1. Explain the organisations service times for Indian head massage and the importance of completing the service in a commercially viable time.
A. An Indian head massage should take 45 minutes, if the treatment is completed under the viable time, the client will feel like they’re not getting their moneys worth or the best out of the treatment, it also prevents times wastage and ensures that an effective appointment is in place.
2. Explain how to set up the work area for an Indian head massage.
A. For an Indian head massage, the work area needs to be set up correctly, this includes the bed, a chair for the client and the trolley.
~As the client doesn’t lay or sit on the bed you don’t need a lot of towels, all you need is two cushions which should be placed in a triangle like position with two small towels placed over them so that the client can lay forward.
~The trolley needs to be wiped over with surgical spirit to disinfect it, you should then place a piece of bedroll over the trolley along with the oil.
~The chair should be placed near the bed with a big towel placed over it and one should be given to the client to wrap around themselves.
3. Explain the importance of adopting the correct posture throughout the treatment and the impact this may have on yourself and the outcome of the treatment.
A. You need to make sure that your back is kept straight with your shoulders pushed back where possible, keeping your weight as evenly balanced as you can. If you have poor posture you will suffer from aches and pains, you will tire more easily, become easily irritated, the treatment will be less effective and you may develop Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
4. Explain how to recognise different scalp conditions and hair types
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