Massage Therapy for Dancers
Everyone loves a good massage, especially if it helps you dance better.
Let Loose with Massage Therapy
“No massage, thanks.” —said no one ever. Massages are one of those things that everybody loves. Now a deep tissue massage, although it is beneficial, is not that kind of massage. Even if there are, possibly, no scented candles and soothing background music involved, your dancing could really benefit from this kind of massage.
Massage therapy for dancers has many advantages. Long classes, rehearsals and recitals take a toll on your muscles and your entire body. Going around ignoring that fact is not going to help anyone. The truth is, your muscles are under a lot of stress when dancing, especially if you do it several times a week. It is necessary to stop and pamper your dancing body.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
The point of getting a deep tissue massage is to help your body improve its circulation and get rid of toxins like lactic acid. This significantly reduces the pain we feel after dancing. It also assists in elongating tight muscles, which can reduce the stress on your joints caused by those tight muscles, and even improve your range of movement.
Other benefits of massage therapy include:
- Gives your immune system a boost by increasing your white blood cell count
- Stimulates the nerves, which stimulates inner organs
- Helps prevent injuries by relieving tension in stressed muscle groups
- Contributes to a speedy recovery after injury
For your massage to keep you in great dancing shape, it should be done at least once a month, ideally, on your rest day. Doing so will allow your body to stay fresh and be ready to give it all in your next dance class in Colorado. Take good care of your body after, and watch your dance get better and better.