Welcome to the Voice Massage™ web pages!
Voice Massage is a treatment that facilitates all muscle groups related to breathing and voice
production by means of classical massage strokes. It is aimed at relieving tension in the muscles
so that proper posture, flexibility, especially in the area of the rib cage and diaphragm, and over all
relaxation will return. Breathing exercises and stretching may be used in addition.
This tension release in body and mind is the prerequisite for balanced voice production.
The muscles that relate to voice production are in the middle and upper part of the body,
the chest, the neck, the face and the head. Massage strokes are carefully applied in
the area in question. The respiratory muscles and masticators as well
as the tongue are treated.
Voice Massage therapy is an appropriate therapy for the following
1. To aid methods of general relaxation
2. To prevent malfunction in all persons who use their voices professionally
e.g. singers, teachers, politicians
3. To support voice production and speech and voice therapy
4. To help solve wind instrument players breathing and lip positioning problems
5. To release tension and pain in the muscles of mastication
6. To support reflux treatment by releasing tension in external throat muscles and the diaphragm
7. To increase the efficiency of breathing both generally and specifically e.g. asthmatics
8. To allow easier breathing, swallowing and speaking for ALS or Parkinsons disease
9. To relax muscle tension e.g. computer users
10. To provide improvement in breathing function in athletes
One session lasts 45 - 75 minutes and usually 1 - 5 sessions are needed.
However, in some cases of very established voice
and breathing problems or exhaustion, more sessions are needed.
Voice Massage is performed only by trained Voice Massage -therapists.
It is not physiotherapy, speech therapy or
an alternative therapy nor is it invasive.
No equipment or heating is used.
Voice Massage Therapy was developed by Ms Leena Koskinen, a massage therapist from Finland
in collaboration with medical and voice specialists and has been in use since 1980's.
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