Our sports massage therapy for dancers, yogis, and gymnasts including athletes who perform floor gymnastics is designed for all levels and will vary depending on your specific needs. The bodies of dancers, yoga practitioners, and gymnasts have much in common. As flexibility increases, joint stability decreases. Most common issues result from overuse, repetitive movements, and high strain on the body. For ballet dancers, the lateral rotation of the hip brings myriad problems to other parts of the body as well.
A Sports Massage with the needs of a dancer, gymnast, or yogi in mind will focus mainly on easing muscle tension, pain, and soreness while improving circulation in tense areas, all while working to prevent injury.
Most common injuries related to Dance, Floor Gymnastics and Yoga are reported as follows:
- Ankle Sprains and Injuries
- Achilles Tendonitis and Tendonitis in Ankle, Knee, Hips
- Stress Fractures
- Wrist Sprains
- Neck Strains
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Impingement
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Back pain, strain, sprain, herniated disc and Spondylolysis