MTD is traditionally addressed in the voice studio by reducing and/or eliminating muscle tension
directly with massage, by optimizing the laryngeal carriage position with a downward massage, or, if moderate to extreme, circumlaryngeal manipulation to help lower the laryngeal environment, (13) by increasing the effectiveness of breath management/balance during phonation, through the optimizing of postural alignment, physically releasing tension in the head, jaw and tongue during phonation, by promoting flow-based phonation, and decreasing overall effort required for phonation.
Reports of possible etiologies leading to increased laryngeal muscle tension
are ubiquitous in the literature.
The results show that perilaryngeal muscle tension
and position of the larynx measured using the LMTPE scale is significantly higher in the group of patients with occupational voice disorders compared to normophonic people.
Relaxation may decrease muscle tension
and anxiety and reduce the emotional distress associated with pain.
Self-reported UQMP and muscle tension
(severity and frequency) were measured by the visual analogue frequency scale (VAFS) and visual analogue intensity scale (VAIS).
"STRESS can also increase muscle tension
, most commonly experienced via contraction of muscles in the upper limbs, neck and around the skull," says Horsley.
Experts at Japan''s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine tested daily humming as a treatment for people with the voice disorder muscle tension
dysphonia, which can make the voice husky, breathy or rough.
Biofeedback can help a person increase awareness of--and even prevent--typical stress responses like muscle tension
. It is especially beneficial, however, for patients who have more significant physical, mental, or emotional stressors, such as a traumatic injury, difficulty sleeping, challenges brought on by stroke, anxiety, depression, and many types of chronic pain, including low back pain, chronic headaches/ migraines, fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal pain, (1-6) Chronic pain patients may experience a downward spiral as their body reacts to stress and pain in ways that exacerbate their condition.
Kinesiology Taping: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide is a hands-on, user-friendly guide to using elastic tape on one's body to provide support for exercise/sports training, or to relieve muscle tension
, bruising, sore muscles, strains, sprains, or arthritic conditions.
If you're feeling stiff or sore: Use a heated ball or roller, which will help release muscle tension
. The higher temperature will open up the blood vessels, improving blood flow to tight muscles.
DANNY WILLIAMS goes deep to soothe stress and muscle tension
I''m already a big fan of a soothing soak in the tub, especially at the end of a stressful week or after a big work-out.
Each incident of muscle tension
had an original cause on a certain day.