Head, Neck, and Jaw
The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.
Focal points, among others:
1. The sub-occipital muscles
2. The lamination grooves and deep cervical muscles
3. The muscles at the front of the neck: anterior scalene and longus colli muscles
4. Intraoral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue and the floor of the mouth
5. The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles