The jaw, being used to eat and talk with, is also a survival mechanism for stress; when under stress, from primitive times, human beings instinctively tense their jaw. This prepares them to run or fight to save their lives. The fight response is a very different kind of mind set in which to carry on in a normal way in today’s world.
The word ‘emotion’ comes from the word ‘motion’. What moves us is our muscles. Releasing muscle tension can help people to fit more comfortable into their own skin, to feel and perform better.
We are made up of 70% fluid, and about 20% of the oxygen that we breathe supports our brain. For any one suffering from tension in their neck and shoulders, the amount of blood containing all the oxygen and nutrients that the brain needs to operate properly will be restricted. It is possible to live for several weeks without food, a few days without water but only a few minutes without oxygen. Even a slight restriction can prevent the brain from working at its best.
Our approach is to address these issues and some of the emotionally associated elements individually in a measured way. This allows structural and physiological processes to heal the body normally without the need to resort to drugs that are associated with all kinds of dangerous side effects.