Speakers, Actors, and Singers, you use your bodies to tell a story. The telling of that story involves the whole of you; every muscle is engaged in ways that may not be your norm. Massage supports your craft through bringing balance and recovery to your muscles. Circulation is improved bringing healing oxygen-rich blood to your stressed muscles.
Proper massage will reduce and remove restrictions and tightness in the soft tissues that impact your speech, singing, breath, and posture.
Massage therapy can improve breathing and use of breath through postural correction. This can lead to the opening of the chest area; as well as, the structural alignment and rib cage expansion needed for optimal lung function. Many muscles in the front and back of the upper body are accessory respiratory muscles. When any of these muscles are chronically tight and shortened, they can restrict normal breathing and disrupt breathing patterns. Massage techniques to relax and lengthen these muscles improve breathing capacity and function.
Facial massage is of particular importance for you. Massage brings well-being to the muscles that directly impact your ability for speech and song. These muscles are located in the front of your neck, face and inside your mouth. The techniques are very gentle, allowing your body to release any tension preventing top performance.