Many people have never stopped for a moment to consider their breathing. Most of us take breathing for granted, and so we never consider that we might have developed improper breathing habits during our childhood or even later in life. The process of proper breathing rehabilitation is essential to ensure coordination is achieved.
At VOX CURA our Speech-Language Pathologist has proven to be extremely effective in helping singers, public speakers, musicians, children, and athletes improve breathing related to voice and relaxation disorders.
The basis of the technique is to teach the patient how to establish proper control over exhalation, allowing inhalation to happen naturally. In addition, application of specific laryngeal massage techniques can improve laryngeal mobility and comfort. However, many of us struggle under day-to-day stresses and refuse to stop working, even in breathing. By allowing the muscles of the body (primarily the diaphragm) to inhale automatically in speaking and singing, efficiency is achieved and less effort is needed. The patient’s daily oxygen levels, which are essential in relaxing our muscles and nerves, increase and the carbon dioxide levels, which tense our muscles and nerves, decreases. This creates a healthy body and a happy mind.
Dr. Carl Stough once said, “All life begins and ends with the exhale. The first sound of a newborn occurs on the first exhale. That sound triggers to perpetual motion of the diaphragm.”