Therpoint Massage Helps Musicians Perform Pain Free
Musicians are susceptible to a wide range of injuries generally attributed to overuse. The combination of intense practicing with an overwhelming desire for excellence can result in hours of muscular stress.
String Instrument Injuries
String instrumentalists are prone to injuries of the back, shoulders and neck. Injuries will vary depending on the particular string instrument being played, its height, weight and whether the musician is seated or standing while playing it. String players often complain of muscle stiffness, pain, soreness, tension or numbness on the fingers, hand, wrist, neck, jaw, back and shoulders. Sometimes even the abdominal muscles and respiration is affected. The most common is overuse or "Repetitive Strain Injuries."
Wind Instruments Injuries
Wind instrumentalists are prone to ear, nose, throat, mouth, lips, neck, shoulder and arm injuries. .
Percussion Instrument Injuries
Percussionists often complain of back, shoulder, neck, hand, wrist, fingers and arm pain and tension. Some of the most common injuries of percussionists are tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The use of any keyboard may cause serious injury (that is, carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive strain injury) to hands, wrists, arms, neck or back. The risks of injuries can be reduced by taking frequent short breaks to get up and walk around a couple of times every hour.
After several sessions my arms felt fantastic
I've been an organist and pianist for 40 years. When I had tendonitis in my arms and intense pain in my thumbs practicing for my next performance became a nightmare.
I went to Therpoint Massage and my thumb pain was gone in just one session.
And after several sessions my arms felt fantastic and I could play pain free!
Mary Rose DiGiovanna, Bristol, CT