Dance is a physically demanding activity that requires training, rehearsals, and performance that is physically intensive. Not including your daily activities like working, driving, walking, and even standing, creates tension in the body. Which results in loss of focus, emotional imbalance, mental stress that affects your physical self. Massage is becoming more recognized as a skill that enhances your overall well-being. When you are stressed caused by intensive training and hectic schedules are a common cause of imbalance and overuse injuries. Your physical condition has an effect on your mental and emotional. It only shows that if you want a better focus mentally and emotionally, you should take good care of your physical self.
- Dancers typically have sensitive and highly tuned bodies
Receiving a massage has a high benefit in easing the soreness. But one of the best benefits of massage to dancers is it regenerates the muscles to a better condition. It is highly recommended to have a massage before and after the performance. Massage is good in easing the pain and reducing the risk of muscle cramps, especially if you received them right there during a performance.
- Dancers require agility and flexibility
Massage has a huge contribution in increasing the range of movements and improving the flow of nutrients and energy. You cannot perform properly if you are not feeling well, the immune system also takes a major role in a dancer's performance. In which massage regenerates the system and increases the volume of white blood cells in your body. Massage increases the longevity of your performance due to it gives you strength and reduces the potential risk of injury. The dancers should at least have two sessions of massage every month. Having a massage during res day will keep the dancer's whole body system functioning and can boost your performance.
- Dancers need strength and endurance
A great performance is from a great sleep, strength and endurance are essential to dancers. The number one source of strength is good sleep. Lack of sleep can increase the stress hormone which is the Cortisol that causes a decrease in the energy level. When you are not sleeping well, you tend to wake up feeling tired and irritated. Massage promotes quality sleep due to a decrease of Cortisol level in the brain and increases Serotonin that relaxes the mind and allows those suffering from insomnia to fall into deep refreshing sleep and sleep more consistently.
- Dancers need energy
Regular massage boosts the lymph system by applying pressure to specific points in the body that helps detoxify the body that releasing the tired feeling and fatigue also promoting higher energy after the massage. Massage improves blood flow and circulation which increases the oxygen level in your cells, and when the cellular oxygen level is higher the body feels less fatigued.