Optimal Breathing

We see it as our mission to help anyone breathe more efficiently, no matter the activity he or she would like to perform. We believe that each individual needs a personalised approach, using different methods and tools in order to change long standing breathing patterns. Our work revolves around biomechanics, functional anatomy and how to change automatic responses in our clients’ nervous system by gently releasing excessive tension throughout the body and replacing imprecise and sometimes harmful beliefs with clear concepts backed up by years of research.

Methods we use

MDH Breathing Coordination is the study of how different structures in our body collaborate for optimal breathing. It reduces excessive tension and restores a healthy balance in our muscles and skeletal system in order to allow for calm and efficient ventilation. This method has been developed in the early 2000’s based on the research and lifelong work of breathing pioneer Carl Stough. Its advantages are a precise physical assessment of each individual’s breathing mechanism in order to offer a taylor-made treatment based on the specific needs of the client as well as a very gentle and calming overall approach to the client. MDH Breathing Coordination is an educational tool teaching a more efficient use of the physical structures, but is often found to have a therapeutic effect and can be used for people of all ages and needs.

Walt Fritz’s Foundation in Myofascial Release and Laryngeal Massage is a patient-centered method that also focusses on the client’s individual needs. Many SLPs, SLTs, massage therapists and voice professionals today understand the need to release excessive tension in the vocal and swallowing structures in order to produce sound efficiently and improve any issues an individual might encounter in the throat, mouth and neck as well as pain in the surrounding structures.

Classic massage has been used for centuries in order to release muscular tension and help improve movement. We use elements of massage if necessary to support the muscular and fascial release if necessary.