Benefits of Massage for Salsa Dancers: Massage is a wonderful option for dancers who do not have time to rest properly. Massage is a safe and effective way of speeding up the recovery process.
Benefits of Massage for Dancers:
- speed up the body’s natural recovery process
- injury prevention
- enhances performance
- releases muscular tension and allows our bodies to move with fluidity
- helps the natural process in healing minor soft tissue injuries
As a Massage Therapist & Bodyworker and a Professional Dancer, I can have found that massage is an imperative element that should be added to dancers training regiment. Getting regular bodywork helps me stay healthy and injury free for my active lifestyle. I have added massage to my disciplined dance training schedule to offer myself longevity on the dance floor.
Overuse injuries occur in dancers because muscles are worked hard during rehearsal, intense training, and performance. When muscles are are not rested fully and you are already for the next class, rehearsal or show injury can occur because the muscles are not fully recovered from the last session. It is as important to maintain a recovery period to maintain muscle health while enhancing your true potential as a dancer. Overuse is one of the most common causes of muscular injury and imbalance in the dance community. when these injuries are not properly addressed they can impair performance and have the potential to become chronic injures.
Our bodies are so incredible that it instinctively knows how to heal itself. Recovery from physical activity happens through circulation of the blood flushing out waste products that build up in the muscles from the intense dance rehearsal and physical activity our bodies endure. Instinctively the body provides nutrients and repairs any tissue damage. Unfortunately, this process takes time and only works when we take the necessary time to rest the body and allow it to take on the repair process. Being a Professional Dancer, I know first hand that busy rehearsal schedules makes this necessary rest period almost impossible to achieve.
Visit me at www.jenpicneo.com for more information or to schedule a session in dance training or to set personal goals in injury prevention as a dancer.