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Science Behind Your Hands and Wrists

Muscles in the forearms help provide the most movement for the fingers. So if you intend to choose a career in massage therapy you better be focused on caring for you hands, wrists and forearms for years to come. Maintaining your hands is of the utmost importance, so here is some science so you can impress your friends with knowledge. 

The wrists and hands involve dozens of distinct moving parts. Each hand contains 27 individual bones that offer the hand a wide range of motion.  The ulna and radius converging in the wrist along with the supporting myriad muscles steer both wrists and hands to do what you want them to do.

There are 8 carpal bones in each wrist which are joined in two equal-length rows to form the carpus.  The hand and wrists are made up of ligaments, nerves and tendons which run into the palm through the carpal tunnel. The 5 long, thin metacarpal bones of the palm extend from the carpus to each of the fingers in the hand.  The metacarpal bones is where you would attach your FingerWeights to your hand for reference.  

The wrist is an extremely extravagant work of art.  There are so many moving parts in one small area yet they are also very vulnerable to injury.  The tendons in the wrist can become inflamed, irritated and damaged by tight muscles and other parts of daily life so be careful and take care of those magically gifts you’ve got there. 

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