Wellness for Makers: A Movement Guide for Artists
Author: Missy Graff Ballone
This one-of-kind guide for crafters and artists of all kinds teaches you how to alleviate pain and strain while working in the studio through active and passive stretching, strengthening, and massage techniques that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
An important resource for all makers and artists, this helpful guide supports artists and crafters with ways to maintain their most valuable tool: their body. Taking a creative and thoughtful perspective, this essential wellness guide motivates and empowers artists to alleviate pain and strain while working in the studio and at the workbench. Whether you're making jewelry, ceramics, weavings, needlework, murals, sculptures, or beyond, the information, tips, and 40+ exercises with detailed photos—all steps are clearly demonstrated by the author herself—will create more-healthful movement patterns that build strength and longevity, reduce the risk of injury, relieve pain and strain, and improve posture and overall well-being. It's the only wellness book geared specifically to craftspeople. The author is a well-known and trusted wellness influencer in the craft world. Detailed photos present all steps clearly demonstrated by the author herself!
Exercises & tips to improve workdays:
- Reducing injury
- Improving posture
- Avoiding and relieving pain
Missy Graff Ballone is the founder of Wellness for Makers®, an organization dedicated to empowering artists through education, mindful living, and movement. She is licensed in bodywork methods and passionate about helping artists locate and share wellness resources. Missy lives in Hudson Valley, NY.
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Craft (August 16, 2022)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764363212
- ISBN-13: 9780764363214
- Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.70 x 8.7 inches