THE HE4DS METHOD

An integrative training, therapy and lifestyle method for the longevity of dancers

Integrative
Medicine

Body, mind & soul

We focus on the whole person, including all aspects of life, and combine conventional medical treatment with complementary therapies.

Dance
Expertise

From dancers 4 dancers

As active dancers with many years of experience, we know the specific requirements and needs of dancers.

Clinical
Research

Dance science

The HE4DS method is proven in practice and applies the dance scientific insights of our clinical research with dancers.

THE 4 ELEMENTS OF HE4DS

YOUR BODY STRUCTURE

This is anatomy and physiological movement. Learn how to apply dance-related movement analysis, functional exercises, integrative stretching and self-treatment techniques for dancers. All exercises are directly related to dance movements and can be performed in addition to your dance training.

Functional anatomy

Integrative stretching

Self-treatment techniques

Manual treatment techniques

Dance-specific exercises

YOUR BODY CHEMISTRY

Your body is full of biochemical and metabolic processes and you got to understand how they work, so you can influence them in a beneficial way. We show you how. The focus is on the basics of nutrition and the vegetative nervous system. We explain vital substances, legal doping, as well as regeneration and the interaction of stress and pain in relation to the neurophysiology of yourself as a dancer.

Muscle physiology

Training physiology

Neurophysiology

Nutrition

First aid & wound healing

YOUR MIND

Dancing is a mind-game: The focus is on your psychology. Be it motivation, depression, trauma, identity, performance pressure or even stage fright. The mental training and breathwork techniques learnt are based on findings from sports psychology and other disciplines like diving. These techniques improve the stress competence in typical dance scenarios and promote a relaxed focus.

Mental training

Breathwork

High performance training

Visualisation techniques

Competitive psychology

YOUR SOUL

You know it, we know it: It’s all about LOVE for dance. Empowerment and psychological well-being are significant factors in dancing. We teach non-verbal communication and non-violent conflict resolution skills through dance and how to apply them in everyday situations. Discover new ways to enjoy your dance even more.

Methodology and didactics

Freestyle dance as communication

Dance terminology and dance science

SCIENCE

The HE4DS method is proven in practice and applies the dance scientific insights of our clinical research with dancers.
Interested in the clinical study results?

Find the latest scientific papers below.

A scientific study on the self-treatment of 113 b-boys.

RESEARCH PARTNERS

Through the cooperation with our research partners the HE4DS method is continuously maintained at the cutting edge of medicine and science.

From dancers
for dancers!

Because we care.