Massage for Professional Musicians
Professional Continuing Education for Massage Therapists
Even though they rarely think of themselves as athletes, professional musicians use their bodies in ultra specific, repetitive ways, withstanding intensive live performances, long recording sessions, and/or grueling tour schedules. Yet unlike professional athletes who have regular, designated preventative and injury care, professional musicians aren’t usually taught how to care for their bodies and minds and are nonetheless subject to a permeating stigma of the music industry equating injuries with less talent or poor musicianship. Most injuries in the music world result from a combination of overuse, poor body awareness, and lack of self-care. Massage therapists are soft tissue and body alignment experts- so we can absolutely help alleviate pain and facilitate specific healing in muscles, tendons and joints. But we can also help to educate our musician clients about finding a healthy posture for their particular instrument, stretches and exercises specific to their function, and adopting a higher degree of self-care in their professional lives and daily routines. The goal? Prevent/ lessen injury downtime and extend their precious careers. Some things we’ll explore in this Live Webinar with Hands-On Course: Lifestyle, postural, and overuse injury considerations specific to 6 main categories of professional musicians and massage techniques & protocol to target problem areas for: piano and keyboard drums and percussion strings guitar horns *This course is for you if you'd like to specialize in working with touring artists, in recording studios, with city orchestras and Broadway type shows, worldwide music festivals and more. vocals
Please contact me if you need to cancel or reschedule. Class fee is typically non-refundable if canceling less than 24 hrs before the class start time, but some exceptions are made. Thank you for understanding.
New York, NY, USA