Preventing cramps, tendonitis, and carpel tunnel syndrome, eliminates the need for breaks of therapeutic hand treatments, or a massage after a massage.
There are several things that drain energy from your hands in a massage.
1. Keep your feet planted on the floor. If you do not, you will suffer from lack of source for flowing energy. You will not be able to effectively use your weight to press against the body, and you may put your back into an unaligned position. Your hands need all the help they can get, so be sure to use your entire physique for pressing into the muscles. This means bending and pushing through the legs for added pressure.
2. Don't do all the work with your hands. If you do, you will suffer a tired massage. Use multiple tools like arms, elbows, and wrists. There is nothing wrong with switching between a karate chop and a more invigorating rub-down. Try charging your body before hand, because your hands need prep work before a lasting massage.
3. Make sure you exercise your hands. If you do not, you will have no sense of renewal. Your hands will need time for rest, but when you are not frequently using your hands for massage, make time to keep them limber by applying strengthening exercises.
Although, you may not have a table on which to work, as most casual massages are done in bed, make sure you are not getting bent out of shape. Stretch before and after getting physically active!!!