I have a question...on a lighter topic. Do you prefer to stand or sit or both during your treatments?
Stand. All I do is wax, so I'm often moving around the table.
I personally like to stand, although I mostly perform facials. I tend to hunch and hurt my back when I sit, plus I don't have the noisiness of the chair rolling around :)
When I first started in the industry I used to sit. I never felt like I could really see my clients skin. I have been standing for about 4 years now and would not go back to sitting. I can move around much easier and honestly my back hurts less with standing. I wear very supportive shoes as well - Dansko.
I stand until I get to the facial massage portion of my treatment. Then I sit on a medicine ball. I find that my movements are much more fluid when I'm sitting.
Depending on the treatment being done, I do both... On a facial I sit during the cleansing, exfoliating and masking and always stand during skin analysis and the massage. If it's a body treatment or waxing I always stand.
I do both. I get bored easily and some things I just find easier to do while standing or sitting. It just depends on the treatment and the person I'm working on!