As an aerialist, it’s sometimes difficult to find body workers who really understand just how our bodies are used during both training and performance. I always say in introductory classes that we’re going to introduce you to muscles you didn’t know you had and use them in ways they’ve never been used, and while it may sound a little silly, it’s really so true! The dynamic movements we do in the air, the combination of weight load with flexibility demand and end range of motion requirement simultaneously, and the necessity of repetitive training really takes its toll. Injury is unfortunately sometimes common among aerialists, and a lot of the time, it can be prevented with proper self care and careful, conscientious training.
Acupuncture and its related modalities are uniquely able to address the stresses placed on the body during aerial training, and what’s extra cool about it is that it’s a holistic practice – your aches and pains will be addressed on an individual basis, and your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs. We can address everything from the pains associated with overuse and injury, anxiety surrounding social situations or performance, dizziness caused by spinning or being upside-down, and lack of energy to last through extended rehearsal and training demands. The functional anatomy training that goes along with acupuncture training means we can figure out all of those frustrating little things that your body seems to do a little bit differently from how everyone else seems to do it, and help you either strengthen and/or stretch that area effectively to be able to eventually do the thing, or identify an anatomical peculiarity that is unique to you (and help you find ways around or through it).
There’s no judgment and no expectation, just honesty and compassion, and a genuine desire to help you get to feeling your best. Chances are pretty decent that I’ve already been through what you’re facing in some way during my own aerial training, and I’m more than happy to share those stories with you to put you at ease. I do firmly believe that anyone can do circus, and acupuncture is a great way to make sure you’re doing it safely and sustainably for as long as possible. We can meet you where you are and help you get to where you’d like to be. From a simple cupping session to get that muscle soreness from too many meat hooks that has your obliques angry to a series of acupuncture sessions to get your brain on board with safely going backwards and upside-down at the same time, I’d be happy to work with you to help you find your way to meeting your goals. Let me help you get back to the healthy point and stay there.
Courtney Lantz, L. Ac.
Healthy Point Acupuncture
4229 Bardstown Road, Suite 206
Louisville KY 40218
(502) 509-9926 (call or text)
Online scheduling is available through Facebook or the website.
Written by Courtney Lantz