Massage for Musicians

“Before playing a note, we all need to learn how to get in tune and to stay in tune.”-           zen guitar

Ola natural healing understands that professional touring musicians perform night after night with the same intensity as a professional athlete and we understand the strain and stress the body undergoes and the care required to prevent injury and to meet the demands of living on the road! 

Our goal is to help musician’s find their internal tuning- one that brings the body, mind and spirit into harmony. Like instruments, we too fall out of tune and need to re-balance.  Massage offers to you an ability to connect with yourself and develop a greater awareness of the areas that might need a tune-up. Massage can relieve muscular tension, prevent injury, assist the body in achieving greater flexibility, increase circulation and stimulate healing from within.


 The Benefits of Massage for Musicians

    • Increased flexibility and mobility
    • Prevention and treatment of repetitive strain injury
    • Sharper mental and physical acuity for practice and performing
    • More energy, reduced fatigue
    • Improved posture and alignment
    • Reduced stress and tension related to performance anxiety
    • Increased body awareness

Music is a great passion of Ali’s.  It inspires and invigorates her soul.  In an effort of hers to merge all of her passions and create her dream; she offers therapeutic solutions for musicians interested in heightened creativity, stress relief, freedom from muscle tension/tightness and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

On Tour

Ola natural healing caters to a clientele who are committed to maintaining health and well being for themselves and their crew.  Traveling with a personal therapist on your crew, treatment can be available at almost any hour of the day or night backstage, in your hotel room, or even on the bus.

Structural Integration;  A Musician’s Tuning 

The positioning of the body to play many musical instruments is asymmetrical. For example, playing a guitar or double bass, one arm is up, and one is down, and each does something different – fretting versus plucking, strumming, or bowing. Or the violin, where the head and chin tuck to the instrument.

Focal Dystonia

Focal Dystonia a neurological movement disorder that has no cure but can be managed by a regimen that includes botox injections and Rolfing sessions. It is reported that 10,000 musicians around the world suffer from focal dystonia.

Repetitive Motion Injuries / Tendonitis

More typically with musicians I see issues akin to repetitive motion injuries and tendonitis. Practicing and playing hours a day will use the same muscle groups over and over, with the potential for contracted muscles, localized fascial shortening around them, and entrapped/inflamed nerves. This type of situation responds well to hands-on Rolfing Structural Integration sessions.   This work is best done in conjunction with movement therapies.