Tag Archives: Jaw

The Mask

 

The Mask
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Always a mask

Held in the slim hand whitely

Always she had a mask before her face —

 

Truly the wrist

Holding it lightly

Fitted the task:

Sometimes however

Was there a shiver,

fingertip quiver,

Ever so slightly —

Holding the mask?

 

For years and years and years I wondered

But dared not ask

And then —

I blundered,

Looked behind the mask,

To find

Nothing —

She had no face.

 

She had become

Merely a hand

Holding a mask

With grace.

Author unknown


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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Your Jaw and you

Jaw

Jaw

How many of you are familiar with your jaw?  If so, is it because it is tight, sensitive, painful or locked?

This week I worked with a client whose legs started shaking dramatically when massaging their tense jaw.  She had chronically locked her jaw so tightly that it affected how she supported herself through her legs.  Later she mentioned that her walking improved!  Imagine that?

Another client coming to discuss walking explained to me they had surgery on their jaw as a teenager.  Apparently wearing braces had changed the position of their lower jaw.  When the braces came off the teeth were straight but the upper jaw was quite a bit forward of the lower jaw.  The over bite fix was tragic! Breaking the jaw and moving it forward.  Wow, at no time did anyone consider simple learning exercises for releasing the jaw may reduce the need surgery?

Come to an upcoming workshop series and find out more about how jaw health.  For example how your eyes, ears, cheeks, neck, chest, shoulder and arms can or can be affected by what is happening in your mouth!

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Integration of Body, Mind & Spatial Awareness

 

Jaw Pain connected to Neck Pain

  • muscles in the neck run up into the lower jaw
  • tight  neck, neck muscle cramps, and neck muscle strains can cause jaw pain
  • problems with the jaw can cause neck pain

There are many reasons why jaw, shoulder and neck muscles and nerves one can antagonize the other:

  • The jaw muscles are controlled primary by the trigeminal nerve (C5) – Pressure on this nerve through the spine, muscle cramps, or inflammation can lead to poor functioning of the jaw.
  • Abnormal posture. The major muscles that hold up the head are in the neck and jaw.  These are assisted by smaller muscles at the top of the spine.  Fatigue of these smaller muscles places greater strain on the neck and jaw causing the neck to hyper-extend. The cause of most neck and jaw pain is the trapeze muscle which extends from the head to the shoulders.
  • Stress also causes the muscles in the neck to tighten, which can lead to many types of neck pain and jaw pain itself.
  • Fibromyalgia – Head together with the neck positioning creates chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction.
  • Whiplash – the disc in the jaw joint being pushed out-of-place, leading to severe neck pain and jaw pain.
  • Temporamandibular Joint Syndrome – Nerve inflammation and structural abnormalities.   Headache, shoulder pain, right-sided or left neck pain.

Nerves connect the muscles of the face, jaw and neck to the cervical spine.  If these muscles are tense pain can be felt in the face, neck and ears.

 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – shoulder, jaw, and neck pain with sinus infections on one side.  Compression of neurovascular structures may lead to tense muscles and referred pain throughout the head and neck.

  • Muscular and Nerve Issues – Temporamandibular Jaw problems and anterior repositioning
  • Nodes, Salivary Glands, and Dental Problems and  Lymph Glands – grinding  teeth  abscess,  infection

Jaw and neck pain can be both acute and chronic and result from trauma or slowly with structural issues

WHY FELDENKRAIS?

Support healthy jaw function and break free from pain by cultivating awareness and experiencing:

  • Primary Movements of the Jaw
  • Shoulder, Neck and Jaw Connections
  • Head and Jaw Integration
  • Eyes and Jaw Integration
  • Cheek and Tongue Integration

Empathy from cultivating awareness from the inside out

The intent of this article is in the context of how  communication and movement can support the decrease of anxiety, stress & fear.

  • InTouch Communication:  Values & Empathy integration in communication for transforming disconnection into connection
  • Feldenkrais Movement: calming one’s nervous system.

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Natural World Empathy Support 

  • Natures Love plant essences blended by Renee: support body, and minds feelings that block emotions and self-confidence
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Find out more on how integrating the arts of movement, communication and space compliment your experience and encompasses a holistic approach to wellness.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

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