan Paez, RMT