|Document ID (ISN)||105799|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ye X., Wong O., Fu H.
||World at work: Health hazards among foot massage workers in China
||Dec. 2005, Vol.62, No.12, p.902-904. Illus. 11 ref.
||Reflexology or foot massage is increasingly popular in China. Approximately 90% of foot massage workers in large cities are young women aged between 18 and 25, mostly migrant workers from poor inland regions of the country. This article discusses the occupational safety and health aspects of this occupation. Contents: premises; tasks (soaking, cleaning, massaging); health hazards (infections, hazards from exposure to chemicals used in soaking baths and massage oils, musculoskeletal diseases, psychological hazards); recommendations for improving workers' health protection.
||China; health hazards; masseurs; conditions of work
||infectious diseases; harmful substances; migrant workers; women; musculoskeletal diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services