Massage for Performers
Musicians and performers provide the world with their talents and time while also offering the rest of us a great resource for healing and growth. However, a musician’s lifestyle (livelihood) may be a detriment to their mental and physical health.
A recent study discovered that about 71% of musicians currently experience or have suffered from an anxiety disorder and around 68% suffer from depression.
Why is this happening in such larger numbers with this group? According to the study, life on the road has many downsides (see list below). Touring is physically and mentally tiring so it’s no wonder that anxiety and depression are so prevalent among musicians:
Poor or irregular sleeping patterns, insomnia / Anti-social working hours lead to feelings of isolation / Away from loved ones and feeling alienated / Overly-scheduled days, weeks even months / Exhaustion or fatigue . Physical aches and pains from performing / Post-Performance Depression (PPD)
Also, musicians, along with many creative people, may also have a personality trait (Sensory Processing Sensitivity or HSP) that may make them more susceptible to anxiety. To learn more, click here.
All these effects sustained for long periods are traumatizing to the nervous system. Prolonged mental and physical stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Massage Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy are a great way to combat the stress of the road. Self-Care lessons teach those in need of relaxation how to take a break during their day no matter where the are on the road or back home.
Massage therapy, CST and self-care routines re-balances the nervous system by activating the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system which reduces stress hormone production while increasing relaxing and stabilizing hormones and chemicals which allow the mind and body to rest and repair - i.e. lowers heart rate & blood pressure, increases a sense of well-being and stability, encourages deeper sleep cycles, improves immunity response, etc…
Musicians and performers need a break to reset, one might even say “re-tune” their mind and body. I can help. I specialize in helping people break free from the constraints of anxiety and stress.
On site or in-office appointments
Video call self-care lessons
Intensive Relaxation Programs available on location (3 days)
(Recommended for before or after tour)
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