It is important to learn simple massage skills to be able to incorporate massage into your training and it is important to have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, especially the muscular and skeletal systems. By understanding these systems and the effects of exercise you can also appreciate how massage benefits you and why it should become an integral part of your dance training and can ultimately enhance your performance. The wonderful aspect about self massage is it is instinctive and easy to learn as you are learning about your own body’s needs.
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The basic contraindications to massage are:
- Feeling unwell or body temperature over 100°F
- Injury, wounds, recent bruising, muscle tears or sprains
- Bacterial infection or other infections
- If you react adversely to massage treatment
- If your suffer any symptoms seek advice from a doctor
There are many massage techniques but generally they are applied with the main pressure being directed towards the heart. This ensures that no undue pressure of blood being pushed against closed valves causes any damage to them. Exceptions to this rule, for example, compression is where pressure is applied directly downwards for a short time therefore no risk of the build up of pressure or damage to blood vessels.
Massage Techniques include:
Self Massage Tips
- The basic movements comprise stroking and brushing with gentle pressure
- Use a wide surface area of the palm of the hand and fingers
- Hold the muscle being massaged in a relaxed and shortened position
- Squeeze the muscle and stroke up the limb e.g. leg. Always apply pressure with stokes towards the heart
- On the return, you maintain, light contact and avoid the path taken on the upward stroke
- Your hands are relaxed and softly moulded around the natural contours of your body
- Perform passive stretches to the muscle groups after you have massaged them
- Note if you feel acute pain, if so STOP and seek medical advice